Pinnock scoops awards


Jordan Pinnock scooped the pool at the Greymouth Senior Athletic Club recent awards presentations.
Pinnock, the outstanding athlete of the year, collected nine trophies including the Eder Cup for his series of West Coast and club records in the shot put and discus throughout the season.
He also collected the Charteris Cup as the best all-round athlete in the track and field, along with the S McDonnell Cup for the most promising athlete. Other trophies to grace Pinnock’s mantelpiece are the Loft Cup, Gavin Sullivan Trophy, Andy Grogan Cup, Trevor Sweeney Cup, and Jim Oakley Cup.
In the hotly contested women’s 16yrs grade, trophies were shared, with Victoria O’Connor earning three including most improved, Bridgette Kilpatrick as best discus thrower and Rebecca Sollitt, the most outstanding performance for her new jump record despite and injury plagued season.
Alan Wilkie and Linda Beach took out the supreme veteran trophies after strong seasons, while evergreen Keith Barrow was awarded the GAC Cup for his outstanding performances at Canterbury, South Island and NZ Masters championships.
Club president Jack O’Connor emphasised the strong history of the club, with some of the trophies dating back over 60 years with names of national champions, New Zealand athletes and Olympians on many.
Other award winners —
Alan Wilkie: GAC Cup (all round veteran). Linda Beach GAC Cup (all-round veteran); Sampey Cup (most improved veteran). Bonnie Stewart: I E Steele Memorials Cup (trier). Keith Barrow: GAC Cup (outstanding veteran).
Bridget Kilpatrick: Sally Flynn Cup (promising discus thrower). Rebecca Sollitt: Noel Robinson Trophy (outstanding 16yrs performance).
Victoria O’Connor: Dulcie Steers Memorial Cup (javelin); Ross Motors Cup (most improved 16yrs); Trevor Sweeney Cup (outstanding performance 16yrs).
Jack O’Connor: E Brown Trophy (100m). Jodie Wooding: Blackie Trophy (most improved); Perrin Cup (high jump); T P Ryan Cup (100m).