1970 - 71 U of S Huskies Men's Track and Field Team
Track and Field
The Huskies carried experience and confidence into the 1970-71 season and, again, they won the West with a victory over University of British Columbia, 112 points to 99, and they won the Canadian title by winning the final relay race to beat Manitoba, 89-85.
Team depth really prevailed in the Canada West 50-metre sprint where Bob Brennan, Ron Zerr and Lloyd Howey finished one-two-three.The 1,500-metre relay team of Murray Woodbury, Garth Hilderman, Rick Bell and Lorne Tarasoff also shone, winning in a record time of three minutes, 24.1 seconds.
The national finals were closer than expected, because Manitoba was allowed to field a larger team, but, in the end the relay team of Gordon Waldner, Hilderman, Tarasoff and Woodbury came up with a gold medal performance. Bob Kochan contributed by winning the mile and the two mile events, Charlie Simpson was second in the mile and Hilderman won the 1,000 metres.
The two Huskie teams set the tone for a rich University of Saskatchewan history in track and field, producing 33 Canada West crowns and 10 Canadian championships over the years.
Team members: Chuck Armstrong, Glen Balzer, Rick Bell, Neil Bettcher, Bob Brennan, Brian Briggs, Marcel Gallays, Mickey Graham, Garth Hilderman, Lloyd Howey, Bob Kochan,Ken Loewen, Bob Mireau, Barry Nishnik, Dave Sim, Charlie Simpson,Lorne Tarasoff, Gord Waldner, Murray Woodbury, Ron Zerr and coaches Lyle Sanderson, Eugene Wedel, Maureen DuWors and Sharon Hill.