Jimson’s unique sports background covers 3 “eras”… 8 “youth” years as a middle school & high school student focusing on long jump, triple jump and sprint relays. 8 “peak” years in College and a post-Collegiate athlete, primarily a 200m/400m sprinter where he placed 5th at the Canadian Nationals. And 10 “aging” years a Masters athlete with heartbreaks and setbacks from injury.
As with any athlete, he is always looking for the edge in peak performance. Each era had its limitations, its hopes, and its dreams.
His accomplishments include:
- Jimson competed for McGill University and the McGill Athletic Club under the coaching of Dennis Barrett from 1984-1993. His best performance was a 5th place finish in the 400m at the Canadian National Track & Field Championships in 1992.
- As a student athlete, he competed in 3 individual events (300m, Long Jump, Triple Jump) at the CIS Championships (formely CIAU’s), plus set 3 McGill records in the relays… one of which still stands today 3 decades later (4x200m 1:27.92)!
- He also earned 2 MVP (Most Valuable Player) awards while at McGill.
- Indoor Personal bests are 7.16 (60m) and 35.15 (300m), and outdoor best include 10.94 (100m), 21.98 (200m) and 48.36 (400m)
- As a Masters athlete (35-39), he is a World Regional Masters double Gold Medalist and Canadian Masters Championships double Gold Medalist for both 200m & 400m (2000)
After missing the 2003 and 2005 World Masters Athletics Championships, he finally competed in the WMA2007 in Riccione, Italy in the M40 category. Videos and stories can be found on this site.
Also, the many friends he made on that journey are now featured guest writers for this Blog.