05 Jul TRIATHLETE MONTHLY SPORTS STAR NOMINEE – MAY
Horsham triathlete Kelly Miller is the monthly nominee for May in the Horsham Sports and Community Club’s Sports Star of the Year.
Miller won her nomination after winning her age group at the Ironman Australia Event in Port Macquarie where she was placed not only first in her age group, but first overall woman (non professional) out of a total of 216 women, placing ahead of two professionals.
She improved her time by 30 minutes, completing the event in 10 hours 11 minutes.
In early September she will travel to Nice, France to compete in a half World Championship Ironman event and in October will travel to Kona, Hawaii to compete in a full Ironman Championship event. Kona is the most iconic endurance event in the world and the pinnacle of a triathlon for elite athletes.
As the monthly winner Miller will receive a $50 gift card from The Athlete’s Foot.
Miller joins junior triathlete Ella Walsgott and tennis player Jess McDonald as the nominees for this year’s awards. All nominees are in line to collect the Horsham Sports and Community Club Title of Wimmera Sports Star of the Year as well as the $1,000 Sports Star scholarship, at a gala dinner on February 14 next year and follow in the footsteps of previous winners including Sophie Martin, Maggie Caris, Jesse Iese, Darcy Tucker, Jannik Blair, Ken Bald, Alethea Sedgman and Mark O’Brien.
Nominations for the Horsham Sports and Community Club Sports Star of the Year Award close the last day of each month and can be made online at the WRSA website www.wrsa.org.au.
If you know of someone who is doing well at their sport and deserves some recognition, why not nominate them in the Sports Star of the Month. All nominees in the monthly award will be presented with specially made sports star certificates and the monthly winner receives a free ticket to the annual presentation and a specially struck medallion from Wimmera Trophies and Gifts.
FROM DAVID BERRY,
WIMMERA REGIONAL SPORTS ASSEMBLY
5382 4599, 0487 824599