After breaking a meet record and claiming three gold medals at separate competitions, Savannah Sutherland of Borden was named April Athlete of the Month by Sask Sport.

Sutherland ran a world leading time of 54.86 seconds in the women’s 400-metre hurdles at the Tom Jones Memorial Invitational in early April. She remains one of the fastest women in the world in this event and claimed her first gold medal of the month.

A week later, Sutherland attended the Jim Green Invitational to compete for a second time. She ran a personal best of 23.32 seconds in the women’s 200-m event to claim gold.

In the final competition, Sutherland ran a record-breaking time of 55.36 seconds, to break the previous meet record set in the women’s 400-m hurdles, in 1995. Her performance helped improve her world ranking and brought Sutherland her third gold medal.

Sutherland was nominated by Saskatchewan Athletics.

Other Nominees were: Ali Diehl, Para swimming, nominated by Prince Albert Sharks Swim Club and supported by Swim Saskatchewan; and Shelby Newkirk, Para swimming, nominated by Swim Saskatchewan.