Track and Field

TRACK AND FIELD events were first held in NEW WESTMINSTER, then known as Queensborough, in 1859. Shot put, foot and hurdle races, the caber toss, high and long jumps and the hammer throw were all part of the Queen's birthday celebrations. At the international level, Duncan GILLIS earned BC's first Olympic medal, a silver in the hammer throw, at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics. The next year, VANCOUVER's Bill CHANDLER established himself as one of the world's top distance runners by topping a select...

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