Andre Phillips To Be Inducted Into USA Track & Field Hall Of Fame
Nov. 17, 2009
USA Track & Field has announced that Bruin alum Andre Phillips is one of five inductees into the 2009 USATF Hall of Fame. Phillips becomes the ninth UCLA man to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, and the 13th Bruin overall.
In winning the gold medal in the men's 400m hurdles at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, Andre Phillips picked the best possible time to notch his only career win over his idol and fellow National Track & Field Hall of Famer Edwin Moses. Phillips, who won the 1985 World Cup, the 1985 USA Outdoor title and was the 1981 NCAA 400m hurdles champion, was ranked nine times in the top ten in the world by Track & Field News, and ranked #1 globally in 1985, 1986 and 1988. He was world ranked #3 in the 110m hurdles in 1985.
Phillips joins track & field legends Joetta Clark Diggs, Randy Williams and Willie Steele, and coach Dr. Ken Foreman as the 2009 inductees into the National Track & Field Hall of Fame. The Class of 2009 was announced Tuesday by USA Track & Field.
The Class of 2009 will be inducted Saturday evening, December 5, at the Jesse Owens Awards and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, held in conjunction with USATF's 2009 Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Ind.
'All of us at USA Track & Field congratulate these five talented individuals on their election to the National Track & Field Hall of Fame,' said USATF Chairman and President Stephanie Hightower. 'Their contributions have added tremendously to the legacy of USA Track & Field, and we all look forward to their induction ceremony next month in Indianapolis.'
*quotes and bio information courtesy of USA Track & Field