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James “Buster” Brown

Track & Field Athlete - Inducted 1980

James "Buster" Brown established provincial records in the 100 yard, and 220 yard races between 1925 and 1932. He was the winner of the R.B. Bennett Cup permanently after three consecutive Alberta Championships. He also won the Blatchford Trophy four years in succession and became its' permanent holder. The highlight of his track career was in 1930 when "Buster" Brown was a member of the Canadian Relay Team which represented Canada at the British Empire Games in Hamilton. The team won a gold medal for Canada in the 440 yards relay event and established a new Canadian record for the 440 yard relay.