Volume 97, Issue 2
Thursday, May 29, 2003

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Former stars honoured

 
Walter Zimmerman
THIS AIN'T NO ROYALE WITH CHEESE. London pitcher Todd Etler serves up a pitch during the May 21 CBL premiere. The Monarchs defeated the visiting Montreal Royales 13-3.

Four former Mustangs were recently inducted into Western's Cross Country and Track and Field Hall of Fame at the Don Wright Dinner on Sat., May 24.

Bruce Waller, a distance runner, competed at Western from 1952 to 1954 and was the winner of the first Hector Phillips Memorial Trophy as the Ontario Universities Track and Field Championships' MVP. He is also the only Mustang to ever win the award twice.

Eleanor Ward is a former Canadian record holder in the high jump and also competed in the hurdles, long jump, shot put and 200 metres as a part of the Pentathlon. In 1962 she was awarded the F.W.P. Jones Trophy as the most outstanding female student-athlete at Western.

Hylke van der Wal competed at Western from 1963 to 1964 after returning from competing in the United States on a scholarship. He only competed in one Ontario Universities Outdoor Championship, but won the 3,000m Steeplechase for seven consecutive years at the Canadian Open Championships.

Mary Riezebos was an all-round athlete who competed on the track and field team and also played on the women's basketball team. She broke Ward's high jump record at a meet in 1972 and one week later led the Mustangs to their first team title at the Ontario Universities Championships with three gold medals and a silver.

–Ian Denomme

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