Pole vaulter Nathan Pentin and hurdler Alicia Barrett carried off the coveted ‘Athlete of the Year’ awards at Chesterfield AC’s Annual Awards Presentation Night, when over 170 athletes and supporters attended the event at the B2net Stadium, writes Frank Gorman.
Despite an injury-ravaged season and being in the bottom half of her age-group, Alicia, the the U15 age category, still managed to finish sixth in the UK national rankings for the 75m hurdles.
Nathan, in the U17 category, came seventh in the English Schools’ Championships and finished the season 12th in the UK rankings.
Coach Ian Menzies, was presented with the JE Prevett award for services to the club for his excellent work in raising the profile and standard of middle-distance running at the club since he volunteered to take up coaching
AWARD WINNERS 2011
Derbyshire Mini Track & Field League
U11B 1st: Callum Spencer-Barrett; U11G 1st: Melissa Middleton.
U13B 1st: Paul Bradley; U13G 1st: Ashleigh Keable.
U15B 1st: Sam Spolding; U15G 1st: Emma Schaanning.
UK Young Athletes League
U13B 1st: Callum Kay; U13G 1st: Corey Wilson.
U15B 1st: Joe Patton; U15G 1st: Alisha Collings.
U17W: 1st Lindsey Morgan; U17M 1st: Edward Selvey.
National Junior League
MEN 1st: Nathan Pentin; WOMEN 1st: Poppy Marriott.
Northern Senior League
MEN 1st: Mark Beer; WOMEN 1st: Louise Feeney.
Male XC: Alex Ediker; Female XC: Tasmin Boam.
U13B: Brandon Lewis; U13G: Corey Wilson; U15B: Joe Patton; U15G Alicia Barrett; U17M: Nathan Pentin; U17W Lindsey Morgan; U20/SM: Jason Robinson; U20/SW: Paige Collings.
BRIAN HAYES AWARD TO MOST IMPROVED THROWER: Joe Patton.
BRIAN LARDER AWARD TO MOST IMPROVED SPRINTER: Corey Wilson
PETER MUDDIMAN AWARD TO MOST IMPROVED JUMPER: Emma Schaanning.
JW PREVETT AWARD FOR SERVICES TO THE CLUB: Ian Menzies.
FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: Alicia Barrett; MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: Nathan Pentin.