Track Program History
A brief history of the track program at McGill
Track and Field at McGill University has a legacy that goes back over 100 years. McGill students formed its first intercollegiate track team in the 1899-00 school year. This original team of McGill athletes brought the university championship banner back to Montreal that season. From these beginnings, McGill student-athletes have gone on to represent their university and country at provincial, national, world-class and Olympic levels.
In keeping with McGill University’s commitment to education and innovation, McGill Track & Field/Cross Country vows to provide students opportunities to participate in sport and physical activity within an inclusive environment that values health, well-being, and fair play. We strive to instill within our community the values of academic and sporting excellence along with the importance of maintaining an active lifestyle.
Our teams provide a supportive, collaborate training environment to help you reach your potential on and off the field of competition.