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November 22, 2017

Bradley Burns Hill

Nickname: Brad

Birth: January 20, 1942

Home Town: Hamilton, Ontario

Inducted as: Builder

Inducted for: Track & Field

Inducted in: 2000

Biography:

In the 1960's Brad was one of Canada's top 400-metre runners.

He captured numerous provincial and national championships and reached the semi-finals of the Olympic trials in 1964. He posted his personal best time of 49.1 seconds in 1965.

A lifeling runner and coach he won many national and provincial titles in "masters" competitions.

In 1979, at age 37, he posted a Canadian best time of 50.9 seconds to place second in the 400-metre event at the North American Sub-Masters Championships.

An educator at Kingston's St. Lawrence College, Brad formed the college's first cross country running team in 1978 which won four consecutive Ontario Colleges' championships. He received a National Achievement Award in recognition of outstanding contribution to sport in Ontario.

In 1983 he founded the Kidd-Crothers Athletic Club for middle distance and distance runners. The club produced many provincially and nationally ranked athletes. He also coached the cross country and distance running teams at Queen's University.