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2023 Inductee Spotlight - Karen Nelson

Posted: 07 Feb 2023

2023 Inductee Spotlight - Karen Nelson Karen Nelson represented Oshawa and Canada at the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles in the 100-metre hurdles. A seven-time gold medalist at the OFSAA provincial championships in hurdles and long jump, she still holds many regional records from high school competitions. A former Canadian senior and Canadian junior national long jump record holder, Karen was a six-time senior national champion, the Canada Games national champion in both hurdles and long jump, and placed fourth at the 1982 Commonwealth Games in the 100-metre hurdles. She also placed third in the 4x100 relay, sixth in the 100-meter hurdles and eight in the long jump at the 1983 Pan American Games. A five-time NCAA all-American at the University of Texas-Austin, she was also named to the Southwest Conference all-decade team for the 1980s as a twelve-time conference champion.

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