SSHoF logoClarence Downey

Builder (1986)

Track and Field

Clarence was a teacher, administrator and coach in Saskatoon for over 30 years. He was also a very good athlete and at the University of Saskatchewan was a member of eight varsity teams, which earned him a major athletic award. Much of his energy was devoted to the Saskatchewan High Schools Athletic Association. e was its president in 1952-53 and in 1960 received its award of merit.

He has been associated with the Hilltop Track club, which later became the Saskatoon Track club. He served as president of the Hilltop Football club and was chairman of the wrestling committee for the 1971 Canada Winter Games. He gave freely of his time for the Knights of Columbus Indoor Games by producing the printed programs. As a nationally rated track and field official, he officiated at the pole vault event at the 1976 Montreal Olympics.

Clarence was named Kinsmen Sportsman of the Year in 1978 and elected to the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame in 1980.

** Deceased