By Brad Halasz
Three inducted into U of C Athletic Hall of Fame
Peter Connellan, Wendy Carson and Robert Laycock were inducted into the University of Calgary’s Athletic Hall of Fame during a dinner at the Roundup Centre on Wednesday.
Connellan was inducted in the builders category for his tenure as Dinos football coach (1977, 1983-95), one of the most successful in the school’s history. His team made the playoffs 10 times in his 13-year career with Calgary and he left with a record of 70-32 in regular season play and 16-6 in the post season.
Carson played several sports including basketball and field hockey, and trained with the volleyball team in the late 1960s.
“She still ranks as one of the most versatile all-round athletes in University of Calgary history,” stated a U of C press release.
Laycock, a native Calgarian, played for the U of C Dinos men’s hockey team from 1974-78, notching 48 goals and 72 assists in that time. He also won the U of C male athlete of the year in 1978.
Dino Dash delivers
Hundreds of people of all ages ran through the streets surrounding campus in the annual Dino Dash road race Sunday. The run, organized by the University of Calgary track and field team, offered 10-kilometre and 5-km courses. Matt Norminton captured first place overall in the 10k category, while Jody Draude came in first in the 5-km run.