Knights of Columbus Games 2023

(January 26 – 28)

Thank you to our special guest …

Donovan Bailey!

Check out Dale Yellowlees one on one interview with Donovan Bailey.

Donovan Bailey and the K. of C. Games...

by 650 CKOM "The Green Zone

Donovan Bailey won the Olympic Gold Medal at 100 meters in world record time (9.84 seconds) in Atlanta in July 1996. He and his teammates went on to also win the gold in the 4 x 100m relay.

Donovan was a real fan of Saskatoon and the Knights of Columbus Games.  Check out the audio file above as he is interviewed by Jamie Nye of 650 CKOM – The Green Zone.

Donovan Bailey (gold) is on the left, Frankie Fredericks (silver) of Namibia is in the middle and Ato Boldon (bronze) of Trinidad and Tobago is on the near right.

MEN’S 50 METRE

Sponsored by SIGA

PREVIOUS MEET CHAMPIONS:

  • 2002… NICOLAS MACROZONARIS – CANADA – 5.69
  • 2003… NICOLAS MACROZONARIS – CANADA – 5.69
  • 2004… NICOLAS MACROZONARIS – CANADA – 5.75
  • 2005… JOSH NORMAN – USA – 7.75
  • 2006… NICOLAS MACROZONARIS – CANADA – 5.78
  • 2007… NICOLAS MACROZONARIS – CANADA – 5.77
  • 2008… NICOLAS MACROZONARIS – CANADA – 5.76
  • 2009… DEMI OMOLE – USA – 5.71
  • 2010… SAM EFFAH – CANADA – 5.71
  • 2011… SAM EFFAH – CANADA – 5.67 – Meet Record
  • 2012… CORDERO GRAY – USA – 5.76
  • 2013… CORDERO GRAY – USA – 5.79
  • 2014…MARCUS ROWLAND – USA – 5.72
  • 2015… WOODROW RANDALL – Canada – 5.83
  • 2016…No Event
  • 2017… CORDERO GRAY – USA – 5.78
  • 2018… BLAKE SMITH – USA – 5.67 – Tied Meet Record
  • 2019… SEAN MCLEAN – USA – 5.77
  • 2020… CORDERO GRAY – USA – 5.82
  • 2021… CANCELLED
  • 2022… CANCELLED

2023 ENTRANTS

Rami Gharsali (TUNISIA – Lakehead University Thunderwolves)

  • three-time Tunisian national hurdle champion
  • two-time NCAA Division II 60m hurdles medalist: 2nd 2017 and 3rd in 2019
  • bests of 7.81 and 13.92

Max Hairston (USA – Phoenix TC/Tracksmith)

  • starred at Cornell University where he was a second team All-American in 2014
  • won the Ivy League outdoor title in 2015
  • has all time bests of 7.71 and 13.56
  • strong again in 2022 running 7.92 and 13.64

David Adeleye (CANADA – University of Toronto Blues)

  • 3rd in U-Sports 2022 (7.98)
  • Canada Games silver medalist (14.03) in 2022
  • 5th in Canadian Senior Championships

Ryan Wright (CANADA – Calgary Spartans)

  • one of the youngest hurdlers in the Canadian top 10 indoors
  • 10th fastest Canadian indoors in 2022 at 8.17 and in 110mH 14.54
  • #2 Albertan all time indoors and outdoors

Nick Andrews (AUSTRALIA – Phoenix TC/Tracksmith)

  • member of Australia’s 4 x 100m in the 2016 world U20 Championships
  • represented Australia in the World Indoor Championships in 2022
  • 2nd in the 110 hurdles in the 2022 Australian Championships
  • #2 all-time Australian in 60m hurdles (7.71) and #6 in 110 hurdles (13.59)

Jackson Cheung (CANADA – Kajaks TFC)

  • 3-time Ontario University medalist for Guelph Gryphons (2016 Champion)
  • 4-time U-Sports finalist including silver (2017) and bronze (2016)
  • bests are 7.91 and 14.20

Adam Exley (CANADA – University of Toronto Blues)

