McGill Hall hails late Olympian David Johnson

McGill Hall hails late Olympian David Johnson

Jun 21, 07 Track and Field (M)
By JOHN MEAGHER, The Gazette

McGill Hall hails late Olympian David Johnson


Summerlea golfer captures Telus tourney; Jeunesse Caraibe honours local athletes


(reprinted from The Gazette)

June 21, 2007

The late David Johnson, a long-distance runner from Lachine, will be inducted posthumously into the McGill University Sports Hall of Fame on Oct. 18.

The former Olympian is among five new inductees in the McGill hall, which opened in 1996.

Born in 1902, Johnson became Canada's top track performer at the 1924 Paris Olympics with a pair of fourth-place finishes.

He also led McGill to four consecutive track championships in the 1920s.

After graduating from McGill with an arts degree in 1923, Johnson became a Rhodes scholar at Oxford University in England.

Golf tourney: Graham Cooke of Summerlea captured the 2007 Telus Men's Provincial Mid-Amateur Championship held last week at the par-72 Whitlock Golf Club in Hudson.

Cooke fired rounds of 72, 71 and 73 for a total of 216, six shots better than runner-ups Luc Guilbault of Milby (75-73-74-222) and Sebastien Levasseur of Drummondville (71-76-75-222).

Greg Wilson of the host Whitlock club was fourth (76-74-73-223).

Peter Malo of Royal Montreal (76-75-73-224) placed fifth.

Cooke, Guilbault, Levasseur and Wilson will represent Quebec at the Canadian Men's Mid-Amateur, to be held Aug. 20-24 at the Oaks Golf Club in Delaware, Ont.

In the women's competition, the winner was Marie-Therese Torti of Richelieu Valley, who posted a 36-hole score of 151 on rounds of of 72-79.

Linda Harrison of the host club and Caroline Hayes of Chambly tied for fourth with 167 totals.

Golf tournament: The Louis Di Lallo Montreal Children's Hospital Fundraiser Golf Tournament will be held Aug. 5 at the Atlantide Golf Club on Ile Perrot.

Entry fees are $140 per player, which includes green fees, cart, dinner and gifts.

Interested golfers can register for the tournament at

Registration and payment must be received by July 20.

Track and field: Students from Alexander Van Humboldt German International School in Baie d'Urfe captured several track and field medals at a Lac St. Louis regional meet in the Minime Division for students in Grades 4 and 5.

Miranda de Saint-Rome finished first in the girls' 800-metre race.

The team of de Saint-Rome, Christine Hillmer, Carina Krause and Elisabeth Breuner placed third in the girls' 4-by-200-metre relay race.

Florian Hoft, Phillipe Richert, Nicholas Barkun and Karim Saba finished third in the boys' 4-by-50 relay.

Awards gala: The Jeunesse Caraibe organization recently honoured local athletes at its annual Sports Gala in Pierrefonds.

The gala's honourees included Nathifa Weekes, Sharay Thomas, Damian Buckley, Shaquille Holmes, Stephanie Denino, Jabari Arthur, Kevin Challenger, Jason Nedd, Ian Jones, Gregory Page, Matthew Thornhill, Adrian Hynes-Guery, Jordan Tyrrell, Maurice Joseph and Dwayne Buckley.

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