Sport BC award for Nettey

Surrey jumper named Female Senior Athlete of the Year

Long jumper Christabel Nettey is Sport BC’s Female Senior Athlete of the Year.

Christabel Nettey has been named Sport BC’s Female Senior Athlete of the Year.

The Surrey native was among 17 award winners announced March 10 at Sport BC’s annual Athlete of the Year Awards, which were presented at the Vancouver Convention Centre to honor athletes, teams, coaches and volunteers.

Nettey placed fourth in the long jump at the World Track and Field Championships in Beijing, China last August, the best ever placing by a Canadian long jumper at a world championship event.

The 24-year-old also won gold medals at the Canadian Track and Field Championships as well as the Pan-Am Games in Toronto.

Along the way, Nettey set a new Canadian record of 6.99m, and finished the season having the eight best jumps in the nation in 2015.

Nettey trains full-time at the Altis World Training Centre in Phoenix, Arizona, and is a medal hopeful for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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