  • rapidly improving 21-year-old with bests of 8.19 and 14.55
  • 6th in U-Sports hurdles in 2020 and 2022 (8.19)
  • has good enough speed to be on University of Toronto’s 4 x 200 relay

Niko Dowhos (CANADA – Lakehead University Thunderwolves)

  • 60 m medalist in Ontario University championships (2nd in 2022 and 3rd in2020)
  • 4th in 2022 U-Sports 60m after finishing 6th in 2020
  • has 2022 bests of 6.79 and 10.74

Zion Laoye (NIGERIA – Lakehead University Thunderwolves)

  • graduate student in engineering
  • has 2022 bests of 6.90 and 10.71

Usheoritse (Dushos) Itsekiri (NIGERIA – University of Regina Cougars)

  • 2-time Nigerian 100m champion
  • Tokyo Olympian at 100m
  • Canada West and U-Sports 60m champion for 2022
  • 2022 bests of 6.63 and 10.02

Ian Kerr (BAHAMAS …)

  • two-time Bahamian champion at 200m
  • Pan-Am U20 silver medalist in 4 x 100 relay
  • NACAC U23 bronze medalist in 200m
  • bests of 6.76, 10.14

Jordan Soufi (CANADA – University of Manitoba Bisons)

  • Canada West silver medalist in 2022 at 60m and 4 x 200 relay
  • 3rd in 2022 U-Sports 60m
  • 2022 bests of 6.71 and 10.55

Brandon Letts (CANADA – Extreme Velocity TC)

  • NCAA Division I All-American in the 4 x 100
  • 2016 Canadian Jr Silver medalist at 100 in 2016
  • Canada’s fastest junior of 2016 at 10.56
  • bests of 6.74 in 60m and 10.32 in 100m

Paul Abodunwa (CANADA – University of Calgary Dinos)

  • top U of C sprinter with bests of 6.86 in 60m, and 11.05 in 100m
  • ran 6.96 in USports prelims in ‘22
  • opened this season with a very strong 6.93

Stephen Abosi (BOTSWANA – University of Calgary Athletic Club)

  • second fastest in Canada for 60m in 2022
  • represents Botswana internationally
  • ran his personal best of 6.61 in the World Indoor Championship semifinal in 2022
  • his personal best in 50m is 5.94
  • ran his 100m personal best of 10.28 in winning the Botswana championship in 2022

Storm Zablocki (CANADA – University of Regina Cougars)

  • freshman at University of Regina
  • Saskatchewan high school 100m record holder
  • #1 Saskatchewan sprinter at both 60m and 100m in 2022
  • 2022 bests of 6.83 and 10.61

MEN’S 60 METRE

Sponsored by SASKTEL

PREVIOUS MEET CHAMPIONS:

  • 1996… BRUNY SURIN, – Videotron – 6.51 – MEET RECORD
  • 2005… NICOLAS MACROZONARIS – CANADA – 6.68
  • 2006… JEFF LAYNES – USA – 6.61
  • 2007… JEFF LAYNES – USA – 6.61
  • 2008… NICOLAS MACROZONARIS – CANADA – 6.66
  • 2009… NICOLAS MACROZONARIS – CANADA – 6.66
  • 2010… BERNARD WILLIAMS – USA – 6.69
  • 2011… MEITE, BEN YOUSSEF – IVORY COAST – 6.63
  • 2012… SAM EFFAH – CANADA – 6.63
  • 2013… CORDERO GRAY – USA – 6.67
  • 2014… CORDERO GRAY – USA – 6.66
  • 2015… T.J. LAWRENCE – CANADA – 6.78
  • 2016… ANTOINE ADAMS – ST. KITTS & NEVIS – 6.67
  • 2017… MARKESH WOODSON – USA – 6.71
  • 2018… BRYCE ROBINSON – USA – 6.61
  • 2019… BRYCE ROBINSON – USA – 6.67
  • 2020… CHAD ZALLOW – USA – 6.74
  • 2021… CANCELLED
  • 2022… CANCELLED

2023 ENTRANTS

Niko Dowhos (CANADA – Extreme Velocity Track Club)

