Courtney Babcock



Sport: Track & Field
Events: Distance Running
Year of Induction: 2014



Courtney was born in Chatham and competed in virtually all sports while growing up. She attended Chatham Collegiate Institute (CCI) for three years where she competed in volleyball, basketball and track.

She went to Bishop Strachan School in Toronto for two years where she competed in basketball and swimming, placing 4th in the 1500 at Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA). In grade 13 she joined the University of Toronto Track Club and won the 1500m race at the Toronto High School Track & Field Meet and was ranked 1st going into OFSAA. Unfortunately she got hurt and could not compete.

1991 to 1996, Courtney was on a full track scholarship at the University of Michigan, where she was an eight-time All-American, once in cross country and seven times in track. She ran anchor leg for 1994 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Champion Distance Medley Relay team, helped Michigan win three Big Ten Championships and three Regional Championships, and her personal bests were 3rd in 3000m (1994) and 3rd in 5000m (1996).

As of 2014, Courtney still held Canadian records in 5000m set in 2003 at World Championships in Paris, France (14:54) and 10,000m set in 2003 at OWSR in Palo Alto, California (31:44).


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