Sport: Track & Field
Year Inducted: 1988
Bob Nicolls was the dominant Cornwall High School distance runner in the 60’s. Bob worked hard, and as a junior at St. Lawrence High School, he was an instant winner. He won firsts in the 440, 880, and mile, and in 1963 added the three mile run to his repertoire, winning this along with the intermediate mile in local races, as well as second place finishes in out of town meets.
Improving with time, Bob had an outstanding year in 1964, winning several local, Eastern Ontario Secondary School, Legion, and Kingston runs. As a side light, he also won the high jump at the Maxville Highland Games. In recognition of his successes, he was awarded the St. Lawrence Track and Field Athlete of the Year Trophy.
In 1965, Bob continued to excel, participating in runs at St. Lambert, Quebec, Montreal, Uplands, Guelph, Sharbot Lake, and Cornwall. His final year of competition in high school confirmed that he was the dominant distance runner in every meet in which he participated.
After leaving high school, Bob continued to win more than his share of distance events, with a long list of firsts anywhere from five to 20 kilometers.
He was a starting end in football at St. Lawrence, which won the E.O.S.S.A Junior Championship in 1962, and Senior Championship in 1963 and 1964.