  • 60 m medalist in Ontario University championships (2nd in 2022 and 3rd in2020)
  • 4th in 2022 U-Sports 60m after finishing 6th in 2020
  • has 2022 bests of 6.79 and 10.74

Zion Laoye (NIGERIA – Lakehead University Thunderwolves)

  • graduate student in engineering
  • has 2022 bests of 6.90 and 10.71

Usheoritse (Dushos) Itsekiri (NIGERIA – U. of R. Cougars)

  • 2-time Nigerian 100m champion
  • Tokyo Olympian at 100m
  • Canada West and U-Sports 60m champion for 2022
  • 2022 bests of 6.63 and 10.02

Ian Kerr (BAHAMAS – Allstars Athletics)

  • two-time Bahamian champion at 200m
  • Pan-Am U20 silver medalist in 4 x 100 relay
  • NACAC U23 bronze medalist in 200m
  • bests of 6.76, 10.14

Jordan Soufi (CANADA – U. of M. Bisons)

  • Canada West silver medalist in 2022 at 60m and 4 x 200 relay
  • 3rd in 2022 U-Sports 60m
  • 2022 bests of 6.71 and 10.55

Brandon Letts (CANADA – Extreme Velocity TC)

  • NCAA Division I All-American in the 4 x 100
  • 2016 Canadian Jr Silver medalist at 100 in 2016
  • Canada’s fastest junior of 2016 at 10.56
  • bests of 6.74 in 60m and 10.32 in 100m

Paul Abodunwa (CANADA – University of Calgary Dinos)

  • top U of C sprinter with bests of 6.86 in 60m, and 11.05 in 100m
  • ran 6.96 in USports prelims in ‘22
  • opened this season with a very strong 6.93

Stephen Abosi (BOTSWANA – U. of C. Athletic Club)

  • second fastest in Canada for 60m in 2022
  • represents Botswana internationally
  • ran his personal best of 6.61 in the World Indoor Championship semifinal in 2022
  • his personal best in 50m is 5.94
  • ran his 100m personal best of 10.28 in winning the Botswana championship in 2022

Storm Zablocki (CANADA – U. of R. Cougars)

  • freshman at University of Regina
  • Saskatchewan high school 100m record holder
  • #1 Saskatchewan sprinter at both 60m and 100m in 2022
  • 2022 bests of 6.83 and 10.61

MEN’S 60 METRE HURDLES

Sponsored by Houghton Boston Printers

PREVIOUS MEET CHAMPIONS:

  • 1995… ALLEN JOHNSON – Goldwin TC – 7.66
  • 1999… COURTNEY HAWKINS – Adidas – 7.73
  • 2000… CHRIS PHILLIPS – Fila – 7.87
  • 2001… CHARLES JOHNSON JR. – USA – 7.91
  • 2002… PETER COGHLAN – IRELAND – 7.80
  • 2003… ROBBY HUGHES – USA – 7.87
  • 2004… CHARLES ALLAN – CANADA-SPEED DYNAMICS – 7.74
  • 2005… ANWAR MOORE – U.S.A. – 7.61 – MEET RECORD
  • 2006… ANWAR MOORE – U.S.A. – 7.65
  • 2007… BRANDON HON – U.S.A. – 7.77
  • 2008… LINNIE YARBROUGH – U.S.A. – 7.88
  • 2009… JEROME MILLER – USA – 7.79
  • 2010… JEROME MILLER – USA – 7.80
  • 2011… ANTWON HICKS – USA – 7.66
  • 2012… NO EVENT
  • 2013… ANTWON HICKS – USA – 7.73
  • 2014… NO EVENT
  • 2015… ASHTON EATON – USA – 8.06
  • 2016… JARRET EATON – USA – 7.62
  • 2017… GREGGMAR SWIFT – BARBADOS – 7.76
  • 2018… JOSH THOMPSON – USA – 7.78
  • 2019… RYAN BILLIAN – USA – 7.94
  • 2020… CHAD ZALLOW – USA – 7.75
  • 2021… CANCELLED
  • 2022… CANCELLED

