GWTC Annual Awards & Summer Track Records

1998 Annual Awards

(To read presentation, click on award division.) Male Runner of the Year, Female Runner of the Year In naming its Runners of theYear, Gulf Winds Track Club seeks to honor those who, besides achieving outstanding times in the past year at various distances...

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1999 Annual Awards

Male Runner of the Year - Tim UngerFemale Runner of the Year - Sarah Docter-WilliamsIn naming its Runners of theYear, Gulf Winds Track Club seeks to honor those who, besides achieving outstanding times in the past year at various distances in local,...

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2000 Annual Awards

More than 100 people showed up at the 2000 GWTC Awards Ceremony at the American Legion Hall to celebrate the recognition outstanding efforts by GWTC members.   Tom “speechless for the first time” Perkins became the newest member of the GWTC Hall of...

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2002 Annual Awards

(Click hyperlinked award for text of presentation.)Tears of joy turned effortlessly into peals of laughter as the 2002 Annual Awards were presented at the American Legion Hall Thursday night, Jan. 30. Annual award winners overwhelmingly appeared surprised...

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2003 Annual Awards

For the first time in the history of GWTC, a couple was named to the Hall of Fame -- Fred and Margarete Deckert. The award, announced by former president Charlie Yates Jan. 15 at the American Legion Hall, was presented to the Deckerts for their numerous...

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2006 Annual Awards

GWTC brought the New Year in with a grand 30K and closed out 2006 with the Annual Awards Ceremony Saturday, Jan. 13, at the American Legion Hall. A good sized crowd watched master of ceremonies Bill McGuire guide the night as the 2006 Annual Award winners and Grand...

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2008 Annual Awards

Once a year they gather.    The goal is to recognize those who have given and achieved a lot, but usually everyone who attends comes away with a nice warm feeling and feels like a winner.   That was certainly the case Saturday night at the American Legion...

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2009 Annual Awards

It is the hardest working committee in Gulf Winds Track Club. Once a year their hard work produces a very special night for GWTC. The Awards Committee, chaired by Jeanne O’Kon, and comprised of Lisa Unger, Nancy Stedman, Bill Lott and GWTC president, Judy...

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2010 Annual Awards

There are never “bad” decisions on awards for Gulf Winds Track Club.  After all there are so many hard working people who make GWTC special and who deserve recognition.   But every now and then the Awards Committee just hits the ball out of the park with...

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2011 Annual Awards

Over the course of a year, a lot of people put mammoth efforts into making Gulf Winds Track Club perhaps the best group I have ever been associated with.   Of course it is not perfect as things sometime go wrong and people get upset.  But I have been a...

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2013 Annual Awards

I swear it is not just because they let me do a wonderful presentation.  I really think the Awards Committee did a fantastic job this year.  Let’s start with the venue.  After a couple of years at Bradley’s Retreat, they recognized the need to move the...

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2014 Annual Awards

As usual the Awards Committee organized a wonderful evening for us. Their superb selections follow. I have often said the GWTC is by far the most impressive organization I have ever been involved in. The last update (The Rex Cleveland Advancement of the...

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2017 Annual Awards

It is fitting that the GWTC Annual Awards Night fell on the eve of what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King’s 79th birthday.  The words above may sound like they were written by Gary Griffin to help a runner though an ultramarathon, but in fact they...

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Annual Awards

Runner of the Year (Female and Male)In naming its Runners of the Year, Gulf Winds Track Club seeks to honor those who, besides achieving outstanding times in the past year at various distances in local, regional, and national events, have served as models...

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