2007 Award Winners

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2007 Award Winners


Junior Female and Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year
Jenna Martin
Hometown: Bridgewater
Club: Athletics East
Coach: Charles Scarrow

Jenna had an outstanding season in 2007, both indoors and out. During the indoor track season, she competed for the University of Kentucky and set two new provincial records and a Canadian junior record. Jenna broke the junior and senior provincial record for the 400m with a time of 53.44. Her Canadian junior record of 54.22 came on a regulation 200m track on March 9 at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. She was the only rookie in the NCAA to have made it to the Indoor Championships. During the outdoor season she progressed to the semi-finals of the NCAA Outdoor Championships, a great accomplishment for a freshman athlete. She also bettered her Nova Scotia junior 200m record of 24.51 with a 24.32 effort during the early season. The highlight of her summer was to come during the Pan Am Junior Championships in Brazil. She produced an outstanding homestretch drive to gain a silver medal and run a huge personal best of 51.91s, just .06 off the Canadian Junior record. For her accomplishments on the track, Jenna was named the 2007 Canadian Junior Athlete of the Year.

Top Performances Indoor
60m 7.71 NS Junior Record
200m 24.32 NS Junior Record
400m 53.44 OT, 54.22 200m track NS Junior record/Canadian Junior record

Top Outdoor Performances
100m- 12.08
200m- 24.27 NS Junior Record
400m- 51.91 NS Junior Record

Senior Male and Outstanding Male Athlete of the year
Craig Slaunwhite
Hometown: Hatchet Lake
Club: Chebucto
Coach: Doug Mitchell

Craig returned from several years of injuries to make a national team in 2007. He was part of a Canadian delegation that participated at the NACAC Combined Events Championships in the Dominican Republic. He set a new Nova Scotia decathlon record during the event with a score of 7295, bettering his previous record of 6941 from 2003 by over 300 points. He was to better this at the Canadian Senior Championships with a score of 7306. Among his other accomplishments was a Nova Scotia indoor record in the pole vault (4.30m) and a Nova Scotia record in the discus (49.27m).

Top Performances
100m- 11.58w
400m- 52.72
1500m- 4:58.51
110mH- 15.90
High jump- 1.97
Long jump- 6.96
Shot Put- 16.06
Discus- 49.27
Javelin- 56.76
Pole vault- 4.70

Senior Female
Adrienne Power
Hometown: East Jeddore
Club: Halifax Tigers
Coach: Peter Lord

Adrienne continued to make statements nationally and internationally during her outdoor track season. She established two Nova Scotia records at the La Loma Track and Field Festival in San Luis Potosi, Mexico in both the 200m and 400m and was the top ranked 200m sprinter in Canada. Her time of 23.06 in the 200m took over half a second from her previous best (23.58). In the 400m, she set a new Nova Scotia record of 51.85 in only her second attempt at running the distance. Despite being hospitalized in June with a serious infection resulting from a cat bite, she came back to earn a 100m bronze and 200m silver at the Canadian Championships and a spot on the Pan Am Games team. She placed 10th in the 200m (23.51) and contributed to the 6th place finish for the 4 X 400m relay.

Top Performances
100m 11.59
200m 23.06 NS Senior Record
400m 51.85 NS Senior Record
60m 7.55
Long jump 5.88m

Junior Male
Mason Foote
Hometown: Centreville
Club: Annapolis Valley Running Club
Coach: Dave Morse

Mason was the top ranked male in both the 100m and 200m in Nova Scotia last year and was a double gold medallist at NSSAF in the 100m and 200m. At the Canadian Junior Track and Field Championships, he missed bronze by 1/100th of a second with a 4th place finish in the 100m (11.05). He had earlier set a personal best of 10.89 seconds in the heats. He started his indoor season and ended the year with a 7.04 clocking in the 60m at the University of Regina in December.

