Knights of Columbus Games 2024

Women Invitational Event Winners

Women Invitational 50m

1 – Kortnei Johnson USA 6.36
2 – Dawn Richardson-Wilson Canada 6.37
3 – Mariam Abdul-Rashid Canada 6.37
4 – Kailee Woitas Canada 6.53
5 – Shanice Williams Canada 6.54
6 – Danae Dyer USA 6.57
7 – Ashley Odiase Canada 6.58
8 – Kaila Barber USA 6.65

Women Invitational 60m

1 – Mariam Abdul-Rashid Canada 7.41
2 – Dawn Richardson-Wilson Canada 7.45
3 – Kortnei Johnson USA 7.53
4 – Kailee Woitas Canada 7.62
5 – Ashley Odiase Canada 7.62
6 – Shanice Williams Canada 7.63
7 – Selena Keyowski Canada 7.64
8 – Astrid Nyame Canada 7.69

Women Invitational 60m Hurdles

1 – Mariam Abdul-Rashid Canada 8.14
2 – Astrid Nyame Canada 8.21
3 – Kaila Barber USA 8.23
4 – Jade Barber USA 8.41
5 – Danae Dyer USA 8.46
6 – Joely Welburn Canada 8.53
7 – Timi Adelugba Canada 8.56
8 – Selena Keyowski Canada 8.63

Men Invitational Events

Men Invitational Event Winners

Men Invitational 50m

1 – Usheoritse Itsekiri Nigeria 5.71
2 – Malachi Murray Canada 5.77
3 – JaVaughn Moore USA 5.78
4 – Sterling Warner Savage USA 5.84
5 – Stephen Abosi Batswana 5.88
6 – Immanuel Onyemah Canada 5.91
7 – Storm Zablocki Canada 5.91
8 – Jordan Soufi Canada 5.93 H1

Men Invitational 60m

1 – Usheoritse Itsekiri Nigeria 6.65
2 – Malachi Murray Canada 6.69
3 – JaVaughn Moore USA 6.79
4 – Sterling Warner Savage USA 6.82
5 – Immanuel Onyemah Canada 6.83
6 – Jordan Soufi Canada 6.83
7 – Keon Rude Canada 6.88
8 – Evan Essapa Canada 6.94

Men Invitational 60m Hurdles

1 – Max Hairston USA 8.03
2 – Ryan Wright Canada 8.05
3 – Nick Andrews Australia 8.13
4 – Adam Andres Canada 8.28
5 – Tiago Dimande Canada 8.29
6 – Justin Rose Canada 8.32
7 – Khymani Reid Canada 8.36
8 – Drew Pochylko Canada 8.75

Award Winners

Art Walecke Award (Canadian Athlete of the Meet)

Mariam Abdul-Rashid

Dr John and Mary Spinks Award (Sask Athlete of the Meet)

Astrid Nyame

Honorary Meet Director

Tim Knihnitski

Invitational Athlete of the Meet

Usheoritse Itsekiri

Jack Wells Testimonial Award

Ivan Tam

Jurgen Wittenberg Award (Official of the Meet)

Don Hedman

William A Reid Award (Age Class Athlete of the Meet)

Mateo Trejo Monroy, Skylar Dyck

William A Reid Award (Age Class Athlete of the Meet)

Mateo Trejo Monroy

William A Reid Award (Age Class Athlete of the Meet)

Skylar Dyck

Invitational Athletes and Award Winners

Knights of Columbus Games Banquet

Elementary School Relay Winners

Girls 4 x 100 Meter Relay Under 11

1 – 1:06.77 St. Matthew
2 – 1:08.75 Hugh Cairns V.C.
3 – 1:08.79 St. Lorenzo Ruiz

Girls 4 x 100 Meter Relay Under 13

1 – 1:01.16 Willowgrove
2 – 1:01.44 Greystone Heights
3 – 1:02.38 Colette Bourgonje

Girls 4 x 100 Meter Relay Under 15

1 – 1:00.56 St. Matthew
2 – 1:00.59 Sister O’Brien
3 – 1:01.11 St. Paul

Boys 4 x 100 Meter Relay Under 11

1 – 1:04.05 St. Lorenzo Ruiz
2 – 1:04.29 Lake Vista
3 – 1:05.59 Traditions (Warman)

Boys 4 x 100 Meter Relay Under 13

1 – 58.48 Lakeview
2 – 59.23 St. Philip
3 – 59.92 Saskatoon French

Boys 4 x 100 Meter Relay Under 15

Boys 4 x 100 Meter Relay Under 15

1 – 52.85 Warman Middle
2 – 54.08 Lakeview
3 – 55.54 Colette Bourgonje

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Knights of Columbus Games 2024…

The Saskatoon Knights of Columbus want to invite you to come watch many incredible young athletes compete in a track and field competition that dates back to 1965.  Action begins with the elementary school relays on Thursday, January 25, and continues into the weekend ending on Saturday, January 27.

