Dr. Simon Hoogewerf

Track - Inducted in 2006

While highly successful in basketball, football and track during his years at Abbotsford Junior and Senior Schools, Simon excelled in the 800 meters and became the dominant middle distance runner in Canada. From 1981 to 1986 Simon attended the University of British Columbia where he captured a total of seven CIAU gold medals, and still holds several UBC records. During his University years Simon also competed for the Canadian National Team and participated in the 1984 Olympics Games in Los Angeles, USA.

After graduating from medicine in 1986, Simon continued to compete for the next 6 years at the national and international level, reestablishing Canadian records in the 800 and 1500 metres. Simon also participated in the 1987 World Track and Field Championships in Rome and competed in the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea.

Simon's career highlight was his 1991 Bronze medal at the World Indoor Track & Field Championships in Sevilla, Spain.