Distance Runner/Steeplechaser Grace Fetherstonhaugh and Distance Runner/Steeplechaser/High Jumper Katie Stewart-Barnett were recognized at the 2017 BC Athletics Annual Awards Banquet on February 4, 2018.
Fetherstonhaugh was named 2017 BC Athletics Youth Female Track & Field Athlete of the Year. Highlights of her season included Gold at Canada Summer Games in 3000m steeplechase and Bronze at Canadian Junior Track & Field Championships in 3000m steeplechase. She currently holds the record in 2000m steeplechase (6:41.46) at the Canadian Youth Legion National Championships and in 2017 was ranked 1st provincially and nationally in both 2000m and 3000m steeplechase.
Stewart-Barnett was named 2017 Midget Female Cross Country Runner of the Year. Stewart-Barnett won the Gold medal at the BC Cross Country Championships in the Female 14 age group and she won the Bronze Medal at BC High School Junior Championships. She won the Female 14 Lower Mainland Cross Country Series and was undefeated in 4 races. Stewart-Barnett was also a recipient of the BC Athletics Midget 14 Female Track & Field Award. She accomplished the standard in the 2000m (with a time of 6:34.05) with her Silver medal win at the Jesse Bent, in the 1500m steeplechase (with a time of 5:04.66) with her Gold medal win at the BC Athletics Track & Field Championship Jamboree and also in high jump with her Gold medal win at the Ocean Athletics Summer Series #1 Meet with a jump of 1.60m.