W.R. Bennett Award - 2010 BC Summer Games - Georgia Ellenwood

A track and field superstar in the making, 2010 was an exceptional year for Langley’s Georgia Ellenwood.

In her first year of competition at the high school level, Georgia became the youngest athlete ever to win the Heptathlon. She then went on to win the senior girls long jump and took silver medals in the senior girls 100m hurdles and high jump.

“My favorite events are the sprint hurdles because I can use my speed and agility and the long jump because it’s fun to jump into a pit of sand!”

Georgia’s BC Summer Games experience started with carrying the torch into the Opening Ceremony and from there it took off. She had high expectations for competing at her home track and she didn’t disappoint. Taking home three individual gold medals in the 200m hurdles, high jump, and long jump, she capped off the Games with a gold in the 4x400m relay with her team from the Fraser Valley (Zone 3). She was chosen as the recipient of the W.R. Bennett Award for Athletic Excellence for the 2010 BC Summer Games and received a $2500 bursary to support her training and competition.

 

 

 

 

“The BC Summer Games was something that I had never experienced before; the combination of athletic and social opportunities for people my own age. I made many friends from all over BC. When I was called to receive the W.R. Bennett Award I was shocked and thrilled to be recognized in front of so many of my fellow athletes.”

Georgia’s obvious talent and love for the sport took her to the national championships in 2010, where she finished with a gold in high jump, a silver in long jump, and fourth place in the 200m hurdles.

 

 

 

Have a look at Georgia remembering her experience at the BC Summer Games.

 

Georgia is now competing for the University of Wisconsin.

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