Julianne Labach of Saskatoon is the recipient of the Sask Sport Inc. February Athlete of the Month Award. She was nominated by Saskatchewan Athletics.
Labach finished third in the 1,000 metre race and ninth in the 800m at the Boston University David Hemery Valentine Invitational, setting Saskatchewan Athletics indoor records at the senior women's level for both races.
She also won gold in both the 600m and 1,000m, and silver in the 1,500m at the U Sports Canada West Track and Field Championship. She helped the University of Saskatchewan Women's Track and Field Team finish first overall. Labach was named the U Sports Canada West female track athlete of the year for the second consecutive year.
The other outstanding nominees for this month were:
Jessica Frotten of Regina is the recipient of the Sask Sport Inc. January Athlete of the Month Award. She was nominated by the Saskatchewan Wheelchair Sports Association.
Frotten set a Canadian record while winning the bronze medal in the T53 400 metre race at the Canberra International Track Meet. She also won a silver medal in the T53 200 m, bronze in the T53 5000 m, sixth in the T53 800 m, and seventh in the T53 1500m. A few days later Frotten competed at the Oz Day 10 km road race in the Open Division and finished seventh. These were both international competitions with participants from all over the world.
The other outstanding nominees were: