• Earl “Tommy” Thomson

    Earl Thomson was regarded as one of the finest hurdlers in North America. Internationally he had twice set world records with 110 metre hurdles in 1915 and 1919. Earl qualified for the 110 metre hurdles and long jump in the Read more →

  • George Short

    George Short, competing for Bedford Road Collegiate, won the Saskatchewan Open 100 and 220-yard sprints in 1958, in the midget division.  In 1959, competing as a junior, he set Saskatchewan records in the 100 and 220-yard events and later that Read more →

  • Richard Schell

    Richard Schell began his career as a wheelchair athlete in 1978, competing nationally in discus, javelin, and club throw. He switched to shooting shortly afterward, and won two gold medals at the 1981 Canadian National Games, in air pistol and Read more →

  • Lyle Sanderson

    Lyle Sanderson was the University of Saskatchewan’s athletics coach starting in 1965.  Under his tenure, the university has captured 19 Western Conference team titles and five Canadian team titles. As well, he served as a meet director for many track Read more →

  • Bob Reindl

    Bob Reindl began his athletics career in Saskatoon and was the Saskatoon High School Champion at 400, 800, 1 500 and 3 000 metres in 1974 and 1975 and held records in these events.  Bob dominated the provincial high school Read more →

  • Richard “Rick” Reelie

    Rick Reelie’s athletic career has taken him from competitor in several different wheelchair sports to mentor and coach to a new generation of athletes.  Along the way, he has had a great deal of success. In wheelchair rugby, he was Read more →

  • Judy Peddle

    Photo Credit: Alyssa Sutton Academy Studios Judy Peddle showed great promise as a track athlete while still in high school. By age sixteen, she had already set a new provincial record for the junior girls 60-yard-dash, and was a member Read more →

  • Carey Nelson

    One of Western Canada’s most distinguished long-distance runners, Carey Nelson’s athletic career began in his native Saskatoon.  It would eventually take him around the world as a competitor in several international Track and Field and Cross-Country championships, including the Olympic Read more →

  • Harold Mitchelmore

    Harold Mitchelmore served his community of Saskatoon in the capacity of photo referee, track referee and timer or walk judge, at every level possible. At the provincial and Western Canadian level, Mitchelmore officiated at numerous competitions, one being the Western Read more →

  • Joanne McTaggart

    Joanne McTaggart was indisputably one of Canada’s premier runners of the 1970’s.  She was named to Canada’s national track team in 1972, while still in high school, and remained on the team until 1980. In 1975, Joanne competed at the Read more →

  • John Konihowski

    John Konihowski

    John had an outstand athletics career winning Canadian age-class championships in the triple jump in four successive years form 1966 to 1969. He attended Brigham Young University in the USA before coming back to enroll at the University of Saskatchewan. Read more →

  • Diane Jones Konihowski, C.M.

    As a high school sophomore in Saskatoon, Diane made her first National team as a high jumper and javelin thrower. As Canada’s premiere pentathlete, Diane Jones Konihowski competed in the 1972 Olympics in Munich, and won the gold medal at Read more →

  • James “Kirk” Kirkpatrick

    As a high school and Normal School teacher, Director of Physical Fitness and Recreation of Saskatchewan, Head of McGill University’s School of Physical Education and Dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of Saskatchewan, J.B. “Kirk” Kirkpatrick has Read more →

  • Eleanor (Haslam) Jensen

    Eleanor Haslam, a track and field star from Saskatoon, was generally recognized as Canada’s best female sprinter from 1956-60. During these years she dominated national championships and international games trials. In 1956, at the age of seventeen, she represented Canada Read more →

  • Tewodros “Ted” Jaleta

    Ted Jaleta was born in Ethiopia and by high school he had gained national prominence as Ethiopia’s national high school 10 000 metre champion.  This resulted in his selection in 1973 to that country’s national junior team, but Ted was Read more →