Hall Of Fame


Calgary Spartans Olympians

 


Karen Alicia Clarke (born 7 October 1971) is a retired Canadian sprinter who specialized in the 100 and 200 metres.She was born in Montego Bay, Jamaica, but represented the track club Calgary Spartans.[1] At the 1989 Pan American Junior Championships she won the bronze medal in both 100 and 200 metres.[2]At the 1991 World Championships she competed in both 100 and 200 metres, failing to progress past the heats.[3] Together with Rosey Edeh, Cheryl Allen and Charmaine Crooks she finished sixth in the 4 × 400 metres relay.[4] At the 1992 Summer Olympics she competed without reaching the final at both the 100, 200 and 4 × 400 metres relay.[1]She also competed in 60 metres without reaching the final at the 1991, 1993 and 1995 World Indoor Championships.[3] Clarke became Canadian 100 metres champion in 1991, 1993 and 1995; and 200 metres champion in 1991, 1992 and 1995.[5]

Jillian Richardson (born March 10, 1965 in Guayaguayare, Trinidad and Tobago) is a Canadian athlete who competed mainly in the 400 metres. She is a three-time Olympian. In 1988, she equalled Marita Payne’s Canadian 400 metres record of 49.91 secs. The record (as of 2014) still stands.Richardson won a Gold medal at the 1982 Commonwealth games as a member of the 4 x 400 meter relay team. She repeated that feat at the 1986 Commonwealth games, as well a winning a silver in the 400 meters. She was a member of the 4 x 400 metre relay that took a silver medal in the 1983 Pan Am Games. She won a silver in the 400 meters at the 1987 Pan Am games, and as part of the Canadian 4 x 400 meter relay team. She took a gold medal in the 400 metres and a silver medal in the 4 x 400 metre relay at the Francophone Games in 1989.She competed for Canada at three Olympic Games. At the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, she won the Silver medal in the 4 x 400 metres relay with her team mates Charmaine Crooks, Molly Killingbeck and Marita Payne. At the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, she was eliminated in the 400 metres semi-finals, running 49.91. It was the first time someone had broken 50 seconds and failed to reach the final. Canada failed to finish the 4 x 400 m relay final due to an injury to Molly Killingbeck. At the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, she finished fifth in the 400 m final, in 49.93 and fourth in the 4 x 400 m relay final.

Georgette Reed is a certified track and field and strength and conditioning coach with 37 years of competitive experience under her belt in the sports of athletics, bobsleigh, swimming and water polo.During her athletic career, Georgette represented Canada in the Olympic Games, the World Athletics Championships, the World Bobsleigh Championships, the Pan American Games, the Commonwealth Games and many other international events. As a competitor, Georgette won 17 national titles (15 in the shot put and two discus titles). As a coach, Georgette has worked with the University of Alberta, Athletics Alberta, Athletics Canada, City of Edmonton and many other organizations lending her expertise in the field of fitness and sport conditioning and personal coaching. In addition to her coaching Georgette volunteers as a mentor coach for Special Olympics Athletics athletes and coaches in Alberta and is currently on the board of directors for Special Olympics Alberta.Georgette’s basic philosophy? Life, like sports, is about pursuing your dreams – it is a series of never ending mysteries waiting to unfold. Sport, like life, is about more than winning and losing – it is about succeeding. Succeeding to be your best and do the very best that you can in everything that you do – inside and outside of the spotlight. It is important that each of us take up the challenge to be ourselves, believe in ourselves and make an effort to create our own destinies in search for that one moment in time… our moment of truth.

Lisa Harvey (born February 7, 1970) is a Canadian athlete who competed for Canada in the 10,000m (10k) competition of the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.

John Graham (born November 20, 1965 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan) is a retired track and field athlete from Canada, who competed in the 400 metres and in the hurdling events. John Was University of Calgary’s Athlete of the Year in 1985 winning the 300m and 600m, 4x200m and 4x400m races at Canada West and the National Collegiate Championships. In 1989, he won those same events again claiming the Canadian athlete of the meet for the second time. He represented his Canada on the national team from 1985-1991 and the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. John won three bronze medals in the Commonwealth games in 1986 and 1990. Along the way, John captured 11 National Championships and set numerous national records both indoor and outdoors.John was also a member of the 1988 Canadian Olympic bobsleigh team and again four years later, he was a member of the Canadian bobsledding team at the 1992 Winter Olympics. John was the Brakeman for Canada 1 which won the 1990 World Cup 4-man bobsleigh Championship. Canada 1 set several push records and won 3 national titles over John’s 4 years with Chris Lori as driver.

Paul McCloy is the greatest middle distance and distance runner that Newfoundland ever produced. He holds or has held all Newfoundland track records from the 800m to the 10,000m. His Tely Ten time of 47.4 seconds, set in 1985, still stands.The highlights of McCloy’s career are 1988 Olympic 10,000m, Seoul, Korea, 1987 World Track and Field Championships 10,000m, Rome, 1986, 1990 and 1994 Commonwealth Games, placing fourth in 10,000m in 1986.In the 1987 World Cross Country Championships he placed eighth, the best performance ever by a male Canadian athlete. He is a 16 time World Cross Country Canadian team member.Paul McCloy is the winner of three major American road races. In 1986 he won the 12k Octoberfest road race in Chicago. Also in 1986 he won the 10k in California with a Canadian road record time of 27.48.In 1990 Paul McCloy won the milk run 10k in Boston. He has other top three performances in road racing.

Paul McCloy is a seven time Canadian cross country championship winner. In 1985, 1986 and 1989 he won the Canadian 10,000m Championship. In 1987 he won 5000m Championship. He is the three time Canadian University Cross Country champion.

Paul McCloy has won numerous Tely Ten races and St. John’s Male Athlete of the Year award. He’s the three time indoor 5000m champion and many other championships too numerous to mention.


Ranza Clark (born December 13, 1961 in Calgary, Alberta) is a retired middle distance runner from Canada, who won the gold medal in the women’s 1.500 metres at the 1983 Pan American Games. She represented her native country at the 1984 Summer Olympics, finishing in 15th place in the women’s 800 metres.

Esmie Lawrence
1984 / 1988 Olympian
1985 University Games Silver Medalist 4X400m Relay
1986 Commonwealth Games Silver Medalist 4X100m Relay
1987 Canadian 400m Indoor Champion

Records:
Alberta Senior Women 100m 11.37
Alberta Senior Women 60m 7.35