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INDUCTEE 2006 - ATHLETE - Norma (Chiddy) MacEachern


 


Women's Amateur Track and Field
Aggregate Champion


Calgary-born Norma Chiddy was a student at Alexandra School in Wetaskiwin.  She excelled in track and field, girl's ice hockey and basketball. After graduation, Norma trained and competed as a member of the Amateur Athletic Club of Wetaskiwin became a track phenomenon, winning 20 medals at Provincial meets and setting three Provincial records. It appears 1926 and 1927 were spent training.  Her dominant years were 1928 to 1931.

In 1929 she was recognized as the Dominion's Track and Field Aggregate Champion (Canada) and received a silver cup from the Canadian Olympic Association which earned her a place on the Canadian Team competing at the British Empire Games in Vancouver the next year.  At the 1930 Provincial meet in Lethbridge, Chiddy claimed three gold in the 100 yard sprint, shot put, and discus; silver in high jump; and bronze in the 220 yard sprint.

Norma suffered a serious ankle injury and was not able to compete in Vancouver or other competitions for the following five year period. She resumed competition in 1936.

Norma continued her avid interest in sports throughout the rest of her life, with golfing and curling becoming her main pursuits.
 

HIGHLIGHTS OF ACHIEVEMENTS

In 1928 and 1929, Norma participated and excelled in sprint and jump events:

1928 ‑ Banff ‑ Alberta Branch of WAA Union of Canada

1st ‑ 100 yards sprint (equalled provincial record); 220 yards sprint
1st - set new provincial record High Jump
2nd ‑ Broad Jump

1929 ‑ Wetaskiwin ‑ Provincial Track and Field Meet ‑ WAA Federation of Canada

1st ‑ Standing Broad Jump; Running Broad Jump; Running High Jump; Hop, Step and Jump
2nd ‑ 100 yards sprint; 220 yards sprint; Shot Put

1930 and 1931, Norma participated and excelled in sprint and throw events:

1930 ‑ Lethbridge ‑ Provincial Track and Field Meet ‑ WAA Federation of Canada.

Ist ‑ 100 yard sprint; Discus; Shot Put
2nd ‑ Javelin; Intermediate Relay
3rd ‑ 220 yard sprint

1931 ‑ Wetaskiwin August 13, 14 Women's Dominion Track and Field - WAA Federation of Canada

2nd ‑ 100 yard hurdles
3rd ‑ Javelin; Discus

1936 ‑ Wetaskiwin ‑ Provincial Track and Field ‑ WAA Federation

2nd ‑ 220 yard sprint; Discus
3rd ‑ Javelin

Provincial records in Track

Was the holder of these records in 1936:

100 yard sprint (tied ‑ 11.4sec)
220 yard sprint
Standing Broad Jump ‑ 7 feet 1/2 inch
Run, Hop, Step and Jump ‑ 28 feet 9 inches

1928, 1929 and 1931 ‑ Women's Amateur Provincial Track Field Aggregate Champion ‑ Alberta Branch

1929 ‑ Women's Dominion of Canada Track and Field Aggregate Champion ‑ Olympic Association of Canada.
 

 





 
 

 

 

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