Maria Fitzpatrick was Newfoundland’s greatest female sprinter. In the first Canadian Summer Games in 1969 she placed fourth in the final of the 100m with 11.6 seconds, still a Newfoundland record. She placed seventh in the 200m with 24.5 seconds, another Newfoundland record. At the Canadian Track and Field Championships in 1969 she placed fourth in the 200m finals and seventh in the 100m finals.
In the National University Indoor Championships in 1970 she placed fourth in 300m. In 1971 she was second in 300m. In 1966 she competed in Ormocto, New Brunswick where she placed second in 100 and third in 200.
At the 1967 Halifax Highland Games she placed first in 100 yards and second in 220 yards. At Antigonish Highland Games in 1972 she placed first in 100m and first in 200m. She was the female Victor Ludorum winner in 1966, 1967 and 1968. She competed for the Royal Canadian Legion Provincial Championships.
Maria was the first Female Athlete of the Year for St. John’s in 1969-70.
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