Sports Wall of Fame

Ruish, Fred

Ruish, Fred
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Fred Ruish was an outstanding Track and Field athlete during his years at Stamford Collegiate excelling in the shot-put and discus throw.

From 1949, when Fred was awarded the Fred Higgins Memorial Trophy for outstanding Track and Field achievement in the Niagara District to 1952 he established many Quebec, Ontario and Canadian records. In1950, he was the only triple event winner in Montreal.

In 1952, the highlight year of competition, Fred won the Michigan State High School Championship competing as an invited guest breaking the state record. He went on to establish two Canadian interscholastic records in the 12 lb. shot-put and set another Canadian record in the discus throw. Fred won both the Ontario and Canadian Olympic trials breaking a Canadian record in the 16 lb. shot-put event which had stood for 15 years. This last competition of 1952 qualified Fred as a candidate for the Olympics held in Helsinki, Finland.

In 1952, Fred was selected as the Ontario Nominee for the Viscount Alexander Trophy, given to the outstanding Junior Canadian Athlete under twenty years of age. 

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Title 3rd Sports Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony - Fred Ruish Athlete Track and Field
Creator  Simon, Pat
Description  Mayor Wayne Thomson (right)presenting, Alderman Paisley Janvary in background
Date  1992.
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