Scott Kent (PNG photo by Gerry Kahrmann and Ric Ernst)
Scott Kent was named the coach of the year last spring by the The Province Newspaper.
In the words of journalist, Howard Tsumura on June 22, 2015
“In a figurative sense, what drives Head of the Class 2015’s Coach of the Year, as voted by readers of The Province, is an inner motor that never sits on idle. For Kent, a 12-year Surrey fireman, it’s about instilling the joy of running in kids, and about giving them the ability to see that through sport they can follow a path to higher understanding.”
“Guiding both the cross-country and track and field teams at Surrey’s Earl Marriott Secondary, Kent has also found the time to found a successful community club (Coastal Track), work with the middle-distance teams at Langley’s Trinity Western University and give frequent clinics to marathoners at Surrey’s Peninsula Runners. He even helps out when he can at Surrey’s Kwantlen Park Secondary, the inner-city school where he formerly coached. “
This points out the importance of the coach in the formative years of the athlete. One of Scott Kent’s high school athletes from Southpointe Academy in Tsawwassen, Tanner Carnegie will run in Vancouver Sun Jerome Indoor Games on February 6 at the Richmond Olympic Oval. He has already declared he will enter UBC this September. He will run the 300m at the Jerome Indoor and use his speed to tackle a strong field. Tanner has run 22.23 in the 200m but will be challenged by UBC freshman, Jake Hanna.
Jake has missed all of his senior year in high school at Elgin Park due to injury. He holds the Vancouver Sun Jerome Games U18 record of 36.52 seconds. Can Tanner or Jake challenge the open record of 35.32 seconds held by Nathan George of Trinity Western University?
The Jerome Indoor Games provides opportunity for athletes of all ages from 10 yrs. to 70+ years on the 5 lanes of the 200m Pulastic track. This competition is an important step towards the 2016 Rio Olympic Games set for this August and for all young athletes with the dream of wearing the Maple Leaf sometime in the future
Information for entry is available at www.harryjerome.com
Entries close on January 29, 2016.
Early entries are advised, as space may be limited.