The 90’s …
25th Annual Games…
SASK-TEL 60 M HURDLES…
New Event – Women’s Invitational 60 M Hurdles
La Vonna Martin – Reeb
Kim McKenzie – Maz
Rosalind Council – Unattached
Valerie Beckles – Eastern Michigan U.
Yolanda Jones – CS
Janet Scott – Team Sask.
Cheryl Maroniuk – Riversdale
Women’s 800 Meters…
(Sponsored by Coca – Cola)
WOMEN’S GRAND PRIX – MEET CHAMPIONS…
Charmaine Crooks (Kajacks)
Gail Harris (unattached)
Jane Henderson (UTTC)
Nicki Knapp (HOC)
Delisa Floyd (Sports Track Club)
Jack Wells Award …
TEENA COLEBROOK – GREAT BRITAIN
Jack Wells Testimonial Award …
Teena Colebrook has been chosen for this honour because of her continued participation in our meet. Teena’s first visit was back in 1985, when she was a double winner. Her enthusiasm for the meet and her willingness to help local participants at all levels is appreciated by everyone involved in the K of C Indoor Games. Teena still holds the 1000M Collegiate Record and is highly ranked in the Commonwealth. She is a fine champion with a very competitive spirit. The Knights of Columbus recognize Teena Colebrook for her outstanding achievements in track and field and for her contribution towards the success of the Knights of Columbus Saskatchewan Indoor Games.
Ned Helfrick Award…
JORDAN VASSEL PREPARES TO THROW
Special Olympics for the Mentally Challenged…
In 1952 I was requested to sit on the Provincial Board (Volunteer) of the Coordinating Council for Rehabilitation which was under the jurisdiction of Saskatchewan Department of Health. I served on the board for many years and was present when the time came to split different groups into forming their own agencies.
The late John Dolan and I were asked to serve on the Board of Saskatchewan Association for the Mentally Retarded, the object being education, change of lifestyle, self respect, physical improvement, and to create a more advanced and improved environment throughout Saskatchewan.
During the mid-fifties and early sixties a strong movement and feeling were being put into action under the direction, funding, advice and request of the Rose Kennedy Foundation (Mother of J.F. Kennedy). The program had strong objectives, and philosophies of a strong body and strong mind, to be expanded throughout the world, as the Special Olympics. As the program caught on, I was given the opportunity to be its first Director of Programs, in Track and Field (Swimming and Bowling). This was held at the University of Saskatchewan Pool and Hunter’s Bowling Alley.
To bring it all together for competitive purposes, area or zone representation was instituted (North and South). Winners from local meets then went to the nationals, which were held throughout North America annually. The local meet was the first one held in Saskatchewan. Douglas Field in Regina was used for final meets on the provincial level.
At the same time that competitive Track and Field was being developed, we were striving to establish work places and a school, knowing and believing the handicapped could function in society.
It was around 14 years ago that the Track and Field competition was integrated with the Knights of Columbus Saskatchewan Indoor Games. Few problems were encountered in doing so.
What stands out in my mind was the fear of the first encounter, the joy and satisfaction of doing something worthwhile, and carrying on to this day. I must state I was proud of the fact all of my 5 children worked with me, Don, Joanie, Doug, Leanne and Glenn. I am satisfied this was a real human program.
Men’s Long Jump…
(Sponsored by Prairie Mobile Communications)
Prairie Mobile Communications Men’s Long Jump…
In 1993, this event drew a field of 6 competitors and Ian James of York Track Club successfully defended his K of C Long Jump Title. He Jumped 7.84 meters for the win and in 2nd was Gordon McKee of the U.S. with a jump of 7.81 meters and in 3rd was Obinna Eregbu of Nigeria in 7.77 meters.
IAN JAMES (UTTC)
OBINNA EREGBU (Nigeria, Nike Atlantic Coast)
VERNON GEORGE (Unattached)
TONY WALTON (US)
PERCY KNOX (US)
TYRELL TAITT (Unattached)
IAN LOWE (US)
Men’s Pole Vault…
(Sponsored by Air Canada/Gateway Travel)
AIR CANADA/GETAWAY TRAVEL – MEN’S POLE VAULT
1994 EVENT – With a fast new surface, it seemed that the Pole Vaulters had trouble adjusting to the speed of the runway. Tim McMicheal seemed to adjust the most and won in a height of 5.50m. In 2nd was Dean Starkey with a height of 5.40m and in third with the same height as Dean and last year’s winner Bill Payne.
1994 Meet Champion – TIM MCMICHEAL
Bill Payne (Nike)
Brent Burns (Reebok Racing Team)
Paul Benavides (Mexico, NYAC)
Bill Deering (Miami)
Simon Arkell (Australia)
Tim Bright (Mizuno Track Club)
Men’s Triple Jump…
(Sponsored by Prairie Mobile Communications)
Prairie Mobile Communications – MEN’S TRIPLE JUMP
DANNY FLEMING (Regina Wheat City Kinsmen)
CHARLES ROGERS II (Southern California Cheetahs)
HERBIE VERZI (Germany)
IVORY ANGELLO (Unattached)
MILAN ZORANOVIC (Saskatoon Track & Field Club)
LAMARK CARTER (Mid Atlantic TC)
CARROLL COBB (Atlanta Human Performance Centre)
RICH THOMPSON (Nike South)
IAN JAMES (North York)
Men’s 35 lb Weight Throw…
(Sponsored by Nema Office Equipment)
LAST YEAR WINNERS
NEMA OFFICE EQUIPMENT – MEN’S 35 LB WEIGHT THROW
1996 EVENT: This new event proved to be a crowd pleaser. Tomas Sjostrom of Sweden set a new meet recoed and broke the Saskatchewan Open record with a toss of 21.92 meters. In 2nd and 3rd were Canadian brothers Boris Stoikos in 21.19 meters, and John Stoikos in 18.77 meters.
Mark Lowe (Stubble Jumpers F&T)
John Stoikos (Phoenix)
Aaron Corcorran (Unattached)
Danny Hannouch (Stubble Jumpers F&T)
Mika Laiho (Unattached/Finland)
Canadian Athlete of the Meet …
(Art Walecke Memorial Award)
CANADIAN ATHLETE OF THE MEET
BRUNY SURIN- Videotron (60 meters)
The Selection Committee recognized Bruny’s performance in the Invitational Men’s 60m. The two time World Indoor Champion won the 60 meters for the third time and second year in a row. After this meet Bruny went on to win the 1997 Timex Series and win another Gold medal at the World Outdoor Championships as part of the relay team. For his performance he was chosen Canadian Athlete of the Meet. We wish him the best of luck in the future and thank him for his contribution to the Games.
Women’s 60 Meter Hurdles …
(Sponsored by Northwest Airlines/Uniglobe Travel)
Cheryl Dickey found it tough to get into this meet, but is now making it tough on her competitors. Winning for the second year in a row at 8.19 sec. In 2nd, was Canadian Katie Anderson in 8.30 secs, and in 3rd was Monifa Taylor in 8.46 seconds.
Women’s 60m Hurdles…
Catherine Bond-Mills (Woodstock Track Club)
Lisa Soron (PR Athletics / University of Saskatchewan)
Keturah (Katie) Anderson (Phoenix Athletics)
Janna Nikkel (Echo Athletics)
Elisha Brewer (Unattached)
Cheryl Dickey (Nike)
Kim Carson (HSI)