Hamish Carson and Hannah Miller take top Athletics Wellington Awards for 2022 year.
Last evening at the Annual Athletics Wellington Awards dinner staged at the Movenpick Hotel in the city two Scottish athletes took the top awards for Male and Female athletes of the 2022 year.
Carson a long serving Wellington and Scottish athlete was rewarded for his consistent and excellence over middle and long distance events with a string of high level performance over a new event regime from the 2016 Olympian over 1500 metres. His efforts earned him selection to represent New Zealand over 5000 metres at the 2022 World Championships in Eugene, Oregon. Carson’s best 5000 metres of 13:17.27 at Huelva [ESP] in May became 6th all time NZ male alongside Rod Dixon. He backed up that fine performance in June with 9th place in the prestigious Diamond League, Paris meeting with 13:23.37. Carson also had an impressive set of 3000m performances and a best 1500m of 3.37.73
Miller also of the Scottish club, a former Southland athlete who made Wellington her new home in 2022 after returning from the USA on scholarship had a stella domestic season taking four national titles plus a bronze during the year. Miller won the national Marathon , Half Marathon, 10km Road and 10,000m Track titles during the year as well as 3rd in National Cross Country.
Other key athlete awards went to record breaking field Para Athlete Corran Hanning [F12] , [Kiwi AC] who was a Gold medallist in Shot and Discus in 2022 at national level . Under 20 Male and Female Athletes of the year went to Elizabeth Hewitt [Lower Hutt] for her hammer throwing performances at National and Oceania level and World Under 20 track rep Will Anthony [Olympic] who set a National M 19 record over 3000m. Elite Masters awards went to Roger Robinson [Victoria University] for his record breaking year in the M80 age group in middle and distance events on track and efforts in Road races in USA. M75 Masters woman walker Jacqueline Wilson [Trentham United] also for her record breaking Race Walking both on track and Road for her age group domestically and at the Masters World Championships in Finland during 2022.
A full list of Award winners honoured Here