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Jillian Richardson-Briscoe

Track & Field Athlete - Inducted 1997

Jillian Richardson-Briscoe began her international career as a track athlete with three medals at the 1982 Pan American Juniors where she placed 1st in the 400m; 2nd in the 4x400m and 3rd in the 200m. She has competed in numerous track events including the Olympic Games in 1984, 1988, and again in 1992; the Commonwealth Games in 1982 and 1986; the Pan American Games in 1983 and 1987; and the World Championships in both 1983 and 1987. In Commonwealth Games, she and her teammates were first in the 4x400m both times. She re-commenced training after the birth of her first child in 1992 and went on to a 5th place finish in the 400m at the Olympic Summer Games in Barcelona that year. She is one of only two Canadian women ever to have broken the 50-second mark for this event when she finished the race in a time of 49.93. Jillian Richardson-Briscoe, as a member of the Calgary Spartans Track Club, won most provincial championships in the 200m and 400m between 1982 and 1992, and during that same period, she also captured 18 national titles in the 200m, 400m, 4x400m and 4x100m races. She established National Senior Women's Records in the 400m at 49.91 and 1:35:35 in the 4x200m and also in the 4x400m at 3:27:63.

After Induction