University Archives & Special Collections, A-4822. (Patrick Hayes)

Diane Jones

A self-confessed “‘shy prairie girl’,” Diane Jones established a world record in the pentathlon with 4,540 points, winning the 1975 Canadian Senior Indoor Pentathlon Championship during her last year with the University of Saskatchewan track and field team.

By 1980, Jones was at the top of her form and anticipating the Olympics in Moscow.  Unfortunately, world politics intervened: Canada decided to boycott the games to protest the Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan.  

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