2023 ENTRANTS

Rami Gharsali (TUNISIA – Lakehead University Thunderwolves)

  • three-time Tunisian national hurdle champion
  • two-time NCAA Division II 60m hurdles medalist: 2nd 2017 and 3rd in 2019
  • bests of 7.81 and 13.92

Ryan Cheng (Canada – UBC Thunderbirds)

  • 60mH 8.23; 110mH 14.43
  • #1 British Columbia Hurdler in 2022
  • sprint/hurdle specialist

Max Hairston (USA – Phoenix TC/Tracksmith)

  • starred at Cornell University where he was a second team All-American in 2014
  • won the Ivy League outdoor title in 2015
  • has all time bests of 7.71 and 13.56
  • strong again in 2022 running 7.92 and 13.64

David Adeleye (CANADA – University of Toronto Blues)

  • 3rd in U-Sports 2022 (7.98)
  • Canada Games silver medalist (14.03) in 2022
  • 5th in Canadian Senior Championships

Ryan Wright (CANADA – Calgary Spartans)

  • one of the youngest hurdlers in the Canadian top 10 indoors
  • 10th fastest Canadian indoors in 2022 at 8.17 and in 110mH 14.54
  • #2 Albertan all time indoors and outdoors

Nick Andrews (AUSTRALIA – Phoenix TC/Tracksmith)

  • member of Australia’s 4 x 100m in the 2016 world U20 Championships
  • represented Australia in the World Indoor Championships in 2022
  • 2nd in the 110 hurdles in the 2022 Australian Championships
  • #2 all-time Australian in 60m hurdles (7.71) and #6 in 110 hurdles (13.59)

Jackson Cheung (CANADA – Kajaks TFC)

  • 3-time Ontario University medalist for Guelph Gryphons (2016 Champion)
  • 4-time U-Sports finalist including silver (2017) and bronze (2016)
  • bests are 7.91 and 14.20

Adam Exley (CANADA – University of Toronto Blues)

  • rapidly improving 21-year-old with bests of 8.19 and 14.55
  • 6th in U-Sports hurdles in 2020 and 2022 (8.19)
  • has good enough speed to be on University of Toronto’s 4 x 200 relay

WOMEN’S 50 METRE

Sponsored by Saskatoon Sports Tourism

PREVIOUS MEET CHAMPIONS:

  • 1999… PHILOMENA MENSAH – Coquitlam – 6.18 – MEET RECORD
  • 2001… MERCY NKU – Body, Mind, Speed – 6.30
  • 2002… TASHA DOWNING – USA – 6.36
  • 2003… TENEESHIA JONES – USA – 6.36
  • 2004… SAVATHEDA FYNES – BAHAMAS – 6.28
  • 2005… SAVATHEDA FYNES – BAHAMAS – 6.34
  • 2006… NOLLE GRAHAM – USA – 6.38
  • 2007… NO EVENT
  • 2008… NO EVENT
  • 2009… GENEVIEVE THIBAULT – CANADA – 6.40
  • 2010… HALIMAT ISMAILA – NIGERIA – 6.43
  • 2011… BRITTNEY REESE – USA – 6.29
  • 2012… BRITTNEY REESE – USA – 6.23
  • 2013… BRITTNEY REESE – U.S.A. – 6.30
  • 2014… CRYSTAL EMMANUEL – CANADA – 6.34
  • 2015… CRYSTAL EMMANUEL – CANADA – 6.34
  • 2016… NO EVENT
  • 2017… ERICA ALEXANDER – USA – 6.30
  • 2018… CRYSTAL EMMANUEL – CANADA – 6.30
  • 2019… TAWANNA MEADOWS – USA – 6.35
  • 2020… BREANA NORMAN – USA – 6.46
  • 2021… CANCELLED
  • 2022… CANCELLED

2023 ENTRANTS

Jasmine Lew (CANADA – University of Toronto)

