An extremely successful track and field athlete for many years, Lori Toope was an all-round performer who competed in jumping and sprints.
Her best event was the triple jump at the Canada Games trials in July 1993 where she set a provincial record with a leap of 10.95 meters. This is a record that still stands after 23 years.
In provincial competition, she improved the provincial record six times.
She was an exceptional long jumper. At a national indoor meet in Montreal in February, 1992, she won the long jump with a distance of 5.00 meters where she surpassed 15 other competitors. During the summer of 1993 she had a 5.23 meter long jump to further impress track and field officials.
A competitor at the Canada Games in 1993 and 1997, her best showing in the 100 meters stands at 12.3 seconds in 1993. In Kamloops, British Columbia she was a member of the 4 x 100 meter relay team that set a new record with a time of 49.67 seconds.
An impressive and extremely likeable competitor, she set a great example for young athletes to follow.
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