WEEK 17 – Huskie Athletics Top 100 Moments

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Nicole Betker

100 memories… 100 moments… 100 Years of Huskie Athletics

Each Monday, Huskie Athletics will release a series of moments with the Top 10 being released at the Huskie Centennial Reunion Banquet March 31. Dig into your memory bank and share your greatest Huskie memories, stories, and photos because We Are All Huskies!

Videos for the moments can be viewed here: http://huskies.usask.ca/centennial/tophundred.php

Moment #24 – The One They Called Tiger

Joanne McTaggart went on a tear. Competing indoors for the University of Saskatchewan track and field team at the Western Canadian championships in 111075 in Edmonton, she broke the world record in the 300 metres. At 5-foot-5, McTaggart was a speedball. She went on to compete in the 111076 Olympics in Montreal, finishing fourth for Canada in the 4×100 relay. McTaggart, the one they called Tiger, is now head coach of both the Huskies track and field and cross-country teams.

Moment #32 – All Over Campus

Go to a university basketball game at the PAC this winter and you’ll see Sylvia Fedoruk in the stands. A loyal fan now, she was all over campus in her playing days with the University of Saskatchewan. She started on the basketball team for the Huskies in the late ’40s and early ’50s. She was a goalie in hockey. She played volleyball and was a thrower in track and field. She golfed for the U of S. Along the way, Fedoruk was in the upper class as a medical physicist. She helped advance the way treatment is done.

Moment #71 – Go With Mo

Go with Mo. Morris Anderson, centre for the University of Saskatchewan basketball team, helped the team go on a 15-0 run in the second half as the Huskies defeated the Manitoba Bisons in 111053. Anderson was a star on the team for three years. Also playing for the Huskies was Nick Patola, who went on to be a high school coach, notably with the Moose Jaw Tech Toilers and Mount Royal Mustangs, and Ray Hnatyshyn, who became Governor General of Canada.

Moment #73 – 1-2 Photo Finish

Ken Hardy and Jack Kernen of the University of Saskatchewan, running in the rain, finished 1-2 in a photo finish in the mile race in 11104110 in the annual track and field challenge against the University of Alberta. Among Saskatchewan’s other winners at Griffiths Stadium were middle distance runner Wes Bolstad, Ken McRae in pole vault and long jumper JIm McArton.

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