This story is a long time coming. The Inaugural class of the National High School Track & Field Hall of Fame, established by the NSAF, a key organization in the development of opportunities for elite high school athletes, will be celebrated on March 8, 2018 at the NYAC. One of our two senior writers, Jeff Benjamin, wrote this piece on this fine event.
RunBlogRun celebrates this amazing event and the inaugural class. The NSAF will induct from Milt Campell to Allyson Felix, from Helen Stephens to Mary Decker, from Ted Meredith to John Dye.
Our only suggestion that we would humbly suggest that the late Doug Speck be added in the next few years. Doug worked with us in the 1980s and 1990s, before heading to DyeStats.
RunBlogRun will keep our readers updated on this fine program from NSAF.
A Great Night is Coming to NYC in a few weeks!
The Induction Ceremony of the inaugural class of the National High School Track and Field Hall of Fame will be held at the New York Athletic Club on Thursday evening, March 8, 2018. This special night will comprise legends and history gathered in one room rarely ever seen together before!
The list of inductees is a who’s who of the sport beginning in the pre-1920’s and running right up to Allyson Felix!
Amongst the other honorees included are names which echo out of the Sport’s great past. Gerry Lindgren, Michael Carter, Mary Decker, Steve Prefontaine, Alan Webb, Jesse Owens, Jim Ryun, Kathy McMillan, Bob Mathias, Chandra Cheeseborough, Renaldo Nehemiah, Joe Newton and 17 others will be honored as well. Representatives of all of the deceased members of the class are also expected to be present, including Linda Prefontaine and Jesse Owens’ niece!
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