Thursday, 12 October 2017 14:27
From USATF, 10/4/2017
INDIANAPOLIS -- Olympic gold medalists, a legend coach and World and American record holders comprise the illustrious USATF National Track & Field Hall of Fame Class of 2017, which will be inducted during the USATF Black Tie & Sneakers Gala in New York City on November 2.
Modern Athletes Leroy Burrell and Bryan Clay, Veteran Athletes Patty vanWolvelaere (now Weirich) and Lindy Remigino, and Coach Bill Squires make up the newest class.
“It is an honor to recognize the Class of 2017 for their contributions to the history and advancement of our sport,” USATF CEO Max Siegel said. “All of our inductees not only have achieved competitive success worthy of selection, they also have made substantial impacts in their respective communities.”
Inductees will receive a commemorative Hall of Fame ring from USATF during the Black Tie & Sneakers Gala at The Armory in Washington Heights. The star-studded event brings together entertainment stars, business executives and the sport’s greats - both present and legendary - to celebrate another successful year of Team USATF performances.
USATF will also honor 2017 Legend Award recipient Carl Lewis during the evening. Tickets and more information can be purchased at usatfgala.com/. To learn more about National Track & Field Hall of Fame, please visit usatf.org.
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