  • Canada’s #6 indoor long jumper in 2022 (6.08m)
  • highest ranked University of Toronto sprinter last season (#8 in U-Sports)
  • began this indoor season a strong LJ (6.08) and a strong 60m (7.62)
  • has bests of 7.54 (60), 6.11 (LJ) and 12.36 (100m)

Nyoka Maxwell (CANADA – Extreme Velocity)

  • a finalist in the Canadian Championship 200m in 2017
  • represented Canada in the World Student Games in 2017 (200 & 4 x 100)
  • had a strong 2022 season with 7.59 (60m) and 11.70 (100m)
  • bests are 7.53 and 11.49

Dawn Richardson Wilson (CANADA – University of Calgary)

  • member of team Canada in bobsleigh
  • represented Canada in the 2021 World Championships and 2022 Olympics (8th in 2-woman event)
  • has a short history in track but opened 2022 making U-Sports standard with a time of 7.50 in 60m
  • she has also run 100m in 11.84

Kailee Woitas (CANADA – Unattached)

  • 2nd in the 60m at 2022 CanWest
  • 4 x 100m relay bronze – Canada Summer Games 2022
  • U of R 60m record holder
  • Bests of 7.50 (60m) and 12.20 (100m)

Shillonie Calvert (Jamaica – Phoenix TC/Tracksmith)

  • Member of gold medal Jamaican 4 x 100m teams (World Champs, Comm Games)
  • Olympic silver medallist in 4 x 100m in 2012
  • gold medallist in the NACAC U23 100m
  • all time bests in 60m and 100m of 7.18 and 10.94

Shanice Williams (CANADA – Flying Angels)

  • competed for University of Toledo
  • 2018 MAC 60m champ at 7.41 sec
  • 2018 MAC 100m silver …11.74
  • bests of 7.37 and 11.72 (7.52 in 2022 and 11.51 in 2021)

WOMEN’S 60 METRE

Sponsored by Houghton Boston Printers

PREVIOUS MEET CHAMPIONS:

  • 1999… PHILOMENA MENSA – Coquitlam – 7.18 – MEET RECORD
  • 2005… NOLLE GRAHAM – USA – 7.42
  • 2006… WYLLESHIEA MYRICK – USA – 7.39
  • 2007… NO EVENT
  • 2008… NO EVENT
  • 2009… GENEVIEVE THIBAULT – CANADA – 7.48
  • 2010… HALIMAT ISMAILA – NIGERIA – 7.39
  • 2011… BRITTNEY REESE – USA – 7.24
  • 2012… BRITTNEY REESE – USA – 7.24
  • 2013… BRITTNEY REESE – USA – 7.32
  • 2014… KHAMICA BINGHAM – CANADA – 7.36
  • 2015… KHAMICA BINGHAM – CANADA – 7.35
  • 2016… TAWANNA MEADOWS – USA – 7.25
  • 2017… TAWANNA MEADOWS – USA – 7.32
  • 2018… BARBARA PIERRE – USA – 7.30
  • 2019… TAWANNA MEADOWS – USA – 7.39
  • 2020… BREANA NORMAN – USA – 7.50
  • 2021… CANCELLED
  • 2022… CANCELLED

2023 ENTRANTS

Jasmine Lew (CANADA – University of Toronto)

  • Canada’s #6 indoor long jumper in 2022 (6.08m)
  • highest ranked University of Toronto sprinter last season (#8 in U-Sports)
  • began this indoor season a strong LJ (6.08) and a strong 60m (7.62)
  • has bests of 7.54 (60), 6.11 (LJ) and 12.36 (100m)

Dawn Richardson Wilson (CANADA – University of Calgary)

  • member of team Canada in bobsleigh
  • represented Canada in the 2021 World Championships and 2022 Olympics (8th in 2-woman event)
  • has a short history in track but opened 2022 making U-Sports standard with a time of 7.50 in 60m
  • she has also run 100m in 11.84

Nyoka Maxwell (CANADA – Extreme Velocity)

  • a finalist in the Canadian Championship 200m in 2017
  • represented Canada in the World Student Games in 2017 (200 & 4 x 100)
  • had a strong 2022 season with 7.59 (60m) and 11.70 (100m)
  • bests are 7.53 and 11.49

