The 80’s …
CAREN REINDL (NEE RATHIE) & BOB REINDL
Testimonial Awards 1980…
The selection of a “double winner” serves both to recognize fine contributions to these Indoor Games by this pair of real competitors, – and to give us an opportunity to congratulate them on their marriage (a few months ago) and to wish them great happiness!
Caren Reindl (nee Rathie) entered the Indoor Games in 1973 as a “Midget” and immediately surprised everyone (except Riversdale T.C. coach Brian Clark) by running so well that she was chosen as the best “Saskatchewan Athlete of the Meet”. By 1975, her progress was so good that she was “invited to compete in our “star” events, and has done so ever since. In 1978, her ability and her very competitive spirit won her recognition as the “Invitational Female Athlete of the Meet”.
Bob Reindl, also carrying Riversdale T.C. colors, entered the “games” in 1974, and by 1977 had improved so much that he, too, was entered into the “Invitational Events”. That year, by virtue of a thrilling victory in the 1000 meter race, and by a new Saskatchewan native record in the 600 yards, he was chosen as the best “Saskatchewan Athlete of the Meet”. In 1978, he won that award again because of his fine efforts, – even though he won no events. However, last year, once again he raised the fans to great ovations, by an 800 meters victory against a field of fine, fine runners.
We join in good wishes to Caren and Bob!
Men’s 300 Meters…
(Sponsored by Al Anderson Sports)
MEN’S INVITATIONAL 300M – MEET CHAMPIONS
Cliff Wiley drew an outside lane for the ’80 sprint over 300m and, in spite of this slight handicap, was firmly set on winning his third successive championship. His opponents were three Canadians, Jack Sugget and Ben Johnson led by Desai Williams of Scarborough Optimists. Wiley went to the front from the gun and won handily over Williams with a new meet record time of 33.33 seconds, which was also the best time ever run in Canada. Williams finished second with a new Canadian native indoor time of 34.43 seconds.
Men’s Pole Vault…
(Sponsored by Coca – Cola)
MEN’S INVITATIONAL POLE VAULT
The most popular event of the Indoor Games is back after a one year’s absence. With an impressive field coming, this year’s event is bound to be a crowd-pleaser.
Men’s 60 Meters…
(Sponsored by Bridge City Cosmopolitan Club)
MEN’S INVITATIONAL 60 M
Ben Johnson set a sizzling pace to set a new record in this race of 6.66 sec. Courtney Brown of Assiniboia Optimist club, placing second, set a new junior record with 6.83 sec. David Lee Pong of Edmonton Olympic club placed third.
Saskatchewan Athlete of the Meet…
Dr. J.W.T. SPINKS CONGRATULATES CYPRIAN ENWEANI
Description – Dr. J. W. T. Spinks, a former president of the University of Saskatchewan, continues to provide this award, – usually an engraved tray.
Selection – The Special Awards Selection Committee” is to choose the best performance by a Saskatchewan athlete at this meet. Although the winner may be from any age-class, the performance must be of senior caliber.
Training out of Saskatoon Track Club and U. of S. Track Club, Cyprian Enweani reached new heights in his track career at the 1983 K.C. Indoor Games when he set a new Canadian Jr. record in the 300m in 33.69 seconds. For this, he was chosen for the “Sask. Athlete of the Meet” award.
In 1984, Cyprian continued to excel, running the 300m in 33.56 seconds, the third best indoors time and the best in Canada. Outdoors he ran 200m in 20.86 seconds, an Olympic standard and fifth best in Canada. He also ran with Team Canada in a senior relay in Montreal. At present, he is under contract with the Canadian Track and Field Association.
We wish you the best in your endeavors, Cyprian!
Honorary Meet Director…
Honorary Meet Director…
From the inception of the K. of C. Indoor Games, Dale Yellowlees, a Saskatoon native, has been involved. He started off as a competitor, and as a History teacher in the Saskatoon collegiate system, moved on to coaching Track and Field then started officiating in the days when the Games were still held at the arena. Since that time, he has been regularly in charge of public address at the Indoor Games as well as the Commonwealth Games in 1978 and The World Cup in 1979.
The greatest number of volunteer hours for the Games has been spent in taking charge of the roster of invitational athletes, approximately fifty each year, for the last six years. This involves contacting athletes all over Canada and the U.S.A., making decisions on events to be run on the basis of athletes’ availability, and coordinating the invitational events with the entire Games. Can you imagine how many phone calls and hours of time it takes to accomplish this monumental task? Then there are always the last minute cancellations from athletes to throw the schedule out, and Dale has to start over. Yet, he has always managed to put together a first-class invitational roster.
The Sask. K. of C. Indoor Games committee thanks Dale for his many years of dedication and in gratitude, is pleased to name him as Honorary Meet Director for 1985.
Men’s 3000 Meters…
(Sponsored by Saskatoon Kinsmen Club)
DOUG PADILLA & CAREY NELSON
MEN’S INVITATIONAL 3000 M…
On the last lap at the 2:20 mark Doug Padilla kicked and took the lead and came home in 8:12.26, followed by Carey Nelson. University of Victoria, 8:13.36; and Paul Cummings. U.S.A., 8:19.05.
1987 – 88
From December To January…
Welcome to the K. of C. Games for 1987 – 88…
The Saskatchewan Track and Field Association
A Message from the President…
It gives me great pleasure to welcome all participants, coaches and spectators to this, our 23rd Annual Indoor Games. I wish all athletes good luck and may you perform to the best of your ability striving to do your personal best.
Over the years many athletes who have participated in the Knights of Columbus Games have gone on to compete in world competitions representing their province or country. We are proud to be part of the development of track and field in Saskatoon giving young athletes from Saskatchewan and Western Canada an opportunity to compete on the same track as our world class athletes.
Traditionally, this meet has been held during the Christmas holiday season. This is the first time the games have been held in January. We hope this change of date will encourage greater athletic as well as spectator participation.
This meet is the longest running international indoor track meet in Canada today. Without the generous support of the many Saskatoon businesses, sponsors, professional people, Service Clubs, Knights of Columbus councils throughout Saskatchewan, as well as the City of Saskatoon and Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture of the Provincial Government this meet may not have been as successful as it is today. These groups along with the officials, Board of Directors and committee members who have spent many dedicated hours in planning and staging these games deserve a heartfelt thank you. Also, thank you to the media for their continued support and co-operation. To the many volunteers, and you, the spectators, thank you for your involvement and support. I hope you enjoy the meet as much as we have enjoyed staging it.
Women’s 400 Meters…
(Sponsored by Air Canada)
Women’s Invitational 400M
Jillian was determined to break the meet record by Angela Taylor as she went out hard and held off teammate Esmie Lawrence. She broke the meet record with a time of 53.39. Esmie was 53.54 and Linetta Wilson was third at 53.99; all going under the old meet record.