Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Angela Smit named UC sportsperson of the year award

Leading NZ 800m runner Angela Smit named UC sportsperson of the year award

September 28, 2012

Leading NZ 800m runner Angela Smit last night won the University of Canterbury’s sportsperson of the year award at the annual sports Blues Awards on campus.

Smit made a dramatic breakthrough on the world scene this year with a personal best 800m in finishing second to Beijing Olympic Games 800m gold medallist Pamela Jelimo of Kenya at a track meeting in Belgium.

Smit from Rangiora sliced over three seconds off her previous best, set two years ago in Canada, in clocking 2m 00.67s, tantalising close to the New Zealand London Olympic qualifying time of two minutes. Smit won the national 800m title in Auckland in March and was second in the 400m and 1500m and is now ranked third on the New Zealand all-time list behind Toni Hodgkinson and Nikki Hamblin.

Crusaders rugby forward Luke Whitelock, athlete Hannah Newould and ice hockey player Jamie Lawrence were the other finalists. All Black rugby player Kieran Read is a former winner University of Canterbury (UC) sportsperson of the year.

The University of Canterbury Blues Awards have been presented annually since the early 1900s and recognises students for sporting excellence whist successfully completing academic studies.

UC students to receive blues honours last night were:

Jess Gibson (aerobics), Malcolm Hicks, Angela Smit, Hannah Newbould, Nikki McFadzien (athletics), Philippa Connell, Rosana Katene (basketball), Haley Mercer, Sharlotte Lucas (cycling), Tenille Burnside, Jennifer Storey, Rachel McCann, Reuben Koorey, Trent Summers, Redvers Wilbur, Hannah Marshall, Bridget Blackwood, Pippa Hayward, Sarah Byers (hockey) , Jamie Lawrence (ice hockey) , Richard Moore (motor sport), Sophie Fenwick, Sarah Hayman (netball), Jamie King (powerlifting), Brendon O’Connor, Sam Lawson, Luke Whitelock, Kurt Davies, Michael Allardice, Olivia Coady, Ruby Tui (rugby), Rebecca Dooley (swimming), Crystal Lenky (ultimate), William Young (cricket).


ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Snell Sale Peters Out: Singlet Withdrawn From Sale

“We believe the item was offered for sale in good faith, but our inquiries have shown that the singlet is not the one worn by Peter Snell at the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games.” More>>

ALSO:

Bodega: Venue Closing At The End Of The Year, After 25 Years Of Music

"It is with considerable sadness that, for reasons beyond our control, we regret to announce the closure of Bodega’s doors at the end of this year, after 25 years of faithful and committed service to live music in Wellington." More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Women At The Centre

In the first chapter of her epic History of New Zealand Women, Barbara Brookes places a version of the Māori creation story alongside that of the Pākehā colonists, setting the scene for how each society saw women. The contrast is startling. More>>

In Auckland Art Gallery: A Tour Of Duty

I had already started my journey through the exhibited collections when an audio announcement about a guided tour to embark shortly from the foyer was made, I decided to join in. Why not? More>>

Art: ‘Holiday’ Wins IHC Art Awards

An intricate embroidered cushion by Wellington artist Jo-Anne Tapiki has won the 2016 IHC Art Awards and $5000. Jo-Anne started working from IHC’s Arts on High studio in Lower Hutt 18 months ago and this is the first time she has entered the competition. More>>

‘Quasi’: Christchurch Art Gallery Reveals Rooftop Sculpture

Christchurch-born and internationally renowned artist Ronnie van Hout has had a huge hand in Christchurch Art Gallery's latest outdoor installation. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news