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 finished his running career with victories in the 200 and 400 metre sprints at the 1980 Highland Games.

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