End-of-season awards season begins
HEPATHLETE AND HAMMER MAN NAMED BASC JUNIORS OF 2018
NIAMH EMERSON and Jake Norris have been named junior athletes of the year by the British Athletics Supporters’ Club.
Emerson, the world under-20 heptathlon champion and Commonwealth bronze medallist, took the Katharine Merry trophy for the best 18-19-year-old female, while Norris, who won world under-20 hammer gold with a UK junior record of 80.65m, is the winner of the Ron Jewkes Trophy for the best 18-19-year-old male in 2018.
Keely Hodgkinson and Max Burgin, meanwhile, have been named top youth athletes of the year by the BASC. The duo won European under-18 titles at 800m this year.
The BASC, who hold their annual dinner on November 17, also awarded the Susannah Ingram prizes for disability athletes of 2018 to sprinters Kare Adenegan and Thomas Young.
Kare Adenegan has also won the BBC young sports personality of the year award. The 17-year-old set a world record in the T34 100m at the Müller Anniversary Games and also became European champion. She was announced as the winner at the Radio 1 Teen Awards in London
nJake Norris: world under-20 champion
Niamh Emerson: great year in combined events