Irma (Grant) Isaac (1969 – )

Sport: Track & Field
Position: Running
Year of Induction: 2006

About

Irma was born in Jamaica and attended elementary school there. She came to Canada in 1983 and enrolled at John McGregor Secondary School (JMSS). While at JMSS, Irma excelled in track, specializing in the 100 metres, and then went on to compete at the University of Windsor, where she continued to excel at the provincial and national levels.

Career Highlights

1984 – 1988 John McGregor Secondary School 

  • 4-time Kent Individual Track and Field Champion
  • 1987 – Athlete of the Meet while in grade 12
  • 1984 – 1988 – 4-time OFSAA finalist in 100m
  • 1988 – OFSAA gold medalist in 100m
  • 18 years after graduating, still holds 7 JMSS records in sprint and hurdle events

1988 – 1993 University of Windsor

  • Competed in track and field
  • 1989 -1993 – named Most Valuable Player on track team each year
  • 1989 – 1990, 1990 – 1991, 1992 – 1993 – won Banner Shield as Windsor’s Top Female Athlete
  • 1992 – received Demarco Trophy as top student-athlete at school
  • Upon graduation, held University of Windsor records in 4 events, 60m, 300m, 4x200m relay, and 4x400m relay
  • Twice named to Dean’s Honour role during her studies in Faculty of Human Kinetics

Ontario University Athletics Association Competition

  • In career, captured 8 OUAA gold medals, 4 silver and 2 bronze – won 108 sprint events in 5 years
  • 1990 – 1993 – was part of Lancer team that won 4 consecutive Provincial Championships
  • 1991 – was named Athlete of the OUAA Meet

Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union Competition

  • In career, captured 9 CIAU gold medals and 2 silver as well as helped to set 2 CIAU records in 4x200m relay and 4x400m relay
  • 4-time CIAU 60m champion, 4-time OUAA 60m champion, 4-time member of Lancer teams that won National Championships
  • 1989 – 1993 – named All-Canadian in 60m for 5 consecutive years
  • 1990, 1991, 1993 – named All-Canadian in 300m
  • In 2006 is still ranked in Top 10 in 60m in CIAU history

During her university career, Irma broke and rebroke 24 school records, set 16 meet records at 8 different venues, and had a total of 59 gold medals, 20 silver, and 7 bronze. She was inducted into the University of Windsor Alumni Hall of Fame in 2003 in her first year of eligibility. Irma presently lives in Chatham with her husband Anthony and three children and teaches elementary school for the Lambton Kent District School Board.

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