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The inaugural ATW Awards
January 2, 2010 - Erik Brown
Announcing and presenting the first annual ATW Awards for outstanding achievements by local runners. Over the next week or so, I’ll blog about the best of the best runners, coaches, and others involved in our sport from the Mirror coverage area and present the very best with a soon-to-be coveted ATW Award.
The ATW Award categories include:
Outstanding Female Runner
Outstanding Male Runner
Most Inspirational Female Runner
Most Inspirational Male Runner
Lifetime Achievement – Female
Lifetime Achievement – Male
Outstanding Promoter of Running by an Individual, Group, or Organization
(More categories may be added)
The ATW Awards Committee (me) has already selected the nominees and winners in each of the categories listed above, but I absolutely welcome your input for additional nominees, categories, or whatever. For example, I could use some help in gathering information on our local college runners. You can e-mail your thoughts to me at email@example.com, or better yet, post them below as a comment. Who did I overlook? Please let me know.
Without further adieu then…
The (Inaugural) ATW Award for Outstanding
3rd Runner-Up – A tie between Alyssa Brandis from Central Cambria, and Lucia Sofo from
2nd Runner-Up – Chloe Schmidt from
1st Runner-Up – Leah Anne Wirfel from
And the (first ever) ATW Award goes too… This young lady comes from a well-known running family, and has made her mark as a middle distance runner. She was a double winner at the West Central Coaches Meet in the AA Girls’ 800M (2:18) and 1600M (5:03). She matched that feat at the District 6 Outdoor Track & Field Meet winning the 800M in 2:17, and the 1600M in 5:06. She topped off her outdoor track & field season with a
Congratulations and well done to all. Over the next two weeks, I’ll announce the winners of the other categories. Next on the schedule is the ATW for Outstanding Male High School Runner. Look for that in the next couple of days!
Thanks for reading Against The Wind!