Kathy Martin leads 2012 class of the USATF Masters Hall of Fame
Eleven track and long-distance legends have been inducted into the USATF Masters Hall of Fame, according to committee member Tom Bernhard, in charge of the LDR component. Distance superstar Kathy Martin was a choice from both sides of the spectrum. She’s joined in the Hall of Fame by “T&F Actives” Phil Byrne, Rita Hanscom and Joy Upshaw, “T&F Old timers” John McManus and Roderick Parker, and “LDR Actives” Linda Somers Smith, Carmen Ayala-Troncoso and Gary Romesser. LDR old-timers inducted were Hedy Marque and Jim O’Neill (previously left off list by mistake.) Kathy was the “Joint LDR/T&F” inductee. This is the first class of inductees since 2010, because former Masters Hall of Fame Chair Norm Green had health problems and couldn’t do the job. Congrats to an incredible new class.