Fifteen-year-old snowboarder and 50-year-old runner book-end the six winners and ones to watch
Sport Nova Scotia – Halifax, NS — Team of the Month goes to sixteen-year-old Gabrielle Levesque and twenty-year-old Pier-Alexandre Hudon of Bridgewater who competed for Canada at the ISU World Junior Championships in Zagreb Croatia after placing third in the national championship. At Worlds, they placed 15th and set a short program personal best of 43.92 in a field of 100+ competitors from 20 countries.
Twenty-one-year-old Jillian Stewart of Harrietsfield wins Female Team Athlete of the Month after her team won the gold medal in the open recreational competition of the 2019 Ontario provincials/Eastern Canadian Championships in Brantford, Nova Scotia. Jillian scored five goals in the competition.
Peter Lawson is the top-ranked master 50-54 400m runner in the country. The 50-year-old from Halifax wins Male Team Athlete for running the anchor leg on the men’s 50-54 4x200m relay, earning a silver medal at the World Masters Athletics Championships in Torun Poland in March. He also qualified for the semi-finals in both the 200m and 400m and established a new NS Men’s 50-54 record in the 200m.
The Male Individual Athlete of the Month award goes to Liam Moffatt, a twenty-one-year-old snowboarder from Londonderry. Liam took first place in the Holiday Valley North American Cup in New York in March. This result ties both a personal and NS best result at a NorAm event, earning him a World Cup spot for the entire 2020 season.
Another snowboarder, fifteen-year-old Bridget MacLean from Glen Haven, wins Female Individual Athlete of the Month. Bridget placed fourth in the senior competition and 4th in the junior competition at the Speed Nation Canadian Nationals at Big White, BC in late March. Her finish is a personal best and a Nova Scotian record. She now has enough points to earn a World Junior Championship spot next year.
The Athlete of the Month program is administered by Sport Nova Scotia, whose members are eligible to nominate athletes for the awards. A membership committee selects the award recipients for five possible categories: Male Individual Athlete, Female Individual Athlete, Male Team Athlete, Female Team Athlete, and Team. For more information about the awards, please visit sportnovascotia.ca.
Sport Nova Scotia is a voice for amateur sport that promotes the benefits of health, personal development and achievement of all participants. Sport Nova Scotia is a non-profit, non-government organization representing approximately 60 provincial sport organizations and more than 160,000-member Nova Scotians.
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