The annual MTA Rick Westwood Award of Excellence banquet was held in Mississauga on Saturday, February 29th to recognize the top performers of the Ontario Minor Track Association in 2019.
Numerous athletes brought home a trophy and a plaque for their efforts in a variety of events that included sprints, hurdles, jumps, throws and distance for the various age groups.
Georgian Bay Coyote team member Freja Kulakowsky was recognized in the 9 year old, first year Tyke division for her Ontario indoor record-breaking 1200m performance and two gold medals in the 800m and 1200m at the indoor track and field championships last March.
“An injury kept her from competing in the outdoor season, but returned for the Fall cross country season where she was rebuilding from the summer,” said Coach Kevin Hooper. “2020 looks like a promising year for her as she has already won a gold and bronze medal at a competition earlier this indoor season. Freja is a repeat winner as she won the same award in 2018 as a second year Mite.”
Photo: Coyote member Freja Kulakowsky is flanked by coaches Steve Leary, left, and Kevin Hooper, right, at the 2019 MTA Awards of Excellence in Mississauga on Saturday, February 29th