Special Awards

46th Annual Finals 2020


Anissa Moore, Brooklyn, NY
Most Improved Competitor
Fred Thompson Trophy




Maya Dorer,  Brooklyn, NY
Most Promising Newcomer
Donna DaVarona Trophy 


Brianna White of Brooklyn, NY
Outstanding Competitor at the Finals
Jackie Joyner-Kersee Trophy



Alanna Woolfolk of Clayton, NJ
Outstanding Competitor at the Preliminaries and Semi-Finals 
Cheryl Toussaint Trophy

Meet Director Cheryl Toussaint with Felicia Blake, one of two "Coach of the Year" award recipients. Blake was honored for her support of track and field and the Colgate Women's Games. Blake is a former Colgate Games' competitor and is the Head Coach of the West Orange High School Track and Field and Cross Country teams.

Felicia Blake, Head Coach of the West Orange High School Track and Field and Cross Country teams, has competed in the Colgate Women's Game herself, and has brought busloads of young participants from East and West Orange since 1980.

Jam Shakwi, Head Track Coach at Bronx High School and The Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, NY, has been the USATF Youth Chair and Meet Director for the Gotham City Track and Field Festival. Toussaint said he has been instrumental in developing young talent in field events; including shot put champions and coaching athletes from elementary school through college since 2004.

"Ms. Blake and Mr. Shakwi represent two of very many caring and committed coaches.  Their skills and dedication help produce some of today's best young track and field athletes who are sure to become tomorrow's leaders and most successful citizens in all walks of life," Toussaint said.