Welcome to the National High School Track & Field Hall of Fame where we honor and celebrate the accomplishments, contributions, and character of high school track & field’s finest student athletes, coaches and contributors. We are proud to announce our Class of 2021 today (Jan. 7, 2021)! Check out the new inductees below, as well as the first three classes!
ABOVE PHOTO: Our Hall of Fame Class of 2020, along with their families, gather with Coogan’s owner Peter Walsh for a post-ceremony breakfast at the famed restaurant in NYC.
The National Scholastic Athletics Foundation (NSAF) has been thrilled to establish the National High School Track & Field Hall of Fame, recognizing the greatest in the storied history of the sport from the early 20th century to the present day. The mission of the National High School Track & Field Hall of Fame is to honor and celebrate the accomplishments, contributions, and character of high school track and field’s finest student athletes, coaches and contributors.
Each of these four classes of candidates — 2018, 2019, 2020 and the new Class of 2021 — were selected by a committee of leading historians and experts from the high school track and field community.
The newly announced fourth class of inductees will be inducted on a date and at a location TBA, following the Classes of 2020 (10 inductees), 2019 (17 inductees) and the inaugural Class of 2018 (30 inductees).
Introducing The 2021 Class
Carl Lewis — Class of 1979, Willingboro HS, Willingboro, NJ
Joni Huntley — Class of 1974, Sheridan HS, Sheridan, OR
Denean Howard — Class of 1982, Kennedy HS, Granada Hills, CA
Marty Liquori — Class of 1967, Essex Catholic HS, Newark, NJ
Darrell Robinson — Class of 1982, Wilson HS, Tacoma, WA
Kathy Hammond — Class of 1969, Mira Loma HS, Sacramento, CA
Barbara Jones — Class of 1955, St. Elizabeth’s HS, Chicago, IL
Lee Talbott — Class of 1907, Mercersburg Academy, Mercersburg, PA
Coaches & Contributors
Tim Hickey — William Penn HS, Philadelphia, PA (and other schools)
Jim Spier — National Scholastic Athletics Foundation
Introducing The 2020 Class
Bob Peoples — Class of 1937, Classen HS, Oklahoma City, OK
Jim Brewer — Class of 1957, North Phoenix HS, Phoenix, AZ
Charlotte Cook — Class of 1966, St. Mary’s HS, Inglewood, CA
Jerry Proctor — Class of 1967, Muir HS, Pasadena, CA
Francie Larrieu — Class of 1970, Fremont HS, Sunnyvale, CA
Craig Virgin — Class of 1973, Lebanon HS, Lebanon, IL
Houston McTear — Class of 1976, Baker HS, Baker, FL
Candy Young — Class of 1980, Beaver Falls HS, Beaver Falls, PA
Coaches & Contributors
Barney Hyman — New Utrecht HS, Brooklyn, NY
Dr. Norb Sander Jr. — The Armory Foundation, New York, NY