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Carol Kyle

Track & Field Builder - Inducted 2000

Carol Kyle spent over forty years dedicating her energy toward the advancement of track & field. Carol Kyle was a founding member of the Calgary Track & Field Club that started the resurgence of track and field in Calgary after WWII. She was involved in coaching and running the club for twelve years before moving on to officiating, achieving Grade Five International Level in vertical jumps.

Carol Kyle officiated at numerous local and provincial meets and over twenty-six high profile national and international meets including the 1976 Olympic Games, 1978 and 1994 Commonwealth Games, 1993 Pan Am Games, and the 1983 and 1997 World Games. She was Alberta Officials Chairman from 1976 to 1980 and was chiefly involved in upgrading, training, and obtaining officials for the 1978 Commonwealth Games.

Carol Kyle was the recipient of the 1969 Club Builder Award, 1989 Alberta Official of the Year, and the 1998 Athletic Canada Wall of Honour. Carol Kyle was a tireless worker and supporter of young athletes and was "someone that builds a foundation that is to serve as an example for those that follow."

After Induction

Carol was named Calgary Booster Club's 2012 Sportsman of the Year.

Carol still officiates at Track and Field events.  In 2012, her schedule included officiating at the Canadian Senior Track and Field Championship and in June at the Canadian Olympic Trials in Calgary.

Carol passed away on January 24, 2021.