Shannon Kekula Kristiansen
Track & Field (2008)Shannon Kekula Kristiansen was dominant among women in shot put through a career from 1981 until 1996. She won 10 gold medals in shot put, discus, high jump and long jump at Saskatchewan high school championships. She joined the University of Saskatchewan team, winning two bronze, a silver and two gold at Canada West and a bronze, silver and three gold at the CIAU finals. She was female athlete award winner twice at the U of S and Sask Sport female athlete of the year in 1990. As well, she was a medallist at Saskatchewan Open championships, winning gold in the shot put the last 11 years she competed. At the National Open, she was a medallist in shot put nine times. She participated internationally five times, including the Francophone Games and World Universiade Games in 1989 and was eighth in shot put at the 1994 Commonwealth Games at Victoria, B.C.