Steacy and Zelinka named top CIS Track and Field Athletes
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
OTTAWA - Jim Steacy from Lethbridge, Alb. and Jessica Zelinka of London, Ont. have been named the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) top track and field athletes of the year. This marks the third time in Jim and Jessicas career that they are recognized with this honour.
Jim Steacy, a hammer throw specialist, attends the University of Lethbridge. He has never lost in four years of Canadian University competition. He won a silver medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games and is the current Canadian record holder. He was 6th at the 2006 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Cup in Athens, Greece. Steacy is coached by Larry Steinke.
Zelinka from the University of Calgary recently won gold at the Canada West Championships in the pentathlon, long jump and shot put. A specialist of the heptathlon, she was 4th at the recent Commonwealth Games and finished 6th in the 2006 IAAF Combined Events Challenge. Jessica is the heptathlon Canadian record holder and is coached by Canadian national team head coach Les Gramantik.
Other award winners:
· Geoff Kerr from Calgary, Alb. and Megan Brown from Toronto named outstanding track event performers
· Steacy and Zelinka were also recognized as the top field athletes of the year
· Alex Genest from Lac-Aux-Sable, Que. and Geneviève Thibault from Val Belair, Que. named top rookies
Athletics Canada is the national sport governing body for the sport of track and field including cross-country running, road running and road racing.
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