Thursday, October 04, 2012


Debra Faye Roblin


Faye Roblin was born in Picton, Ontario on April 22, 1964. She attended Sophiasburgh Central School in Prince Edward County. While attending the school, she was encouraged to compete in track and field competitions by her teacher, Bob Webb. She participated in all sports, including baseball and hockey. When she started high school at Prince Edward Collegiate, she concentrated on the field events of javelin and shot put, under the tutelage of teacher Don Cumming.

She was awarded Ontario Championship Certificates in 1981, 1982, and 1983. She participated in the Junior Pan American Games in Venezuela in 1982, earning a fifth place finish with a javelin throw of 44.94 metres. The following year, she won the Bay of Quinte and Central Ontario Championships with throws that remain records to this day. She won the Ontario Junior title in 1983, and won silver at the Canadian Championship.

She attended California State University in Fresno in 1983, and won bronze at the NCAA Championships in 1984. She represented Canada at the Commonwealth Games in Scotland in 1986, and was national champion in 1987.

She currently resides in The County with her husband, Jeroen Verhoog.

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