Making headlines again, octogenarian speedster Ray Wardle will be recognized twice by Ontario Masters Athletics at the upcoming Athletics Ontario awards banquet at the end of the month.
Wardle is being recognized for his role in two world records this past season. Ray, was a member of the M80 4x400m relay team that broke the World Indoor record at the Canadian Masters Indoor Championships in March. He followed up that performance this summer by also breaking the M80 4x800m World Outdoor record at the Ontario Masters Outdoor Championships.
For his efforts, he will be awarded the OMA Male Hurdler/Sprinter of the Year Award with teammates, Bill Thompson, Earl Fee, and Ed Whitlock. The quartet is also part of the 2013 OMA Hall of Fame induction class.
Congratulations Ray on your well deserved honours.