2014 BC Athletics Annual Awards Banquet

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(ISN) – LANGLEY, British Columbia – Trinity Western had an outstanding night at the 2014 BC Athletics Annual Awards Banquet as four student-athletes were presented with year-end awards on Saturday night.

Fifth-year Spartans athlete Alison Jackson (Vermilion, Alta.) was named the 2014 Senior Female Cross Country Runner of the Year, second-year Regan Yee (South Hazelton, B.C.) was named the 2014 Junior Female Cross Country Runner of the Year, first-year Marita De Schiffart (Nanaimo, B.C.) was named the 2014 Junior Female Road Runner of the Year and Jessye Brockway (Mill Bay, B.C.) was named the 2014 Para-Athletics Female Athlete of the Year.

The Spartans Jackson earned the senior female cross country award after finishing seventh overall at this year’s CIS Championships and earning both CIS First Team All-Canadian and Canada West First Team All-Star honours. Following that, Jackson competed in the Canadian Championships and finished 19th overall.

Yee won the junior female cross country award for the second straight year after an impressive season with the Spartans in which she finished 17th overall at the CIS Championships and was named a Canada West First Team All-Star. Then, at the Canadian Championships, she finished fifth in the junior race.

Jackson and Yee helped the Spartans to a program best second place finish at the CIS Championships this year and a second straight Canada West title.

On the roads, De Schiffart won the junior female award following a road running campaign that saw her finish first amongst junior-aged athletes in the 2014 Frontrunners Island Race Series. De Schiffart was injured throughout her first year at TWU and did not compete in the cross country season. De Schiffart joins her brother and fellow Spartans athlete Joel De Schiffart in the BC Athletics awards circle as the now third-year runner won the 2013 junior male cross country runner of the year award and both the 2012 and 2013 junior road runner of the year awards.

Brockway, who is in her fourth year studying at TWU but just her second year training under Spartans coach Laurier Primeau, nabbed the para-athletics female athlete award after a summer in which she earned a gold medal in discus and a bronze medal in shot put at the 2014 International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation’s World Junior Games.

With four more awards to their credit, TWU athletes have now won 11 BC Athletics Awards over the last four years.

All-Time TWU BC Athletics Award Winners

2014

Alison Jackson – Senior Female Cross Country Runner of the Year

Regan Yee – Junior Female Cross Country Runner of the Year

Marita De Schiffart – Junior Female Road Runner of the Year

Jessye Brockway – Para-Athletics Female Athlete of the Year

2013

Regan Yee – Junior Female Cross Country Runner of the Year

Joel De Schiffart – Junior Male Cross Country Runner of the Year and Junior Male Road Runner of the Year

2012

Fiona Benson – Senior Female Cross Country Runner of the Year

Joel De Schiffart – Junior Male Road Runner of the Year

2011

Fiona Benson – Junior Female Cross Country Runner of the Year

Blair Johnston – Junior Male Cross Country Runner of the Year

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