of Chatham starred in track and field at both Chatham
Collegiate and Chatham Vocational School. Max moved to
United States when he won a track scholarship to Loyola
University in Chicago, IL. During his athletic years he
won and held many titles for track and field, including the
mile. He still holds the record for the mile on a square
track as there are no existing square tracks to break the record.
He won the Drake Relays twice; was sent to Australia for
the British Empire Games and was to be in the Olympics
that were cancelled due to WWII.
graduation. Max joined the Canadian Navy rising to the
rank of Lieutenant. After WW II, he returned to Chicago
where he joined the envelope company, Cupples-Hesse as an
industrial engineer. The company was bought out
by St. Regis Paper Company, St. Regis resulting in Max and his colleagues
moving to Jacksonville, Florida where he
eventually retired in 1982.
- Set Ontario high school records in 440 yard and
880 yard events for boys under 17 years old.
- Set Dominion Interscholastic Record in 880 yard
event at 1:58.7; Canadian 880 yard record of 1:53.6
and tied the quarter mile time all while still in
high school. Max beat former Canadian Olympian
Ab Conway by 6 yards to qualify for 1938 British
Empire Games in the 880 yard event as well as the
- At British Empire Games in Australia, won first
two heats. Unfortunately , he was spiked in the
foot by a fellow competitor forcing him to stop
competing in these games.
- Entered Loyola University in Chicago on a track
scholarship 1939-1942. Max starred for
Loyola's track team winning every individual race in
dual competition he ever entered for a total of 90
first place medals; repeatedly set records in
both the mile run and the 880 while at school.
Max was a key member of Loyola's champion mile relay
team for four years. In his last year at Loyola,
made College Who's Who List based on excellence in
academics, athletics, and character. Inducted
into the Loyola University Athletic Hall of Fame.
- Inducted on May 27, 1970 into Loyola University
Sports Hall of Fame for Track and Field