Duwors, Maureen (1938–)

Maureen DuWors (née Rever) has represented Saskatchewan and Canada as a track and field athlete, coach, official, and administrator. Born in Regina on July 21, 1938, she attended Luther High School and held both the Saskatchewan Open and high school all-around track and field titles. DuWors was also the 1955 Canadian champion in the 60-yard and 100-yard events. Throughout her career as a track and field athlete, she held the Canadian record for 50-yard, 60-yard, and 100-yard sprint events and the Canadian Juvenile Long Jump record. Internationally, DuWors competed in the 100-metre, 200-metre, and 4x100 metre relay at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. She earned bronze medals in the 4x100 metre relay at the Pan American Games, and at the British Empire and Commonwealth Games. DuWors’ accomplishments off the track are equally as impressive. She became a respected coach and administrator, and an internationally rated official. She served as an executive member of the Saskatchewan branch of the Athletic Association of Canada and as director of the Saskatoon Track and Field Club, and was a member of the Department of Biology at the University of Saskatchewan. Maureen DuWors was inducted into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame in 1977.

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