Kelly Wiebe named Sask Sport Inc. November Athlete of the Month

A member of the University of Regina Cougars athletics team, Wiebe recently competed at the 2010 CIS Cross Country Championships in the 10 km event, where he placed third out of 130 athletes. His performance helped the Cougars Men's Team place fourth in the CIS and first in the Canada West Conference - the first-ever Canada West title for the Cougars program.

In recognition of his outstanding performance, Wiebe was named Canada West Male Cross Country Athlete of the Year, First Canada West Team All Star, and First All - Canadian Team honors.

At the 2010 Canadian Cross Country Championships, Wiebe placed fourth out of 92 competitors in the Senior Men's 10 km race, and captured second in the team competition with teammates Simon Bairu and Jaime Epp.

Wiebe was nominated by the Saskatchewan Athletics.

For more information, contact Pat Rediger at (306) 780-9307.

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

December 23, 2009