Robyn Meagher, originally from Antigonish, Nova Scotia and later considered Victoria, B.C. as home, was one of Canada’s top middle-distance runners during the 1990s. She won a silver medal during the 1994 Victoria Commonwealth Games in the 3,000m event, second to teammate Angela Chalmers. Meagher also competed in the 1992 Barcelona and 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, the latter she competed in the 5,000m distance. Meagher competed in several IAAF World Track and Field and Cross Country Championships.
Injury sidelined her athletic career in 2000 while she was preparing for the Sydney Olympic Games. She has since immersed herself in her career as a Registered Clinical Councellor and relocated to St. Catherines, Ontario. She has a Masters degree in Councelling Psychology.
The Victoria Track Classic is celebrating the 20th anniversary since the 1994 Commonwealth Games took place. Below Meagher (pr: Mar) reflects on those games.
800 Metres – 2:05.02
1500 Metres – 4:06.79
3000 Metres – 8:43.71
5000 Metres – 15:21.15
Christopher Kelsall: This year is the 20th anniversary of the 1994 Victoria Commonwealth Games. Do you have fond memories of competing at Centennial Stadium back then?
Robyn Meagher: I do. You can have great experiences in training that make the athletic journey very fulfilling but when you have a wonderful experience when you are competing and it is shared with a stadium full of people that amplifies it.