Keith Crummer (1912 – 1990)

Sport: Track & Field
Events: Pole Vault, High Jump,Javelin, Discus
Year of Induction: 1984

About

Keith was an outstanding athlete in many sports, but he excelled at track and field. He set several records that stood for years in different events and in 1930 Keith represented Canada and competed in javelin in British Empire Games while still in high school.

Career Highlights
  • 1927 – WOSSAA Championships in London – placed first in junior pole vault (record) and intermediate pole vault (record) – Ontario Athletic Commission Championships in Toronto, achieved first in intermediate pole vault 
  • 1928 – WOSSAA Championships in London – was first in intermediate pole vault and shot put (record) and second in high jump – Ontario Athletic Commission Championships in Toronto – was first in javelin (record that stood for over 20 years)
  • 1929 – WOSSAA Championships in London – placed first in senior javelin (record) and pole vault and second in high jump – CAAU Interscholastic Championships in Montreal – placed first in pole vault (record), javelin (record), shot put (record) and high jump – won Individual Senior Championship – Canadian Interscholastic Meet in Hamilton – was first in pole vault (record) and javelin, second in high jump, and third in shot put – Ontario Athletic Championships in Hamilton – placed first in senior javelin and third in pole vault – Kent County Secondary Schools Championships in Ridgetown – was first in pole vault (record that stood for 59 years), shot put, high jump, running broad jump, standing broad jump, and hop, step and jump – won Individual Senior Championship
  • 1930 – WOSSAA Championships in London – was first in javelin (record that stood for 24 years), discus (record), and shot put and second in pole vault and high jump – won Individual Senior Championship – CAAU Interscholastic Championship in Montreal – was first in javelin, shot put, and discus and second in pole vault – won Individual Senior Championship – Legion Canadian Invitational Meet in Cornwall – first in pole vault and shot put and second in hop, step and jump – tied for all around championship – CAAU Championships in Toronto – placed second in javelin and earned right to represent Canada in the first British Empire Games by bettering the Olympic standard – Ontario Athletic Commission Championships in Hamilton – was first in senior javelin (record) and third in shot put – British Empire Games in Hamilton – was fourth in javelin behind the world’s champion and champions of two other countries
  • 1930 – 1931 – WOSSAA Championships in London – was first in javelin, discus (record), and high jump and second in pole vault and shot put – won Individual Senior Championship – CAAU Interscholastic Championships in Cornwall – first in pole vault, javelin, and shot put, second in high jump, and third in discus – won Individual Senior Championship – Played defense for the Chatham Senior Maroons Hockey Club who were OHA finalists both years.
  • 1941 – 1943 – while in military training, competed with distinction at various military track meets across Canada

Keith died in Chatham at age 78 in 1990.