Andrew Makosiej named Sask Sport Inc. December Athlete of the Month

At the 2007 Scotia Bank Prairie Winter International in Winnipeg, Makosiej, 14, won gold in the 200 Free, the 1,500 Free, the 200 IM and the 400 IM. He also won three silver medals in the 400 Free and the 100 and 200 Fly, and placed fourth in the 100 Back. Makosiej set a Meet Record and a provincial record in the 13 and 14 Male 400 Free. In all eight events, Makosiej set a personal best. Fifty athletes participated in Makosiej's level at the competition. Makosiej's results qualify him to compete at the 2008 Western Canadian Championships in Victoria. He was nominated by Swim Saskatchewan Inc.

The other nominees were: Lucas Makowsky, Regina, speed skating; and Kendra Schaaf, Craven, athletics.

For more information contact Pat Rediger at (306) 780-9307 or email prediger@sasksport.sk.ca

For information regarding the Athlete of the Month Awards program, including previous nominees and recipients, visit www.sasksport.sk.ca/awards.php

January 23, 2008