2013 Award winners

Campbell River Comets anoint their brightest stars

The club’s focus on having fun and achieving personal bests was punctuated by many outstanding performances

The Campbell River Comets Track and Field Club held its annual Awards night on Oct. 8 after another successful season with its athletes.

The club’s focus on having fun and achieving personal bests was punctuated by many outstanding performances by the young athletes throughout the course of the competitive season.

The Outstanding Female Athlete of the year was awarded to Josie Simpson, who earned the recognition for her first place Junior ranking nationally for the 2000 metre Steeplechase (hand timed) and 15th place ranking (electronic timing) for the same event.

She is also ranked fourth in B.C .for her age category. Much of her success can be attributed to new distance coach, and outstanding ultra distance runner, Shelagh Germyn.

Seever Rondquist received the Outstanding Male Athlete of the year by achieving a first place Midget ranking provincially, and second place nationally for the 600 gr. javelin throw. His 52.12 metre distance easily put him atop the B.C. rankings for his age group.

Other award winners:

Outstanding JD Female(s): Jaci McPhee and Tekarra Reierson,

Outstanding JD Male: Fergus Hall

Female Sportsmanship: Jane Nighswander

Male Sportsmanship: Seever Rondquist

Most Improved JD Female: Tekarra Reierson

Most Improved JD Male: Jeremy McInnes

Most Dedicated athlete: Jaci McPhee

Rookie(s) of the Year: Jessica Revoy & Marcus Savery

Comet tales….Coast Realty Group presented the club with a $500 cheque from the Brian Bailey Memorial Fund towards assisting future athletes in the sport of track and field next season. Laurie Ann Williamson who was on hand to present the cheque to the Comets.