The Valley Royals track and field club handed out their annual awards last Wednesday at the Legacy Building, and Ruky Abdulai took home the top prize.
Abdulai, who represented Canada in the long jump at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, was named the Royals’ outstanding senior athlete. She won gold in the heptathlon at the Canadian championships last year and finished 13th at the World Championships.
A complete list of Royals award winners is as follows:
Rookie of the year: Aiden Bingert
All-around athlete, junior development: Gabrielle MacGregor and Parker Wakelyn
All-around athlete, senior: Natasha Miller
Most improved athlete, junior development: Rachel Choboter
Most improved athlete, youth: Sarya Ross
Most improved athlete, junior: Travis Vugteveen
Inspirational athlete, junior development: Jensen Bako
Inspirational athlete, midget: Hailey Gibson
Inspirational athlete, youth: Alexandria Siemens
Inspirational athlete, senior: Brianna Kane
Outstanding athlete, junior development: Hannah Konrad
Outstanding athlete, midget: Jeewan Grewal
Outstanding athlete, youth: Chantel Desch
Outstanding athlete, senior: Ruky Abdulai
Service to the club: Twyla Ross, for her tireless work in organizing volunteers before and during events hosted by the club.