Born in Winnipeg, Jack Secter developed his love of sport as a member of the Young Men’s Hebrew Association (YMHA). Track & Field began to stand out for him as his best sport in high school when he won several provincial championships. A true track “and” field athlete, Secter ran the 440 relays and the 100 yard dash (with a reported best time of 9.8 seconds), but it was in the field that he truly excelled, both the long and triple jump events.
At the Canadian Outdoor Championships, he won Silver in the 1931 nationals in Winnipeg in the triple jump. He followed that up with a double Gold triumph at the 1933 championships in Fort William in the triple and long jump events. He is reported to have won a total of 2 Gold, 6 Silver and a Bronze (relays included) at the Dominion Championships from 1931-35 according to the program of the 28th Annual “Y” Dinner. That biography also recounts his accomplishments provincially with a total of 9 Gold, 6 Silver and 3 Bronze in track & field up until 1937. Following the Second World War, Jack Secter became a Dominion marksman and won a small bore provincial championship in shooting.
b. July, 1910
d. August 9, 1978