Hamilton native Anthony Romaniw is a finalist in Athletics Canada’s 2013 annual awards. The finalists and winners are selected by Athletics Canada’s Awards Committee from the nominee pool put forth by the membership.
The 22-year-old Romaniw, who now calls Guelph home and competes for the Speed River Track Club, is nominated for the Dr. Fred Tees Memorial Trophy as Top Canadian University athlete of the Year.
Romaniw, a graduate of St. Thomas More higth school, was crowned Canadian Interuniversity Sport and Ontario University Athletics champion, for the 800-metre event. At the International University Sports Federation (FISU) championships he placed seventh in the middle distance run.
His competition as Canada’s top university track star is Alicia Brown and Segun Makinde, both of Ottawa. Brown was OUA and CIS champion at 400m; CIS Academic All Canadian; and FISU silver medalist in the 4x400m relay. Makinde, a 200m specialist won a silver medal at OUA bronze at CIS. He was a double gold medalist (200m and 4X100 relay) at the Francophone Games in France and a finalist at FISU.
Athletics Canada will recognize athletes in 11 other categories. Winners will be announced mid-December and will be honoured during the 2014 Canadian Championship in Moncton, N.B.