Sask Sport Inc. has announced that Savannah Sutherland, of Borden School, is recipient of their August Athlete of the Month Award.
She was nominated by Saskatchewan Athletics for her performance at the U16 National Championships in Brandon, Man. At those games Sutherland won three gold medals, one silver medal and one bronze medal. She also set five provincial records and four open records at the competition.
In Brandon, Sutherland finished first in the women’s 300 metre event with a time of 39.603, took gold in the 80m hurdles at 11.27 and won silver in the 200m hurdles with a time of 27.66.
Her Saskatchewan team finished second in the 4 x100m relay at 48.88, and was part of the third-place finish for Saskatchewan in the 1600m sprint medley U16 at 4:13.58.
Prior to the Brandon event Sutherland competed at the Sherwood Park Track Classic in late July, which included a first-place finish in the 200m with a personal best of 25.19 and second in the 300m, where she set a personal best performance of 39.27. She had also earned four gold medals in June at the Saskatchewan High Schools Athletic Association provincial track and field meet in Prince Albert.