Kelsie Hendry named Sask Sport Inc. April Athlete of the Month

Kelsie Hendry of Saskatoon is the recipient of the Sask Sport Inc. April Athlete of the Month Award.

Currently the provincial indoor and outdoor record holder in the senior women's pole vault, Hendry, 25, recently achieved Athletics Canada's Olympic "A" Standard at two competitions. At the PVCC Outdoor meet in Arizona, she jumped 4.45m to win the event. She also outperformed 41 other competitors to win the UCSD Triton Invitational in California with a jump of 4.46m. She was nominated by Saskatchewan Athletics.

The other nominees were: Sean Barclay, Saskatoon, racquetball; Kelsey Nagy, Weyburn, figure skating; Shannon Phillips, Regina, taekwon-do; Alexandra Wrubleski, Regina, cycling; and the Saskatoon Aqualenes, synchronized swimming.

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

May 20, 2008