Shanice Williams (CANADA – Flying Angels)

  • competed for University of Toledo
  • 2018 MAC 60m champ at 7.41 sec
  • 2018 MAC 100m silver …11.74
  • bests of 7.37 and 11.72 (7.52 in 2022 and 11.51 in 2021)

Sienna MaDonald (CANADA – U of Calgary)

  • 2022 Canadian champion in heptathlon
  • in the 2022 Canada West championships she was 1st in pentathlon and 2nd in hurdles
  • currently one of the top ranked hurdlers in the country at 8.58 sec.
  • sprint best times are: 60m 7.80 & 100m 12.32

Shillonie Calvert (Jamaica – Phoenix TC/Tracksmith)

  • Member of gold medal Jamaican 4 x 100m teams (World Champs, Comm Games)
  • Olympic silver medallist in 4 x 100m in 2012
  • gold medallist in the NACAC U23 100m
  • all time bests in 60m and 100m of 7.18 and 10.94

Jade Barber (USA – Allstarz Athletics)

  • 2018 Knights of Columbus Champion making her 6th visit
  • 2 time World Student Games silver medalist
  • 5 time All American at Notre Dame
  • 27th ranked hurdler in the world for 2022 with bests of 7.58 and 11.72

Miriam Abdul-Rashid (CANADA – Speed Academy Athletic Club)

  • starred for University of Texas in Big 12
  • 3rd in Big 12 100 hurdles in 2018 and 60 hurdles in 2019
  • outdoors she’s the #2 ranked Canadian hurdler of 2021 and 2022
  • #9 ranked Canadian of all time with bests of 8.22 and 13.24

Michelle Harrison (CANADA – Saskatoon Track & Field Club)

  • #1 all time Saskatchewan hurdler
  • 2 time Canadian champion hurdle champion and fastest Canadian of 2022
  • Provincial record holder in the 100m and 100mH
  • Bests of 7.49 (60m) and 11.40 (100m)

Timi Adelugba (CANADA – U. of S. Huskies)

  • starred for University of Saskatchewan Huskies at the 2021 season
  • earned silver medals in USports 60m hurdles and 4 x 200 relay
  • Canada West champion in both 60m hurdles and 4 x 200 relay
  • her 2021 best of 7.97 sec ranks her the #4 Huskie of all time

Kailee Woitas (CANADA – Unattached)

  • 2nd in the 60m at 2022 CanWest
  • 4 x 100m relay bronze – Canada Summer Games 2022
  • U of R 60m record holder
  • Bests of 7.50 (60m) and 12.20 (100m)

Sienna MacDonald (CANADA_U. of Calgary)

  • 2022 Cdn champion in heptathlon
  • in the 2022 CW championships she was 1st in pentathlon and 2nd in hurdles
  • currently one of the top ranked hurdlers in the country at 8.58 sec

Kaila Barber (USA – Allstarz Athletics)

  • Knights of Columbus silver medallist in 2017 and 2018, returning for 5th time
  • 12 time conference medalist at Notre Dame
  • 2016 NCAA finalist indoors and outdoors
  • 2012 World Junior bronze medallist in 400m hurdles
  • sprint bests of 60m 7.48 & 100m 12.09

Astrid Nyame (CANADA – Running Wild Track Club)

  • 2017 University of Saskatchewan Huskie female athlete of the year
  • 2017 Canada West and U-Sports hurdle champion
  • #8 Canadian of 2022 outdoors and in top 10 in both 2019 and 2021
  • #3 indoor all time Saskatchewan hurdler with bests of 8.24 and 13.24
  • sprint best times are: 60m 7.61 & 100m 12.08

