In The Long and triple jump events: he went undefeated in High School Meets from 1966-68, broke Meet records in Greenwood and Chester and the Highland Games in Antigonish, set Maritime Open records in Moncton, placed second at the eastern Canadians where he represented Nova Scotia, and was a Nova Scotia Team member at the First Canada Summer Games in Halifax. Paul received the Jack Thomas Award from the Amateur Athletic Association of Canada as the Outstanding Male Track and Field Athlete for Nova Scotia in 1967-68. He was also the only male selected from N.S. to attend the National Track and field Camp in Edmonton Alberta.
At Dalhousie University Paul again excelled in both the long triple jumps placing second at the Atlantic Universities Athletic Association Championship in 1969. Paul was then forced to cut short a promising athletic career by a debilitating lung disease. A self-taught athlete with tremendous self-discipline, for over fourteen years Paul has organized and coached a recreational sports program for youth at the Middleton Baptist Church.