Club Awards

Brian Duff

2016 Most Valuable Runner: Brian Duff

This award recognizes members whose hard work on and off the track contribute the spirit of Track Club Los Angeles. The most valuable runner perseveres through difficulties to achieve their goals and set an example for the rest of TCLA.

  • 2016 -- Brian Duff
  • 2015 -- Eric Bowles
  • 2014 -- Michael Chamoun
  • 2013 -- Robert Newmark
  • 2012 -- Ankur Tarneja
  • 2011 -- Nick Bowden
  • 2010 -- Meredith Coulibaly
  • 2009 -- David Kent
  • 2008 -- Lydia Salinas
  • 2007 -- Mike Davies
  • 2006 -- Mike Mahurin
  • 2005 -- Ron Hecker
  • 2004 -- Rikako Takei
  • 2003 -- Susanne McNeil
  • 2002 -- Chris DeWitt
  • 2001 -- Tyrone Black
  • 2000 -- Gilberto Alavez
  • 1999 -- Jerry Enriquez
2016 Most Improved Runner: Heeju Sohn

2016 Most Improved Runner: Heeju Sohn

This award recognizes the TCLA runner who has worked the hardest over the entire year to consistently improve as a runner. The most improved runner is usually the runner who shows up at track, week after week, always working to try a little harder to improve.

  • 2016 -- Heeju Sohn
  • 2015 -- Rafe Emanuel
  • 2014 -- Lionnea Koopmans
  • 2013 -- Susanne McNeil Eng
  • 2012 -- Olivia Ghaussy
  • 2011 -- Austin Hill
  • 2010 -- Su-Yang Liu
  • 2009 -- Michael Branch
  • 2008 -- Danny Demsky
  • 2007 -- David Schwartz
  • 2006 -- Lydia Salinas
  • 2005 -- Bruce Reisenfeld
  • 2004 -- Bryan Johnston
  • 2003 -- Masami Fukuhara
  • 2002 -- Michael Berger & Jose Castillo
  • 2001 -- Andreas Kemkes
  • 2000 -- Rikako Takei
  • 1998 -- Hilary Rosenwald
2016 Volunteer of the Year: Tony Lee

2016 Volunteer of the Year: Tony Lee

Track Club Los Angeles would not be the organization that it is today without the tireless work of our volunteers. The volunteer of the year recognizes the individual who has stepped up to help out in so many ways over the year, and who has made a big difference at TCLA.

  • 2016 -- Tony Lee
  • 2015 -- Yari Fontebasso
  • 2014 -- Brian Panosian
  • 2013 -- Michael Berger
  • 2012 -- Mike Mahurin
  • 2011 -- Chris Dion
  • 2010 -- David Pullman
  • 2009 -- Jim Gidlow
  • 2008 -- Stephen Terry
  • 2007 -- Yeong Loh
  • 2006 -- Wayne Joness
  • 2005 -- Tim Petersen
  • 2004 -- Andrea Spear
  • 2003 -- Amy Aukstikalnis
  • 2002 -- Wenise Wong
  • 2001 -- Jim Spear
2016 Cahn Mile Champion: Brian Duff

2017 Cahn Mile Champion: Matt Crowe

The Cahn Mile is an exclusively Track Club LA event. Starting after July, runners begin preparing to challenge themselves in the unique racing distance of 1 mile, run on the track. The Cahn Mile champion is the runner who has tackled the field of the best TCLA runners, and run the fastest mile.

  • 2017 -- Matt Crowe
  • 2016 -- Brian Duff
  • 2015 -- Chip Jackson
  • 2014 -- Nyron Bernard
  • 2013 -- David Hansen
  • 2012 -- David Hansen
  • 2011 -- Zach Dion
  • 2010 -- Mike Davies
  • 2009 -- Mark Gieseker
  • 2008 -- Chris DeWitt
  • 2007 -- Nyron Bernard
  • 2006 -- Chris DeWitt
  • 2005 -- Chris DeWitt
  • 2004 -- Brandon Del Campo
  • 2003 -- Chris DeWitt
2016 Max Crispi Award (Cross Country): Ryoko Endo

2016 Max Crispi Award (Cross Country): Ryoko Endo

The Max Crispi Award honors the TCLA runner who has made the biggest contribution competing in cross country racing. Cross country running gets runners off the roads, and is the pureset form of running, returning to foot races run across varied terrains, challening runners in ways that a road race does not.

  • 2016 -- Ryoko Endo
  • 2015 -- Brian Panosian
  • 2014 -- David Pullman
  • 2013 -- Noel Velasco
  • 2012 -- Tim Petersen
  • 2011 -- Nick Bowden
  • 2010 -- Mike Mahurin
  • 2009 -- Lydia Salinas
  • 2007 -- Chris DeWitt