• Athletics
  • 1986
  • Athlete

William Maynes (D)

The cinder track has given way to synthetic surfaces; and the 440-yard dash has been replaced by the 400-metre sprint.

But great sprinters are not the products of running surfaces and tape measurements; their greatness emanates from their ability to compete with the objective hands of the stop-watch.

Bill Maynes of Saint John excelled at all he tried: he was a Rhodes Scholar, Maritime track champion, honour graduate of St. Francis Xavier University, alumnus of Oxford, and a successful business and community leader.

In 1924 he represented Canada in the Games of the VIII Olympiad in Paris, and with his relay teammates, was 4th best in the world. This is a distinction that few can claim in any field of endeavour.

Enrolled in the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, June 7, 1986.

Quick Facts

  • Winner of NB outdoor relay in 1921 and was the 440 yard champion in 1922
  • Won Maritime outdoor quarter-mile in 1922-23
  • Competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, finishing fourth in the 1,600 m relay race
  • Awarded a Rhodes Scholarship in 1925 to attend University College in Oxford, England
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