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Athlete of the Month Voting – October 2023

Please submit your choice for the October Athlete of the Month, along with your name and email by noon on Friday, November 10.

More information on the nominees is available below, click on an athlete’s name to learn more.

Nominee Information

Sydney Carroll and Kenzie Priddell, Artistic Swimming, nominated by Canada Artistic Swimming and supported by Saskatchewan Artistic Swimming

SYDNEY CARROLL and KENZIE PRIDDELL

Nominee Accomplishments
Competition Name
Pan Am Games 2023
Date of Competition
Oct 20 – Nov 5
Location of Competition
Santiago, Chile
Scope
International
Number of participating countries
ten or more
Number of participants in category/event
one to nine
Nominee Placing/Medals Won
Bronze Team Event
Nominee All-Stars/Awards at event
Was this competition a qualifier for:
Highest competition available
Provide any other athletic highlights from competition:

There were teams from eight countries specifically competing in the artistic swimming team event.

The Canadian team had to complete three routines and finished third in all of them with the following scores: Technical (233.2679), Free (230.1042) and Acrobatic (198.6800). Their scores led to the team finishing third overall and winning the bronze medal.

Kaitlyn Harrison, Athletics – Cross Country, nominated by Saskatchewan Athletics

KAITLYN HARRISON

Nominee Accomplishments
Competition Name
Canada West Cross Country Championships
Date of Competition
October 27, 2023
Location of Competition
Kelowna, BC
Scope
Regional
Number of participating provinces
four to six
Number of participating countries
one to three
Number of participants in category/event
70 to 99
Nominee Placing/Medals Won
Bronze (third place) – Women’s 8km
Nominee All-Stars/Awards at event
Canada West First Team All Star
Was this competition a qualifier for:
National
What did they qualify for?
U Sports Cross Country Championships
Provide any other athletic highlights from competition
Kaitlyn ran a strategic race over 8km in the women’s race at the Canada West Cross Century Championships. She ran with the lead pack for the duration of the race and out-sprinted several competitors to the finish line to claim the bronze medal. Kaitlyn was the top athlete from the University of Saskatchewan Huskies, leading the Huskies women’s team to a team bronze medal (third place) finish. This is the fourth consecutive team third place finish for the Huskies women’s cross country team. Kaitlyn Harrison has been a leading member of the Huskies women’s team for each of these team bronze medals.
Second Competition
Competition Name
Stewart Cup
Date of Competition
October 14, 2023
Location of Competition
Camrose, Alberta
Scope
Regional
Number of participating provinces
one to three
Number of participating countries
one to three
Number of participants in category/event
70 to 99
Nominee Placing/Medals Won
Gold (first place) – Women’s 6km
Nominee All-Stars/Awards at event
First Place – Gold Medal.
Was this competition a qualifier for:
Highest competition available
Provide any other athletic highlights from competition
Kaitlyn Harrison lead the charge for the Huskies, running near the front for most of the race, then running a gutsy last kilometer to break away from the competition to take first place.
Other
Provide any other information that you think will strengthen the nomination.
Kaitlyn Harrison has consistently been the top runner on the U of S Huskies cross country team for the past several years. Last winter she sustained a season-ending injury in the indoor track and field season but has managed to recover and find her form again. She will be competing at the U Sports National Cross Country Championships on November 12 in London, Ontario. She enters the U Sports Championships as a medal contender. The U Sports Championships is the selection race for the FISU (International University Sports Federation) Cross Country Championships in 2024. Based on her strong season so far, Kaitlyn has a strong chance of being selected for this national team depending on how she does at the U Sports Championships.
Rylan Wiens, Diving, nominated by Saskatoon Diving Club and supported by Dive Sask

RYLAN WIENS

Nominee Accomplishments
Competition Name

2023 Pan Am Games

Date of Competition

Oct 22 – Nov 5

Location of Competition

Santiago, Chile

Scope

International

Number of participating countries

ten or more

Number of participants in category/event

10 to 39

Nominee Placing/Medals Won

Silver 10m synchro event with partner Nathan Szombor-Murray (Montreal)

Nominee All-Stars/Awards at event
Was this competition a qualifier for:
Highest competition available
Provide any other athletic highlights from competition

Rylan also just missed out on an individual 10m Bronze at the Games, finishing 4th.

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