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Pole vaulter and triple jumper top winners at Ross County awards

By Will Clark

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ANDREW McFarlane and Rhiannon Ebrihem were crowned the major winners at the Ross County Athletics Club 2019/20 awards.

Andrew McFarlane Picture Bobby Gavin
Andrew McFarlane Picture Bobby Gavin

The ceremony, which was originally meant to be held in April, but was delayed due to the impact of the pandemic, was held virtually last month.

The awards recognised the performances of athletes over 12 months.

Pole vaulter McFarlane was crowned male champion due to his performances throughout the year with runner and Fortrose Academy pupil Andrew Baird taking runners-up spot for his impressive displays in competition.

Muir of Ord teenager Rhiannon Ebrihem was crowned female champion after winning a national medal for triple jump, as well as competing in other jump and sprint events.Femke Waite received the overall female runner-up trophy.

Rowan Schiller was named as the club’s best newcomer with Jamie McGruer claiming runner-up spot.

Zak Fearn received the most improved male athlete trophy, with Noah Carson claiming second place.

Andrew McLennan claimed the coach’s male award trophy with Seumas Henderson in runner-up spot.

Caitlyn Heggie received the coach’s female award with Morag Hickey in second place.

In the Hill Running Awards, Sam Coull took the best performance by a male athlete trophy.

While Lorraine Coull won the best hill running performance by a female athlete.

There was also a special award on the night for Alice Mongiello, who was named Ross County Athletics Club personality of the year.

The club secretary received the award for her dedication to the club.

She was said to have kept the club going through difficult times this year and helped organised virtual events for club athletes to compete in.

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