66 • Saskatoon • Swimming
Nominated by Swim Saskatchewan Inc.
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Carl broke three National Records and six Provincial Records in the men's 65-69 age category during 2016. He broke two National Short Course (SC) Records in the 100 and 200 meter freestyle events, and one Long Course (LC) National Record in the 200 Freestyle.
He broke the Canadian LC 200 Free record at the 2016 USA Masters Swimming Summer National Championship in Oregon. He also set 3 LC Provincial Records in Men's aged 65-69 freestyle category (50m, 100m, 200 Free), while winning the gold in 200m free and silver in the 100m free and 5th in 50m free. There were 66 swimmers in this age category from the U.S. and Canada.
Won gold in the Men's 65-69 freestyle 50m, 100m and 200m events at the Masters Swimming Association of British Columbia Provincial Swimming Championships in Richmond, BC. His 200m freestyle time of 2:16.68 broke the National SC Record and was 1.3 seconds off the world record! He also broke a SC Provincial Record in the 50m free.
At the Regina Masters Swim Club Invitational, was victorious in three Men's 65-69 Open Freestyle events (50m, 100m, 200m), and lowered the National record in the 100m by 0.6 seconds to 1:01.73
Douglas McLaren • 40 • Fort Qu'Appelle • Athletics
Nominated by Saskatchewan Athletics
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- Won gold in the 110m hurdles and the high jump, bronze in long jump, and placed fourth in 100m at the Americas Master Games in Vancouver. Four countries competed at the event.
- Won seven medals at the Canadian Masters Indoor Championships, including gold in the 50m hurdles, 60m hurdles, long jump and pentathlon, and silver in the 50m, 60m, and high jump. Set pending new Canadian masters indoor record in the 50m hurdles and 60 m hurdles. Two provinces participated in the competition.
- Won a gold medal in the 60m hurdles at the Boeing Indoor Classic in Manitoba, and set a pending Canadian Masters Indoor record. There were two provinces at the event.
- During the course of the year he set new Saskatchewan Athletics Native Indoor records in the 50m, 50m hurdles, 60m hurdles, long jump and pentathlon.
Edith MacHattie • 43 • Saskatoon • Canoe/Kayak
Nominated by Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan
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Won gold in mixed team and placed ninth overall out of 42 participants from the U.S. and Canada at the Classique de Canots in Quebec.
Won gold in mixed team and 12th overall out of 46 participants from the U.S. and Canada at the General Clinton Canoe Regatta in New York.
Won gold at the Au Sable Canoe Marathon in Michigan in mixed team and 14th overall out of 95 participants from the U.S. and Canada.
Finished the year ranked the number one female marathon paddler out of 419 female paddlers in North America, according to the North American Paddler Ranking system.