USATF Masters Hall of Fame tops 200 with 8 in Class of 2013

Magdalena throws spear at 2008 Spokane nationals.

Three masters track stars and five roadies make up the 17th class of the USATF Masters Hall of Fame, which has topped 200 after being founded in 1996. Committees led by Mary Trotto (T&F) and Tom Bernhard (LDR) elected these folks to the Class of 2013: Magdalena Kuehne of California, Ken Baker of New Jersey, Greg Foster of New Jersey (from the track side) and Monica Joyce, Christine Kennedy, Doug Kurtis and old-timers June Machala and Gaylon Jorgensen (from the long-distance side). For the first time in recent memory, no T&F old-timers were named to our virtual Hall of Fame (since we don’t have a physical presence). For more details on the latest class, see this list. The Hall of Fame now has 202 athletes, officials and administrators. You’re eligible if you’ve been involved at least 10 years, which means I’ve been snubbed for the eighth year in a row despite my consistent Top-100 performances in sprints, hurdles and high jump. Wait till next year!

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December 17, 2013

3 Responses

  1. Christel Donley - December 17, 2013

    Let me be the first one to say:
    Magda, you deserve this one!

    I am looking at a photo right here on our wall of Irene Obera, you, Jeannie Daprano
    (Hoagland) myself, and Gretchen Snyder – Melbourne 1987.
    We won the 4 x 100 with you! and then ran the 4×400
    without you…. won both of the relays.

    Also, Congratulations to Ken and Greg!

  2. Bill Zink - December 17, 2013

    Congratulations Ken Baker! Heads up to Ken Stone, the masters rankings page you linked to is a different Ken Baker. Ken last competed in 2008 in the NJ Outdoor Championships.

  3. Ken Stone - December 18, 2013

    Oops, I’ll delete the bad link. Thanks for the heads up!

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