William Maynes (D)
Saint John
440 yrd, 400m, 4x400m relay
  • Winner of NB outdoor relay in 1921 and was the 440 yard champion in 1922
  • Won Maritime outdoor quarter-mile in 1922-23
  • Competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, finishing fourth in the 1,600 m relay race
  • Awarded a Rhodes Scholarship in 1925 to attend University College in Oxford, England
  • Inducted into the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame in 1986

Amazingly, one of two New Brunswickers who were on the 1924 Olympic Team!  A top ranked 440 yard sprinter, 1921-1924, he was almost 22 when he competed on the Canadian Men’s 4 x 400m relay squad which placed 4th , behind USA, Sweden, Great Britain, in a time of 3:22.8, ahead of France & Italy, and also ahead of Finland, who did not make the six team final. With a personal best 95 years ago in the 50.8 seconds range, he was a two-time medallist at the National Championships. He went on to complete his university career which he completed with a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford U, England. It would appear he held the provincial 400/440 record for 40-45 years!