Debbie Scott Bowker racing in the lead

Debbie Scott emerged from Claremont High School to become one of the greatest female middle-distance runners in Canadian cross-country, road and track racing history. Debbie raced to 26 Canadian titles, Canadian records over five distances, as well as competing in three Summer Olympics, four Commonwealths, one Pan-Am Games and two World Track and Field championships. Her numerous career highlights included a top 10 finish in the 1,500-metres at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics; a gold medal at the 1985 world indoor track and field championships in Paris; silver medals in both the 1,500 and 3,000 metre events at the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh; a silver medal in the 1,500 metres at the 1987 Pan-American Games and a top 12 finish at the 1987 world track and field championships in Rome. In cross-country racing she had a top eight finish at the 1981 world championships in Spain and two top 13 finishes at other world championships; as well as a stunning victory in the famed New York Mile in 1982. She was named Victoria's Female Athlete of the Year in four different years.

saveonABOUT THE GREATER VICTORIA
SPORTS HALL OF FAME

Victoria enjoys a stellar sports history and we celebrate the many athletes, teams and builders who have contributed to that history.  Our displays are seen at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre (1925 Blanshard St.)  through Gate Three.

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