Kaz Bannister of Thetis Island receives her trophy from the Nanaimo Track and Field Club from sprint coach Mike Viers. Left is Tyler Heisterman, MC of the event and president of the NTFC.

Kaz Bannister of Thetis Island receives her trophy from the Nanaimo Track and Field Club from sprint coach Mike Viers. Left is Tyler Heisterman, MC of the event and president of the NTFC.

Bannister most improved athlete in Nanaimo track club

Thetis Island resident also recognized for her dedication to make practices

Kaz Bannister, 14, a Grade 9 student at Chemainus Secondary School, is the recipient of the Most Improved Female Athlete Award from the Nanaimo Track and Field Club.

The presentation was made during the club’s annual awards banquet for her performances in the 100 metres and 200 metres during the 2017 season.

It was Bannister’s first year running with the NTFC and the club recognized her potential for the coming year and her dedication in taking the Thetis Island ferry to get to practices last season, which makes for a long evening.

This year, Bannister hopes to make it to the B.C. Championships again, and also to qualify for the BC Summer Games being held in the Cowichan Valley, with the track events in Duncan at the Cowichan Sportsplex.