WOMEN’S 60 METRE HURDLES

Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Foundation

PREVIOUS MEET CHAMPIONS

  • 2002… KYLA SHOEMAKE, USA, 8.30
  • 2003… NADINE FAUSTIN, HAITI, 8.28
  • 2004… ANGELA WHYTE, CANADA, 8.20
  • 2005… ANGELA WHYTE, CANADA, 8.20
  • 2006… DAMU CHERRY, USA, 8.08
  • 2007… KOLEE LATSON, U.S.A. 9.21
  • 2008… NO EVENT
  • 2009… LEAH KINCAID, CANADA..8.35
  • 2010… CELRIECE LAW, USA 8.30
  • 2011… DAMU CHERRY, USA, 8.16
  • 2012… PHYLICIA GEORGE, CANADA 8.06 MEET RECORD
  • 2013… MICHAYLIN GOLLADAY, USA, 8.33
  • 2014… LAVONNE IDLETTE, DOM, 8.27
  • 2015… BRIANNE-THEISEN-EATON, CANADA 8.18
  • 2016… KAYLON EPPINGER, USA 8.13
  • 2017… JANAY DELOACH, USA, 8.16
  • 2018… JADE BARBER, USA, 8.21
  • 2019… BREANA NORMAN, USA 8.26
  • 2020… MICHELLE HARRISON, CANADA 8,22
  • 2021… CANCELLED
  • 2022… CANCELLED

2023 ENTRANTS

Jade Barber (USA …)

  • 2018 Knights of Columbus Champion making her 6th visit
  • 2-time World Student Games silver medalist
  • 5 time All American at Notre Dame
  • 27th ranked hurdler in the world for 2022 with bests of 8.04 and 12.72

Kaila Barber (USA …)

  • Knights of Columbus silver medalist in 2017 and 2018, returning for 5th time
  • 12-time conference medalist at Notre Dame
  • 2016 NCAA finalist indoors and outdoors
  • 2012 World Junior bronze medalist in 400m hurdles
  • best results for 60mH 8.05; 100mH 12.91

Astrid Nyame (CANADA …)

  • 2017 U of S Huskie female athlete of the year
  • 2017 Canada West and U-Sports hurdle champion
  • #8 Canadian of 2022 outdoors and in top 10 in both 2019 and 2021
  • #3 indoor all time Saskatchewan hurdler with bests of 8.24 and 13.24

Michelle Harrison (CANADA – Saskatoon Track & Field Club)

  • #1 all-time Saskatchewan hurdler
  • 2-time Canadian champion and fastest Canadian of 2022
  • World championship semi-finalist indoors and outdoors
  • 2022 Commonwealth Games finalist
  • 26th ranked hurdler in the world for 2022 with season’s bests of 8.09 and 12.74

Miriam Abdul-Rashid (CANADA …)

  • starred for University of Texas in Big 12
  • 3rd in Big 12 100 hurdles in 2018 and 60 hurdles in 2019
  • outdoors she’s the #2 ranked Canadian hurdler of 2021 and 2022
  • #9 ranked Canadian of all time with bests of 8.20 and 12.82

Timi Adelugba (CANADA – University of Saskatchewan Huskies)

  • starred for University of Saskatchewan Huskies at the 2021 season
  • earned silver medals in U-Sports 60m hurdles and 4 x 200 relay
  • Canada West champion in both 60m hurdles and 4 x 200 relay
  • her 2021 best of 8.44 sec ranks her the #4 Huskie of all time

Sienna MacDonald (CANADA_U. of Calgary)

  • 2022 Cdn champion in heptathlon
  • in the 2022 CW championships she was 1st in pentathlon and 2nd in hurdles
  • currently one of the top ranked hurdlers in the country at 8.58 sec

Elementary School Relays

Sponsors

Results

Under 11 Boys

1.  Lakeview A
2.  Lakeview B
3.  St. Lorenzo Ruiz

Under 13 Boys

1.  Lakeview
2.  Hugh Cairns
3.  River Heights

Under 15 Boys

1.  St. Matthew
2.  Lakeview
3.  Colette Bourgonje

Under 11 Girls

1.  Sister O’Brien
2.  Willowgrove
3.  Colette Bourgonje

Under 13 Girls

1.  Victoria
2.  Sister O’Brien
3.  St. Matthew

Under 15 Girls

1.  Sister O’Brien
2.  City Park B
3.  City Park D

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

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