Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Powell, Kingdom Track Hall Inductees; Arkansas Coach, Santee, Fuchs, Wolcott, Brown among Others Honored

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Powell, Kingdom Track Hall Inductees; Arkansas Coach, Santee, Fuchs, Wolcott, Brown among Others Honored

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Byline: JEFF ELLIOTT

Track and field legends Mike Powell and Roger Kingdom, along with University of Arkansas coach John McDonnell, were the most notable of seven people inducted into the National Track & Field Hall of Fame Thursday night in front of a sellout crowd of more than 1,000 at the Hyatt Hotel.

The Hall of Fame ceremonies as well as the announcement of the Jesse Owens Awards winners for 2005 were part of the festivities that took place in conjunction with USATF's 2005 annual meeting that runs through Sunday.

Other inductees Thursday were Olympic distance runner Wes Santee, shot putter Jim Fuchs, former hurdles world record holder Fred Wolcott and one of America's best woman's shot putters, Earlene Brown.

Powell set the standard for the long jump of 29 feet, 4 1/2 inches at the 1991 World Outdoor Championship in Tokyo in a grueling two-man dual with Carl Lewis. Powell's world mark that day was the first time anyone had beaten Lewis in the long jump in 10 years. …

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