2006 Award Winners

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2006 Award Winners

 


Bantam Female
Tristan Langley
Hometown: Truro
Club: CNLL
Coach: Jake Borden

Tristan was the top ranked female bantam in the indoor and outdoor season. She made the legion team as a bantam aged athlete in the women’s 3000m. During 2006, Tristan became a three time record holder; In February she set a 1000m record for the bantam girls with a run of 3:22.20 breaking the previous record of 3:32.8 set by Amber Corkum in 2000. In July, Tristan broke 26-year-old bantam girls 3000m record held by Robyn Meagher. Her time of 10:41.52 bettered the previous time of 10:42.5 set in 1980. She also established a new 800m indoor provincial bantam record with a run of 2:28.08. Showing her versatility, Tristan also won gold in the junior girls NSSAF cross country race.

Top Performances
Outdoor
800m- 2:28.08
1000m- 3:22.2
1500m- 5:00.76
3000m- 10:41.52 Record

Midget Female
Chelsea Whalen
Hometown: Antigonish
Club: Launchers Athletics
Coach: Steve Wohlmuth

Chelsea is a newcomer to the track and field scene but wasted no time in making her mark. She won the junior girl’s title at the NSSAF meet then went on to win the midget division at both the Nova Scotia Championships and the Atlantic Championships. At the National Legion Track and Field Championships in August she set a new Nova Scotia record for the 3k shot and also surpassed the existing Legion record. She won a silver medal just behind an athlete from Quebec.

Top Performances
Outdoor
Shot Put 3k- 12.51 Provincial midget record
Shot Put 4k- 10.20
Javelin: 30.68m

Midget Male
Marcus Greenlaw
Hometown: Halifax
Club: Halifax Wanderers

Coach: Kevin Heisler

Marcus Greenlaw had an outstanding season in 2006, setting a NS midget record at the Alieen Meagher Classic in the men’s 3000m with a blazing time of 8:50.22. His season was highlighted by a gold medal win in the 3000m at the National Legion Championships and a silver medal in the 1500m. At the NSSAF XC Provincials, Marcus won silver in the intermediate boys 5km race. In November, Marcus set NS midget 1500m indoor record with a time of 4:09.65, breaking the previous record of 4:16.80 set by Darren Stoddard set in 1980. Top Outdoor Performances

Top Performances
1500m 4:08.71
3000m 8:50.22 NS Midget Record

Indoor Performances
1500m 4:09.65 Provincial Midget indoor record

Juvenile Female
Rebecca Coady
Hometown: Annapolis Royal
Club: Athletics East
Coach: Charles Scarrow

Rebecca had an outstanding outdoor season in 2006, establishing a Nova Scotia juvenile and junior record in the women's 3000mSc with a time of 11:21.42 at the Canadian Junior Championships. In August, at the Royal Canadian Legion Championship, Rebecca won a silver medal in the women's 2000mSc with a 7:15.04 performance.

Top Performances
55m 2000mSc- 7:15.04
60m 3000mSc- 11:21.42 NS Juvenile and Junior Record

Juvenile Male
Mason Foote
Hometown: Centerville
Club: AVRC

Coach: David Morse


Mason had a great season in 2006. At the NSSAF track and field provincials, Mason won gold in both the 100m and 200m. His summer reached a peak at the Royal Canadian Legion National Championships where he came away with a gold medal performance in the 100m with a personal best of 11.01 and bronze medal in the 200m. He capped off the meet by contributing to the bronze-medal winning team in the sprint 4 X100m.

Top Outdoor Performances
100m 11.01 (-1.3)
200m 22.24
LJ 6.20

Junior Female
Jenna Martin
Hometown: Bridgewater
Club: Athletics East
Coach: Charles Scarrow

Jenna had a remarkable season in 2006, both indoors and out. She tore through the indoor season in 2006 with record-breaking performances in the 55m, 60m, 100m, 200m and 400m. In February, at the Valentine's Day Invitational in Boston, MA, Jenna set a provincial junior record in the 200m (25.05) and was ranked as the top junior in the country in this event. The Bridgewater sprinter was 7th in the 55m (7.22 final, 7.21 heats), also a provincial junior record. Jenna also won 5 gold medals and set three senior women records in the 100m, 200m, and 400m and won gold in the 800m and long jump at the NSSAF track and field championships in June.

