Inaugural USTFCCCA Collegiate Athlete Hall of Fame class features eight from Pac-12 Track & Field
SAN FRANCISCO - A national-best eight standouts from Pac-12 track & field programs are part of the inaugural, 30-member class of the USTFCCCA Collegiate Athlete Hall of Fame.
The induction presentation for Jackie Johnson (Arizona State), Jackie Joyner-Kersee (UCLA), Gerry Lindgren (Washington State), Mel Patton (USC), Steve Prefontaine (Oregon), Meg Ritchie (Arizona), Henry Rono (Washington State) and Jenny Simpson (Colorado) will take place at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts in Eugene, Ore., at 7:30 p.m. PT on Monday, June 6. The ceremony will precede the 100th edition of the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships, which will be held at Hayward Field from June 8-11. Oregon will also host the Pac-12 Track & Field Championships from May 13-15.
The inaugural group of 30 inductees were chosen solely on their accomplishments while a collegiate athlete and eligibility was limited to men who had completed their collegiate eligibility prior to 2000 and women prior to 2010. The Pac-12's eight members in this first Hall of Fame class are three more than any other conference (Big Ten - 5).
|Jackie Johnson||Arizona State||USTFCCCA Bio||Arizona State Release|
|Jackie Joyner-Kersee||UCLA||USTFCCCA Bio||UCLA Release|
|Gerry Lindgren||Washington State||USTFCCCA Bio||Washington State Release|
|Mel Patton||USC||USTFCCCA Bio||USC Release|
|Steve Prefontaine||Oregon||USTFCCCA Bio||Oregon Release|
|Meg Ritchie||Arizona||USTFCCCA Bio|
|Henry Rono||Washington State||USTFCCCA Bio||Washington State Release|
|Jenny Simpson||Colorado||USTFCCCA Bio||Colorado Release|