Submitted by: Robin Pilon
Chantel Pilon stands in front of the Quinte West
Sports Wall of Fame. She was recently honoured as
an Athlete Inductee during a special presentation at
the Quinte West YMCA.
Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) citizen and University of Waterloo (UWaterloo) track star Chantel Pilon of Trenton, Ontario, was recently inducted into the Quinte West Sports Wall of Fame for her athletic achievements.
Pilon broke the women’s pentathlon record three times, the record for women’s 4 x 400m relay, won the gold medal in the pentathlon at the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Track and Field Championship at York University in Toronto and was named an OUA First Team All-Star. The gold won at OUA’s was UWaterloo’s first gold in track and field since 2003. Pilon also competed in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport Track and Field Championships in Edmonton with an overall fifth place finish in the women’s pentathlon.
Pilon was captain of the Warriors team for three of her five years at Waterloo while at the same time studying Recreation and Business and working as a co-op student. She is also a three time UWaterloo Warrior MVP, a two time UWaterloo President’s Athlete Academic Honour
Roll recipient and a two time Academic All-Canadian.
Aside from her impressive athletic and academic success, Pilon also actively volunteers in the community for several organizations.