2022 Athletics Ontario Hall of Fame Inductees

Nate Brannen OLY (Athlete) is the first inductee being highlighted is

Brannen won silver medals in both the 2006 Commonwealth Games in the 1500m (3:39.20), and the Pan Am Games in 2015(3:41.66). He is also a 6x National Champion in the 1500m, Olympic finalist in 2016 (10th) and came 10th in the 2013 World Championship 1500m. On top of these achievements he also was a semi-finalist at the 2009 World Championships, 2008 Olympics, and 2005 World Championships, all in the 1500m. Additionally, he is the 1000m and 2000m Canadian record holder.
Carl Georgevski (Builder) is the second inductee to be highlighted:
A three-time Olympic jumps coach, Carl represented Canada at the Seoul, Barcelona and Sydney games.
he was team Canada’s head coach for the World University Games in 1989, 1993 and 1999
Jumps coach at the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland and the 1991 World Championships in Tokyo.
As a student of his event and jumping in general, Carl took advantage of every opportunity to learn, spending time in various European countries to learn from the best
coaches. He has worked with elite Varsity high jumpers for the past 30 years, coaching Milt Ottey, Greg Joy, Alex Zaliauskas, Michael Ponikvar, Wanita Dykstra and Nicole Forrester.
Carl was Athletics Canada’s National Co-ordinator for Jumps when the University of Toronto was a designated National High Performance Centre.
Major meets that have developed under Carl’s leadership – Kidd-Crothers Invitational, Festival of Excellence with Usain Bolt, 3 annual indoor meets (Sharon Anderson,
Fred Foot and Hal Brown), 2009 and 2010 Canadian Senior T & F Championships, 2009 & 2015 OFSAA
Lastly, he was CIS Women’s Track & Field Coach of the Year: 2016-17, 2015-16, 2014-15, 2005-06, 1997-98, 1996-97
Marg MacGowan Hendershot OLY (Athlete) is the third athlete to be highlighted for this years Hall of Fame:
MacGowan was an Olympic athlete competing at the 1976 games, running on Canada’s 4×400 relay, 4×100 relay & individual 400. She made the semi-finals in 400, and placed 8th in the 4 x400 (CR)
2 x Bronze Medalist 1974/1978 Commonwealth Games 4×400 & Gold medal Pan Ams 1975 in record Rme of 3:30.36
1972 – Eastern Canadian Junior Champion in the 400 & 200
Canadian Junior Champion in the 400, Canadian Senior & Olympic Trials 3rd.
1973 – named to international Team in Portugal 1st in the 200, 400 & relay team member 4×100 & 4×400 – Open & Native Senior & Junior Record in the 4x400m of 3:38.6. She also ran 54.2 to break the Junior Canadian Record in 1973.
1973-1977 – competed for Brock University for 4 years winning many university races in 50 100 200 & 400 – named female athlete of the year at Brock University in 1973.
Competed 1975 at WSG in Rome – Competed at WSG 1977 in Sofia Bulgaria where she came 6th in the 400.
1974 – named to first major team Commonwealth Games New Zealand where the 4x400m team captured bronze.
Canadian Indoor Champion in the 400m
1975 – Met Olympic qualifying standard and won Canadian 400m title in 52.8
1975 named to Pan American Games Team in Mexico City for 200, 400, & 4 x 400m relay where she was 6th in 400 with a time of 53.11 and gold in relay (CR).
1976 – Olympic Trials 1st in the 400, named to Olympic team in 400m, 4x100m and 4x400m (4x400m Canadian record in the second round with a time of 3:28.8)
1978 – First at Commonwealth Games Trials in the 400m –named to Commonwealth Games in 200m, 400m & 4x400m (Bronze medal)
1991 Canadian Masters Championships gold medalist in the 100m 200m 400m & World Masters Turku Finland Gold and Canadian record in the 400m, Canadian Record and Bronze in the 200m, and Canadian Record and Bronze in the 100m.
Scott Russell OLY (Athlete) is the final inductee to be highlighted:
2002 Commonwealth Games Javelin silver medal – 78.98m
He finished fifth at the 1998 World Junior Championships, tenth at the 2001 Summer Universiade, finished twelfth at the 2005 World Championships, eighth at the 2006 Commonwealth Games & tenth at the 2008 Olympic Games.
He also competed at the World Championships in 2001, 2005 2007, 2011.
He holds the Canadian record for javelin throw, with a throw of 84.81m – July 13, 2011 at the Toronto International Track & Field Games.
He holds the Canadian Indoor Weight Throw record – 24.72m since 2002

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