National High School Track & Field Hall of Fame
USATF Long Island Officials Discount

On behalf of the everyone involved with the National Scholastic Athletics Foundation, we would like offer a 50% discount to every USATF Long Island Certified Official who would like to attend the National High School Track & Field Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner on Thursday evening, March 12 at the New York Athletic Club. It will be a wonderful evening celebrating both our sport and the 3rd class of the Hall of Fame, which includes several local luminaries. And it is our honor to offer all of the USATF Officials and their families a 50% ($125) discount on their tickets as a thank you for everything you do, because – simply put -- without our officials, we have no meets. You can purchase your tickets online at www.NationalHighSchoolTrackAndFieldHOF.org and just enter the discount code HOF Family to secure your special price.

We very much hope to see you at the NYAC. In the meantime, the following is the complete list of the Hall of Fame Class of 2020 that we will be honoring. All the living Inductees are expected to be present, as well as representatives of each of the deceased honorees.

ATHLETES

  • *Bob Peoples
    Class of 1937, Classen HS, Oklahoma City, OK
    With a throw of 220’1” in ‘37, he broke the National Javelin High School Record by more than 13 feet -- a record that stood 20 years. Famously was an American Boy magazine cover subject and went on to star at USC.
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  • Jim Brewer
    Class of 1957, North Phoenix HS, Phoenix, AZ
    A double barrier-breaker in his specialty, he was history’s 1st 14-foot pole vaulter as a sophomore in ‘55 then the first over 15’ two years later – when he was Track & Field News Athlete of the Year.
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  • Charlotte Cook
    Class of 1966, St. Mary’s Academy HS, Inglewood, CA
    Competing for the L.A. Mercurettes in ‘66, she became a 400/800 legend with 7 National High School Records -- most of which were also new American Records -- plus an 54.2 440y world indoor record.
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  • Jerry Proctor
    Class of 1967, Muir HS, Pasadena, CA
    The 1967 Track & Field News Athlete of the Year became prep history’s first 26-foot long jumper indoors (26-2) and outdoors (26-3/4), the former mark lasting 22 yrs. Set a total of 9 National High School Records and was the #2 all-time 180y hurdler, as well.
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  • Francie Larrieu
    Class of 1970, Fremont HS, Sunnyvale, CA
    During an amazing 6-week run during her junior year, she lowered the 1500m HS record 4 times, from 4:36.5 to 4:16.8, which also equaled the American Record. Went on to become a 5-time Olympian, carrying the U.S. flag in the Opening Ceremonies of the 1992 Games.
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  • Craig Virgin
    Class of 1973, Lebanon HS, Lebanon, IL
    He set an iconic state Cross Country record that lasted 37 years, then broke Steve Prefontaine’s 2M National High School Record (8:40.9) while winning Track & Field News Athlete of the Year in ‘73. Later a 3-time Olympian and 2x World Cross Country Champion.
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  • *Houston McTear
    Class of 1976, Baker HS, Baker, FL
    The sprint sensation set 17 prep records, from 50y indoors to 100m outdoors -- including 10.16 100m that lasted 10 years and a world record-tying 9.0 100y in ’75 when he was the Track & Field News Athlete of the Year. Finished 2nd in the 100m in the 1976 Olympic Trials as a prep.
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  • Candy Young
    Class of 1980, Beaver Falls HS, Beaver Falls, PA
    She redefined how fast a prep hurdler could run, with historic sub-13 (12.95) in 1979 (Track & Field News Athlete of the Year) that stood for 35 yrs -- plus 7.48 60yH that lasted 36 -- among her 11 records. Made the 1980 U.S. Olympic Team as a prep.
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COACHES & CONTRIBUTORS

  • *Barney Hyman
    New Utrecht HS, Brooklyn, NY
    The “Miracle Man” won 23 of 24 PSAL New York City titles in/out from 1924-35, most in 116-year league history. He coached 6 national HS record-setters and 3 Penn Relays championships.
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  • *Dr. Norb Sander Jr.
    The Armory Foundation, New York, NY
    He revitalized and revolutionized indoor track and field in New York (and beyond) by spearheading renovation of The Armory New Balance Track & Field Center and creating The Armory Foundation.

* indicates inductee is deceased

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