Thunderbirds Announce Annual Award Winners

JD athletes Marie-Louise Forsyth & Shaunika Suriya have been jointly awarded the JD Trophy for their outstanding summer track seasons. Marie-Louise won on the strength of her club records (12 year old) in the High, Triple, and Long jumps, 300m, discus, Javelin and shot, and Provincial JD Award.  Shaunika's 600, 1000, and high jump club records together with her gold in long jump at the BC Champs earned her the nod also.

In the Intermediate age group Andrew DeVisser & Amabel Stokes share the award for their accomplishments. Andrew was Midget National Legion Champion in the 100m Hurdles, and won gold in both the 100m and Long Jump at the BC High Schools. Amabel Stokes was competed at the National Legion in both the 400m and 4 x 100m, won silver in the 400m and bronze in the 200m at the BC High Schools.

In the Senior Category Christian Gravel was acclaimed based on the strength of his performances. The highlight of Christian's season was his 6th place finish in the 1500m at the Commonwealth Youth Games in Isle of Man, GBR. This was Christian's first national team appearance. Prior to Commonwealth, he ran for Team BC at the Canadian Legion Youth Championships in Ottawa where he placed 4th in the 1500m and 5th in the 3000m. Other performances of note were his runner-up finish in the 1500m at the BC Athletics Jamboree and his bronze medal in the 3000m at the BC High School Championships. His personal best performances are now 1:53.92 for 800m, 3:56.11 for 1500m, and 8:40.93 for 3000m.

Congratulations to all.