Athlete | Track and field, cross-country
Abbotsford Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2016
Courtney Inman’s 2016 induction was, in fact, her second Abbotsford Sports Hall of Fame recognition. She was a member of the inaugural 2003 Wall of Fame, which honours up-and-coming athletes for outstanding performances in a given calendar year.
Inman was a track and field standout during her high school days at W.J. Mouat Secondary, winning the gold medal in the 800 metres at the B.C. high school championships in both her Grade 11 and 12 years. She also won silver at the Canadian Junior Nationals in 1997 and 1998, and earned the right to
represent Canada internationally. She competed at the Pan Am Junior Championships in 1997 and the World Junior Track Championships in France in 1998, making it to the semifinals at the latter event.
Inman would go on to earn a track scholarship to the University of Washington, where she garnered All-American honours following a fourth-place finish in the 1500m at the 2003 NCAA Div. 1 championships. Following university graduation, Inman continued her running career as a carded athlete with Athletics Canada, and was part of the Canadian women’s relay squad which won a bronze medal at the 2004 IAAF World Cross-Country Championships. It was Canada’s first-ever medal at the IAAF cross-country meet.