It was a special night for the Saugeen Track and Field Club.
Club members were celebrating the 30th anniversary of the organization and athletes were being recognized for the banner year that has come to an end.
The highlight of the night on Tuesday came with the Female and Male Athletes of the Year being announced.
16 year old Alex Morrow, a student at Saugeen District Secondary School, received the female award, along with two other plaques.
Morrow was the gold medal winner at this year's OFSSA Track and Field Championships in Junior Long Jump.
Blind runner Rick Carr of Saugeen Shores picked up several awards as well, culminating with Athlete of the Year.
Carr says he didn't make the Paralympic Team this year but he's going to be working hard to be a part of the team for the World Championships in France for paralympians next year.
He says his favourite event is high jump but there is not a lot of competition in that category.
Carr owns the current world record in that event at 1.6 meters.
Carr shared the Athlete of the Year Award with heptathlete Mat West of Mildmay.
West, a University of Windsor second year student, says he had a tough year this year but looks forward to next year's competitions.
The President of the club Brian Hilbers says he's proud of all the athletes and the medals they brought home.
Hilbers says they're a small club with only 30-members but they make their mark on the provincial and national stages and he attributes that to the hard work of the athletes and the dedicated coaches who train them.
Saugeen Track & Field Club Awards
Atom Athlete – Female Fitness Corner Maggie Kobe
Atom Athlete- Male The Gribbons Family Luc Nusselder
Bantam Athlete- Female Bruce County Chiropractic Martina Tait
Bantam Athlete- Male Bruce and Jennifer Wright Tony Elliot & Sam Nusselder
Midget Athlete- Female Fitness Corner Jessica Martin
Midget Athlete- Male Tara Royal Canadian Legion Dan Hilbers
Youth Athlete-Female Misch Farms Alex Morrow
Youth Athlete –Male Karen and Burnie Gill Abraham Fischer
Junior Female Athlete- Track Deercroft Farms Cheyenne Hunter
Junior Male Athlete- Track Southport Optimists Mat West
Junior Female Athlete- Field Port Elgin Royal Canadian Legion Kelly Gribbons
Junior Male Athlete- Field Clear Lite Windows and Doors Kevin Bowman
Junior Female Athlete- Cross Country Rotary Club of Tara Cheyenne Hunter
Senior Athlete- Field Port Elgin District Lions Rick Carr/Colin Bokhout
Senior Athlete - Track Port Elgin Physio Clinic Caitlyn MacMillan
Senior Athlete Cross Country Mullin’s Farm Service Jordan Collison
Senior Athlete-Triathlon Bruce County Chiropractic R.J. Ross
Senior Athlete-Road Races Dr. D.G. MacKay Jordan Collison
Masters Club Athlete The Donaldson Family Rick Carr
Novice Award- Female Paisley Royal Canadian Legion Ellen Diemert
Novice Award- Male Sprucedale Agramart Adam Tait
Most Improved Female Athlete Massage Therapy Centre Tatiana Velickovic
Buehler Memorial Trophy Dan Hilbers
Most Improved Male Athlete Alan Herron
The Cheryl Warnica Memorial Trophy Physiotherapy III Colin Bokhout
Outstanding Athlete Road Races Dr. D.G. MacKay Jordan Collison
Robert Atkinson Saugeen TFC Recognition Award The Society of Enery Professionals
STFC Club Record Scoreboard Sports Too Kelly Gribbons
The Percy West Award Rotary Club of Chesley Rick Carr & Kortney Watson
The Coaches’ Award Mary Jane and TimMiddlekoop Alex Morrow & Cheyenne Hunter
Female Athlete of the Year The Duprey-Abadie Alex Morrow
Male Athlete of the Year Kincardine Royal Canadian Legion Mat West & Rick Carr
Canadian National Record Harry Mattiussi: F37 Long Jump 2012 Calgary
Provincial Records (Sponsor: The Barrett Family)
Alex Morrow (Youth)- Pentathlon 2012 Toronto, Heptathlon 2012 Charlottetown
Tony Elliott (Bantam)-Discus 2012 St. Catharines
Tatiana Velickovic(Youth) – 3k Hammer 2012 Charlottetown
STFC Age Class Records
Tony Elliott, Sam Nusselder, Sam Thompson
Dan Hilbers, Jessie Nussselder
Ellen Diemert, Kelly Gribbons, Tatiana Velickovic
Mat West, Kevin Bowman
National Medalist Award
Rick Carr(F11 Long Jump 1st in Canada / T11 100- 2nd in Canada)
Harry Mattiussi(F37 Long Jump 1st in Canada/T37 100m 1st in Canada)
Kevin Bowman(Shot Put- 3rd Junior in Canada)
Kelly Gribons(Discus-2nd Youth in Canada)