Top Performances
100m 10.89
200m 22.14
Long jump

Top Performances Indoor
60m- 7.04
200m- 23.10

Juvenile Female
Marissa Walter
Hometown: Kentville
Club: Athletics East
Coach: Charles Scarrow

Marissa is a relative newcomer to track and field but still managed an excellent performance at the Royal Canadian Legion Track and Field Championships. She picked up two medals, placing second in the juvenile women's 100m with personal best of 12.18 and also finishing second in the 200m. She won the 100m, 200m and 400m at the Legion selection meet and was also a double gold medallist at NSSAF championships in the 100m and 200m. Marissa broke the old 100m intermediate NSSAF record with a great time of 12.33.

Top Performances
100m- 12.18
200m- 25.60 (24.93w)

Juvenile Male
Brandon Rosenburg
Hometown: Westville
Club: Chebucto

Coach: Doug Mitchell

Brandon brought home two medals, winning the juvenile men's triple jump (13.55m) and coming third in the high jump (1.95m) at the Royal Canadian Legion Track and Field Championships. He was the top-ranked Nova Scotia triple jumper in 2007 and a double medallist at NSSAF Championships with gold in the triple jump and bronze in the long jump.

Top Outdoor Performances
Triple Jump- 13.55w
Long Jump- 6.38nwi
High Jump- 1.95

Midget Female
Nikkia Jones
Hometown: Halifax
Club: Unattached
Coach: Terry Jones

Nikkia had a breakthrough season in 2007, winning three medals at the Legion National Championships in Oromocto, NB. She picked up an individual silver medal in 100m while contributing to a silver medal performance by the midget girl's medley relay team and a gold medal for the girl's 4x100m relay. The Nova Scotia team finished in a provincial record time of 49.76.

Top Performances
100m - 12.48 (12.46w)
200m - 27.16 (26.30w)

Midget Male
Jonah Doucette
Hometown: Dartmouth
Club: Dartmouth Athletics

Coach: Gary Keddy

Jonah was a double medallist this year at the Royal Canadian Track and Field Championships. He took silver in the men’s 1500m and bronze in the 3000m and achieved two personal bests. He ended up being the top-ranked midget male in 800m, 1500m and 3000m and was a triple gold medallist at NSSAF championships in the junior boys 800m, 1500m and 3000m. In the process, he broke two NSSAF junior boys' records in the 1500m (4:22.00) and the 3000m (9:28.03).

Top Outdoor Performances

Top Performances
800m- 2:06.62
1500m- 4:12.35
3000m- 9:14.32

Bantam Female
Kirsti Mason
Hometown: Dartmouth
Club: Chebucto
Coach: Stephen Morley

Kirsti excelled this year both in track events and on the cross country course. She the bantam champion in the 800m at the Nova Scotia Provincial Championships and also took first place at the Atlantic Hershey Final in the 800m. She ran to a first place finish at the NSSAF High School Cross Country Championships in the junior division.

Top Performances
800m- 2:26.9


Bantam Male
Mitchell Yetman
Hometown: Halifax
Club: Chebucto
Coach: Doug Mitchell

Mitchell set two new indoor records on 2007 in the 60m (8.40) and in the long jump (4.30m). He had excellent outdoor performances in the long jump as well, producing a 4.58m distance at the provincial championships.

Top Performances
100m- 13.56
Long jump- 4.58

60m- 8.40 NS record
Long jump- 4.30 NS Record

Coach of the Year
Charles Scarrow
Club: Athletics East

  Charles Scarrow was once again named head coach of the Nova Scotia Legion team and led the athletes to a 18 medal haul. His personal athletes include Athletes of the Year Jenna Martin and Marissa Walter as well as record-setting athletes Rebecca Coady in the 3000m steeplechase, Hilary Coady in the 300m hurdles, Cameron Veinot, a finalist at the Canadian Legion Championships in the 100m and 200m and Britany MacArthur, a Legion team medallist in the medley relay.

Official of the Year
Jake Borden

  Jake seemed to be available for almost every outdoor meet in Nova Scotia last year, working at the NSSAF Championships, the Junior-Senior Qualifier, the Provincial Championships and the Hershey Provincial finals in Dartmouth. He dedicated long hours to ensure the events could be run professionally and was always available to help to lend a hand with meet tear-down as well.



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