Wolves AC Duo to be Honoured by Athletics Alberta

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Mirelle Martens and Bill Corcoran earned 2014 Athletics Alberta awards. Martens was named Junior Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Year, while Corcoran captured the Volunteer of the Year.

Wolves AC athlete Mirelle Martens and coach Bill Corcoran will receive provincial awards this Friday at the  Athletics Alberta Awards Banquet in Edmonton.

Martens earned the 2014 Junior Women’s Cross Country Runner of the year award. This fall, the 19 year old GPRC student captured both the ACAC and CCAA XC Individual Running titles.  In November,  she placed third in the junior women’s race at the Athletics Canada National Cross Country Running Championships and qualified for the 2015 national team.  She will compete in the Pan Am Cross Country Running Championships in Colombia later this month and the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in China in March.

Corcoran, coach and president of the Wolves Athletics Club, is being honored as the 2014 Volunteer of the Year for his work as a track & field and x-country running organizer.  In July, he coached the Alberta Summer Games NW Zone Track Team for the seventh time.  Corcoran is the founder and meet director for both the Peace Country Classic Track Meet and Wolves Cross Country Running Series.  He also serves as the CCAA National Convenor for cross country running.

The Athletics Alberta Awards Banquet takes place Friday, Feb.13 at the Delta Edmonton South Hotel and Convention Centre.

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