USA Track & Field Hall of Fame Banquet

USATF Minnesota invites you to attend the twelfth Hall of Fame induction of outstanding performers and contributors in Minnesota Track & Field history.

The induction process and ceremony has been organized by the USATF Minnesota Track & Field Hall of Fame Committee members. Five individuals will be included as 2013 Inductees and have been elected from a list of candidates by a voting group of well-qualified individuals.

The 2013 Inductees are:
Coach/Administrators: Scott Christensen
Veteran Athlete: Carter Holmes
Elite Athletes: Adam Steele, Carrie Tollefson and Heather Van Norman 

The induction includes dinner, recognition and presentation of awards to our 2013 honorees.

When:    Sunday, September 1, 2013. Social Hour 5:00 PM, 5:45 PM Buffet Dinner, 6:30 PM Introductions and Presentation of Awards

Where:    Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road, Maple Grove, MN  55369. 793.495.6500

Cost:    $19.00 per person.

Mail your reservation to Hall of Fame c/o Tim Zbikowski, 11270 E French Lake Road, Maple Grove, MN  55369 no later then August 20 with a check made payable to USATF Minnesota. Questions can be directed to Tim 763.420.4357.

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Hall of Fame

USATF Minnesota established the Minnesota Track & Field Hall of Fame in 1996 to recognize and honor outstanding performances and/or contributions by individuals to the sports of track & field, long distance running, cross country, and race walking in Minnesota.  Every other year, nominations are accepted by the three member Hall of Fame Committee, who then prepare a ballot and submit it to an established panel of voting members.  The Hall of Fame Banquet is held in November, honoring the year's inductees.

Nominations are possible in the following categories:

Elite Athlete
Veteran Athlete
Administrator/Coach

Nominees for Elite and/or Veteran Athlete should meet 2 of the following 3 criteria:

  1. Recorded important performance(s) while a resident of Minnesota.  To qualify as a Veteran, the performance must have been recorded 50 years prior to the current date.
  2. Minnesota high school or college graduate.
  3. Born in Minnesota, or a Minnesota resident a minimum of 10 years.

Criteria for Administrator or Coach:

Significant contribution to long distance running, track & field, cross country, or racewalking in Minnesota.