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In a few sentences, tell why this person belongs in the National High School Track and Field Hall of Fame.

Fred Thompson is a pioneer Women’s track and field.   A lawyer by trade, he founded the Atoms Track Club in Brooklyn, NY in the sixties. Countless national and world class athletes were developed by him over the years including Olympians Grace Jackson, Lorna Forde, Cheryl Toussaint and former world record holder Diane Dixon, among many others.

Fred Thompson founded the Colgate Women’s Games in 1974 with the support of Colgate Palmolive Company, which has remained the programs’ title sponsor for more than four decades.  He was Meet Director since its founding, relinquishing the reins to Cheryl Toussaint in 2014. The Colgate Women’s Games, for the first 10 years of its existence, was one of the only places for high school and youth age female athletes to compete in an organized fashion.

Thompson was also the 1998 US Olympic Track Team sprint coach.

Entry DateNovember 22, 2017