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Diemert, Ross Top Athletes

Walkerton | by Bayshore News Staff  

Saugeen Track and Field Club hands out annual awards to athletes.

The Saugeen Track and Field Club held it’s 32nd annual Awards Presentation on Wednesday August 27, 2014 at the Walkerton Legion. Good food, great friends, and supportive families created a great atmosphere for celebrating our athletes’ achievements.

The awards reception is a time for the club to recognize and thank the many sponsors and people who made these achievements possible. The Saugeen Track and Field Club has been very fortunate in being able to secure sponsorship from many community organizations and private corporations over the years. At the Awards Celebration sponsors had the chance to meet the athletes that they have been so fundamental in supporting.

2014 saw 14 age class records and two club records broken, some of which have stood since the club's inception. Also highlighting the year was Tony Elliott’s (Walkerton) selection to represent Team Ontario at the Legion National Midget Track and Field Championships in Langley, BC and our Paralympic athletes Rick Carr and Josh Farrell earning Gold at the National Championships in Moncton, NB. Rick Carr captured Gold in F11 High Jump and Long Jump, and Josh captured Gold in the F20 Shot Put, setting the Canadian record.

Ellen Diemert and R J Ross were named Saugeen Track and Field’s female and male athletes of the year. Ellen has been competing well at Rice University in Houston, Texas (where she has a full scholarship) and R J Ross had fantastic triathlon results.

Alex Morrow has earned herself a full scholarship to Western Kentucky University and will continue to compete in the multi-events (pentathlon and heptathlon).

Athlete’s range from those members of the seasonal junior programs to those who have represented Canada at International meets, including the World Championships and the Olympics. The club has consistently placed athletes on National teams since its inception in 1982.

The club closes the books on the year 2014 while in the never-ending process of preparing for yet another year on the track and in the field. For anyone who wishes to receive information regarding the Saugeen Track and Field Club, feel free to contact Earl Farrell at <[email protected]



Tyke Athlete- Female
Clear Lite Windows and Doors
Raelyn Pennington-Fritz

Tyke Athlete- Male
The Barrett Family
Sam Barrett

Atom Athlete –Female
Fitness Corner
Jessie Byers

Atom Athlete- Male
The Gribbons Family
Jeremy Elliott

Bantam Athlete- Female
Bruce County Chiropractic ( Laura Armstring )
Hannah Tait

Bantam Athlete-Male
Gord’s Pro Shop & Imprints
Joshua Zelek

Midget Athlete- Female
Fitness Corner
Emily Branderhorst

Midget Athlete- Male
Royal Canadian Legion Tara Branch 383
Tony Elliott

Youth Athlete- Female
Misch Farms
Jessica Martin

Youth Athlete- Male
Karen and Burnie Gill
Cameron Hoggarth


Junior Female Athlete- Track
Deercroft Farms
Ellen Diemert

Junior Male Athlete- Track
Southport Optimists
Adam Tait

Junior Female Athlete- Field
Royal Canadian Legion Port Elgin Branch 340
Kelly Gribbons

Junior Male Athlete- Field
Clear Lite Windows and Doors
Aaron Gebhardt

Junior Female Athlete- Cross Country
Rotary Club of Tara
Cheyenne Hunter

Junior Male Athlete- Cross Country
Royal Canadian Legion Southampton
Dan Hilbers


Senior Athlete - Field
Port Elgin District Lions Club
Josh Farrell

Senior Athlete - Track
THE REHAB CUP Lynda Palinsky
Port Elgin Physio Clinic
Jordan Collison

Senior Athlete- Cross Country
Mullin’s Farm Service
Jordan Collison

Senior Athlete- Triathlon
Bruce County Chiropractic ( Laura Armstrong )
R J Ross

Senior Athlete-Road Races
Dr. D.G. MacKay
Jeff Barrett

Masters Club Athlete-THE WILLIE CUP
The Donaldson Family
Ken Gosleigh


Novice Award- Female
Royal Canadian Legion Paisley Branch 295
Hannah Diebold & Nicole Tamming

Novice Award- Male
Sprucedale Agramart
Mitch Ward

Most Improved Female Athlete
Massage Therapy Centre ( Don Wilkinson  )
Sarah Van Wyk & Jessica Martin

Buehler Memorial Trophy
Alan Herron
Tony Elliott

Most Improved Male Athlete
The Cheryl Warnica Memorial Trophy  Physiotherapy III
Lola Jung & Mitch Heyink

Robert Atkinson Recognition Award
Saugeen TFC Laura Armstrong


The Percy West Award for Leadership
Rotary Club of Chesley
Rick Carr

The Coaches’ Award
Mary Jane and Tim Middelkoop THE SUPERKOOP
Aaron Gebhardt, Alex Morrow & Mitch Heyink

Team of the Year
Active Soles (Karen & Burnie Gill)
Bantam Team at BMY Championships
(Jessie Byers, Jeremy Elliott, Hannah Tait, Joshua Zelek)

Female Athlete of the Year
The Duprey-Abadie Family
Ellen Diemert

Male Athlete of the Year
Royal Canadian Legion Kincardine Branch 183
R J Ross


12 year olds
1200m Jessie Byers 4:22.65 Cambridge, ON
Discus (750g) Jeremy Elliott 32.91m London, ON
Shot Put (3kg) Jeremy Elliott 9.90m Windsor, ON
Javelin (400g) Jeremy Elliott 30.56m Windsor, ON

13 year olds
1200m Hannah Tait 4:09.81 York, ON
300m Hannah Tait 47.36s Cambridge, ON
High Jump Maddie Eybergen 1.40m (tied) Cambridge, ON
800m Joshua Zelek 2:14.07 London, ON
1500m Joshua Zelek 4:34.59 Toronto, ON

15 year olds
300m Nicole Tamming 43.85s Cambridge, ON
1200m Emily Hrudka 4:04.17 York, ON
Discus (1kg) Tony Elliott 51.68m Langley, BC

16 year olds
Hammer (3kg) Hannah Diebold 39.99m London, ON

19 year olds
Discus (1kg) Kelly Gribbons 45.33m London, ON


F20 Shot Put (16lb.) Josh Farrell 14.06m Moncton, NB
F37 Discus (1kg) Andy Shaw 31.29m St. Thomas, ON


Sponsor: Royal Canadian Legion Ripley Huron Branch #440

2014 Canadian Track and Field Championships, Moncton NB
Josh Farrell GOLD F20 Shot Put
Andy Shaw SILVER F37 Javelin
Rick Carr GOLD F11 High Jump & GOLD F11 Long Jump
Harry Mattiussi BRONZE F37 Long Jump

2014 Canadian Junior Track and Field Championships, Sainte-Therese QU
Kelly Gribbons SILVER Discus Throw/Junior

2014 Canadian Midget Track and Field Championships, Langley BC
Tony Elliott BRONZE Discus Throw/Midget & SILVER Hammer Throw/Midget


Sponsor: The Barrett Family

F20 Shot Put Josh Farrell 14.06m Moncton, NB
F37 Long Jump Harry Mattiussi 3.95m Brampton, ON

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