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London calling for UBC Track and Field athletes

Published by
Ben Thistlewood   on Jun 22 2012, 11:59 PM

This morning, the UBC community celebrated the UBC athletes, coaches, and support staff heading to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

 

Attendees of the special send-off event included the President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of British Columbia, Stephen Toope, newly appointed Vice President, Communications and Community Partnership, Pascal Spothelfer, and UBC Director of Athletics and Recreation, Bob Philip.

 

The track and field team is thrilled that three athletes have virtually secured nominations to the Olympic team, needing only top-three performances at the Canadian Olympic Trials next week in Calgary – LIZ GLEADLE (javelin), INAKI GOMEZ (20km RW), and MIKE MASON (high jump).

 

As well, CURTIS MOSS is close to going for the javelin throw, needing an 'A' standard mark of 82.00 metres and a top-three finish at Trials, having thrown the 'B' standard already this season.

 

The UBC track and field program has sent 36 athletes, coaches, and staff, to past Olympics, and could raise the count to 39 at London, with Mason having competed in Beijing in 2008.

 

We are extremely proud of what our athletes have accomplished, and wish them all the best in London.

 

Whether we are in London in person, or in front of our TVs and computers, we'll be cheering and supporting them the whole way.

 

UBC - Olympians

Sport: TRACK & FIELD

 

Harry Warren                         1928

Harold Wright                        1932

Howie McPhee                       1936

Lionel Founier                       1948

Ez Henniger                           1948

Bob Osborne                          1956 (Manager)

Doug Clement                        1952, 1956 (Coach in 1984, 1988, 1992)

Fred Rowell                            1948/manager/

Eleanor Cave Whyte              1952

Eleanor McKenzie                  1952

Doug Kyle                               1956, 1960

Sally McCallum                      1960

Ann Covell                              1968

John Minichiello                    1968 (Coach)

Norm Trerise                          1968

Debbie Brill                            1972

Thelma Wright                       1972, 1976

John Hawkins                        1972

John Beers                             1972

Ken Elmer                              1972

Rick Cuttel                              1972

Brenda Eisler                         1972

Bill Smart                               1972

Lionel Pugh                            1972 (Coach), 1980 (Coach)

Tom Howard                          1976

Patti Laverock                       1976

Anne Mackie-Morelli             1980

Simon Hoogewerf                  1984, 1988

Ian Newhouse                       1984

Graeme Fell                           1988, 1992

Paul Williams                         1984, 1988, 1992

Carey Nelson                          1988, 1996

Carmyn James                       1996 (Coach)

Jeff Schiebler                          1996, 2000

Marek Jedrzejek                     2000 (Coach)

Mike Mason                            2008, 2012

Liz Gleadle                              2012

Inaki Gomez                           2012

Curtis Moss                             2012 (TBC)

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