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Club History & Records

WELCOME:

HISTORY OF THE ETOBICOKE HUSKIES-STRIDERS TRACK & FIELD CLUB: 

In the mid 1970’s two groups of distance runners, the Toronto Striders and a newly formed Etobicoke Huskies joined forces to create the Etobicoke Huskies-Striders Track and Field Club (EHS).

Successes over the years have been many in cross country, track, field, road racing and race-walking. Our cross country teams have won countless Ontario and Canadian championships in different age categories.  

FEMALE DISTANCE RUNNERS:

Cathy Scharge (nee Griffith) was one of the first female marathoners in Canada.   Gayle Olinek ran a 2.40 matathon in the early 70’s.   Sylvia Reugger, 6th in the LA Olympics, holds the Canadian record at 2.28.   Other top female stars include Heidi Gerum, Paula Schnurr, Kathy Butler, Sally Beach, Jill Purola, Donna Bartosek and Mae Allison.  

MALE DISTANCE RUNNERS – PAST CHAMPIONS:  

Dave Edge with many marathon victories. Mike Dyon (president- Brooks Canada) an Olympian in the marathon. Dave Reid, the running machine, who has won championships in track, cross country and road races. Other top male stars include Paul Steeds, John Castellano and Peter Walker.  

RACEWALKING – PAST AND PRESENT:

Our group of clubs has produced more champions then any other club in the country. Arturo Huerta, is a two time Olympian and Canadian record holder for 20km with a time of 1:21: 03. Other great Canadian champions include Helmut Boeck, Gordon Mosher, Jean Sebastien Beacage, Lily Whalen, Nanci Sweazey, Debbie Powell, Lora Rigutto, Joni Bender, and Helene Daviau.  


MASTER ATHLETES:  

Earl Fee – Author, countless world championships and world records Karla Del Grande – World champion, respected throughout the running world for her ability. Kerry Smith – World championships and CFL career and an expert in Sprints. Richard Graves –Many time Ontario & Canadian Champ. at many (long) distances. Other great athletes include Bob Knuckey, Mike Scott, Gary Baker, Linda Findley, Janet Takahashi, Margaret Rolfe and Danuta Bartosek.  
The aforementioned is not meant to be complete by any measure. There are countless successes worthy of note and the Etobicoke story is continuing to grow.      

All Time Greats:

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  1. First & Last Name,
  2. Sex,
  3. Age,
  4. Time Frame (Beginning Year - End Year)
  5. Event,
  6. Description of Best Performance.

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See example Below:

Doug Cronkite, Male, at age28, ran with Etobicoke Huskies from 1979 to 1985, his best 10km was 28:28 and his best Marathon was 2:15” He was 5 times Canadian World Cross Country team member.

 Female All-Time Greats

Name

Event

Performance

Year

Aditional Details

Joni BENDER

10/20K Racewalk

47:14/1:41.02

1980/1998

Member of many International teams

Helene DAVIAU

5K Racewalk

25:16.00

1980

Senior Canadian Champ (5K) at age 15

Karla DEL GRANDE

100m, 200m, 400m

Masters World records

2005

2005 Multi-Masters World Record Holder

Dorothy GOERTZEN

Marathon

2:35.24

1984

Achieved in 1984

Rachel LAVALLEE

10/20K Racewalk

47:32/1:39.57

2006

Pan American World Cup Team member

Ann Marie MALONE

Marathon

2:36.23

1983

Achieved in 1983

Gayle OLINEK

400m to Marathon

2:41.32

1980

Achieved in 1980, One of Canada's 1st Marathoners

Deborah POWELL

5/10K Racewalk

23:33/47:26

1987

Member of many International Teams

Lora RIGUTTO

5/10K Racewalk

23:10/48:01

1987

World Cup Team member at age 19

Silvia RUEGGER

Marathon

2:28.50

1984

Still hold Canadian Record

Nanci SWEEZEY

5/10K Racewalk

24:12/51:24

1983

Canadian Senior Champion, Still competes at Master Level

 Male All-Time Greats

Name

Event

Performance

Year

Aditional Details

Helmut BOECK

20K Racewalk

1:30.51

1983

Member of many International Teams

Mike DYON

Marathon

2:14.28

2006

Member of many International Teams

Earl FEE

200m, 400m, 800m

Masters World Records

2005

2005 Masters Athlete of the Year, Multi-Records Holder

Arturo HUERTA

20/50K Racewalk

1:21.03/3:56.02

2000

Two-Time Olympic Team member

Gordon MOSHER

20K Racewalk

1:29.18

1999

Member of many International Teams

Alex OAKLEY

20/50K Racewalk

1:36.15/4:32.45

1976

Member of 4 Olympic Teams

Dave REID

1500m

3:58.98

1983

Member of many International Teams

Glenn SWEEZEY

50K Racewalk

4:19.41

1970

Member of many International Teams

Dave EDGE

Marathon

2:11.03

1983

Member of many International Teams