Top Performances Indoor
55m 7.21 NS Junior Record
60m 7.76 NS Junior Record
200m 25.05 Junior Record


Top Outdoor Performances
200m- 24.89 NS Junior and NSSAF Senior Record
400m- 54.13 NS Junior Record and NSSAF Senior Record


Junior Male
Geoffry Harris
Hometown: Halifax
Club: Halifax Tigers
Coach: Dan Hennigar

Geoff made a leap to national prominence with a gold medal performance at the CIS indoor track and field Championships in the 600m and established a new NS Junior and Senior record of 1:19.27.He also helped the Dalhousie Tigers win a bronze medal in the 4x800m and received CIS Male Rookie of the year. Throughout the 2006 year, Geoff has been establishing personal bests and in doing so breaking NS junior and senior records. In July, Geoff ran a P.B. of 1:49.88 at the Victoria International Classic, exceeding the World Youth Championships by over a second. At the Canadian Junior Championships, Geoff captured a bronze medal in the 800m.

Top Performances
300m 35.5 NS Junior and Senior indoor record
400m 49.13 NS Junior and Senior indoor record
600m 1:19.27 NS Junior and Senior indoor record
800m 1:49.88 NS Junior Outdoor record

Outstanding Female
Adrienne Power
Hometown: East Jeddore
Club: Swift Athletics
Coach: Peter Lord

Adrienne had a season of highs and lows in 2006. Her outdoor season started with the Penn Relays “USA vs the World” competition on April 29. She ran both the opening legs of the 4x100m and the 4x400m for Team Canada. It was her fourth appearance at this meet since 2003. The highlight of the west coast series was her competition at the Harry Jerome Track Classic. She ran her debut 400m in a heavy downpour and was just nipped at the wire by Olympic finalist Sheena Johnson of the US. Her time of 52.90 was a provincial senior record by over 1.5 seconds and remained the number one time run by a Canadian in 2006. She was also a member of national team 4x100m team, which won the competition and posted the fastest time in Canada for the year. She continued her season with a new provincial record in the 100m two days in Ottawa. Unfortunately her season ended early with a knee injury that prevented her participation in the Canadian Championships.

Top Performances
Outdoor
100m 11.56 NS Senior Record
200m 23.58 NS Senior Record
400m 52.90 NS Senior Record
Indoor
60m 7.46 NS
200m 23.69 NS Senior Record
300m 37.73

Outstanding Male
Geoffry Harris
Hometown: Halifax
Club: Halifax Tigers
Coach: Dan Hennigar

Geoff Harris emerged as one of the strongest junior (18-19) middle distance athletes in Canada last year with his number one ranking in the 800m and his podium finish at the Canadian Junior Championships. He started the season off strongly with a debut performance of 1:52.5 in May, followed closely by 1:51.16 on June 4. However it was at the Victoria International Track Classic where he was to have his breakthrough performance, running 1:49.88s to win the race and post the fastest time for a junior athlete in 2006. A slight injury prevented him from running his best at the Canadian Junior Championships where he finished third. However, his performance from June cemented a national team position for the World Junior Track and Field Championships in Beijing. Unfortunately his injury continued to bother him and he could finish no higher than 37th.

Top Performances
400m 49.06
800m 1:49.88 NS Junior Record

Coach of the Year
Charles Scarrow
Club: Athletics East

Charles Scarrow is regarded in the track community as one of the foremost developers of track and field athletes in Nova Scotia. He routinely goes beyond the expectations for a volunteer coach, whether it is driving his athletes to a meet in Boston, planning a road race or organizing a training camp. He seeks out every possible opportunity for his athletes to participate in the best competitions and ensures they get to no less than fifteen or twenty meets a year. He has recently worked to develop a space in an old factory in Bridgetown where his athletes and athletes in other sports can come to train in winter. His passion for the sport and his ability to motivate always brings out the best in his athletes.

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