Athletes of the Past

The Knights of Columbus Games have witnessed some incredible performances by some world class invitational athletes.  This year will be no different.

You do not have to look far to find some incredible local athletes who can compete with the best in the world.

Back When …

1988: LaDonna Antoine, Regina – 2nd Bantam 60 metres

1996:  Atlanta Summer Olympics – 23rd, 400 metres; 13th, 4×100

2000: Simon Bairu, Regina – 1st, Juvenile 1,500 metres

2010: World cross-country running championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland – 12th

1976: Arnold Boldt, Osler – 4th, Senior high jump

1976: Toronto Summer Paralympics – Gold, high jump

2002: Jaime Cruickshank – 2nd, Juvenile 60m hurdles, 60m, and 200m

2006: Turin Summer Olympics – 13th, bobsleigh

1977: Cyprian Enweani, Saskatoon – 1st Bantam long jump

1988: Seoul Summer Olympics – 9th, 200 metres; 7th, 4×100 relay

2003: Kelsie Hendry, Saskatoon – 1st Invitational pole vault

2008: Beijing Summer Olympics – 18th, pole vault

1966: Diane Jones, Saskatoon – 1st, Midget long jump

1972:  Munich Summer Olympics – 10th, pentathlon

1988: Vanessa Monar, Saskatoon – 3rd, Senior high jump

1993: Buffalo World University Games – Silver, long jump

1978: Lynn Kanuka, Regina – 2nd, Senior 1,5000 metres

1984: Los Angeles Summer Olympics – Bronze, 3,000 metres

1970: Joanne McTaggart, Regina – 1st, Midget 80 metres

1976: Montreal Summer Olympics – Quarter-final 200 metres; 4th, 4×100 Relay

1981: Lesa Mayes, North Battleford – 2nd, Bantam long jump

2005: Calgary World bobsleigh championships – 11th

1969: Joanne Jones, Saskatoon – 1st, Midget high jump, shot put

1975: Mexico City Pan-American Games – 8th, pentathlon

1980: Carey Nelson, Saskatoon – 2nd, Juvenile 3,000 metres

1996: Summer Atlanta Olympics – 35th, marathon

1970: Bruce Pirnie, North Battleford – 1st, Senior shot put

1972: Munich. Summer Olympics – 17th, shot put

2005: Taryn Suttie, Hanley – 1st, Midget shot put

2016: Rio de Janeiro. Summer Olympics – 28th, shot put

2004: Brianne Theisen, Humboldt – 1st, Juvenile long jump

2013: Moscow World track and field championships – Silver, heptathlon

2004: Adrienne Vangool, Saskatoon – 3rd, Invitational pole vault

2005: Izmur, Turkey, World University Games – 15th, pole vault

1976: Gwen Wall, Saskatoon – 1st, Bantam 400 metres

1983: Edmonton World University Games – Bronze, 400-metre hurdles

The reference to their performance in the K of C Games is based on early results mentioned in the archives from The StarPhoenix.  The international results are from major competitions — world championships, Olympics, Pan-Am Games, Commonwealth Games, University Games — and are based on results at their first major international meet. They may have gone on to other big time events and posted even better results. The Knights of Columbus Games helped them to launch their international career in sport, and in the case of Jaimie Cruickshank and Lesa Mayes, not just in track and field.

THEN

  • 1980: Adam Sarty, Saskatoon — 1st, midget 600, 1,5000 metres
  • 1983: World cross-country championships, England — 65th, under-20 men

Dr. Adam Sarty

Adam Sarty is the Associate Vice-President Research and the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research at Saint Mary’s University. He is an experimental nuclear physicist with a long history teaching and promoting physics and science.  He has been a Professor in the Department of Astronomy & Physics at SMU since 2000. Dr. Sarty credits his high school physics teacher Norm Stonehouse for instilling in him a love for physics.  Like his mentor Dr. Sarty has spent many years engaging in community presentations about physics to groups ranging from preschool to high-school age and beyond. Adam is an incredible teacher who has been recognized with various awards, including the Medal for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching from the Canadian Association of Physicists, the Science Champion Discovery Award from Halifax’s Discovery Centre, Volunteer of the Year recognitions from the Province of Nova Scotia and the Halifax Regional Municipality, the Educational Leadership Award from the Atlantic Association of Universities, and a 3M National Teaching Fellowship.

NOW

Saint Mary’s University:

  • Associate Vice-President, Research
  • Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

Adam’s Aplomb…

"I remember going over 500 days without missing a day of running – then I remember being injured. It was fun to have that drive, and lucky to have the ability, to push for those achievements. My younger daughter, Isabel, has the exact same drive. I watched her become the first Nova Scotian woman to break 2:00 in the 200m freestyle, breaking records dating back to late ‘70s/early ‘80s. Those times in people’s lives generally don’t last long, just a year, maybe two or three. Most of us aren’t so lucky to have long careers like Tom Brady or Simone Biles. But they build the foundation for the rest of one’s life."