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Track and Field

Hall of Famer: Jeannie Cameron

Hall of Famer: Jeannie Cameron

The late Dr. Jeannie Cameron was inducted for her almost 40 years as a stellar track-and-field athlete. Known for her "physical prowess" in any sport she tried, the Antigonish native was selected athlete of the Games in 1975, where she won five gold and two silver...

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Hall of Famer: Alex MacAdam

Hall of Famer: Alex MacAdam

Alex MacAdam of Antigonish was chairman of Highland Games Track and Field from the late 1950s through the 1970s, overseeing the growth of the event from two age groups of male-only athletes when he began, to five age groups and over 500 athletes, male and female, by...

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Hall of Famer: Frank McGibbon

Hall of Famer: Frank McGibbon

Frank McGibbon of Antigonish was a legendary figure who coached the Highland Society track and field teams from the 1950s until the 1970s. He felt that if youngsters could excel in sports, they would excel in life, and exhorted them to do so. Frank built the track at...

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Hall of Famer: Robyn Meagher

Hall of Famer: Robyn Meagher

Robyn Meagher of Mulgrave won 14 of the 15 middle distance races she ran in her age category while competing in five Highland Games. She also won numerous Open races against women several years older than her. Four of her times are still listed as records in Games...

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Hall of Famer: Melvin Chisholm

Hall of Famer: Melvin Chisholm

Melvin Chisholm of Antigonish was a sprint specialist on Highland Society teams of the 1970s. He won seven straight Highland Games Open Men’s sprint events over a four year period. He still holds meet records for the 100 and 200 metre races, set at the 1977 Games. He...

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Hall of Famer: James Sears

Hall of Famer: James Sears

James Sears of Plymouth, Pictou County, a founding member of the Old Scotia Heavy Events Association, competed in Highland Games strength events from 1952 to 1997, by far the longest career of any heavy event athlete. Between 1953 and 1962 he won six caber toss...

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Hall of Famer: Terrence Thompson

Hall of Famer: Terrence Thompson

Terrence Thompson of Cloverville was one of three brothers (with Gibbons and Leonard Thompson) who excelled at Highland Games strength events from the 1930s to the 1950s. Terry specialized in the 16 lb. hammer throw, which he won on six occasions, and the caber toss,...

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Hall of Famer: Simon Gillis

Hall of Famer: Simon Gillis

Simon Gillis of Gillisdale, Cape Breton, threw the hammer and discus in early 20th century Highland Games. At the St. F.X university field in 1905 he set a world record in the 12 lb. hammer throw. He competed in three Olympic Games for the USA.

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