track and field

track and field

Willie Steele

Inducted in 1958. Willie Steele won the Olympic gold medal in the long jump in the 1948 games in London with a leap of 25 feet 8 inches.

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Willie Banks

Inducted under Track and Field in 1988, Willie Banks was a popular Oceanside High and UCLA grad who set a triple jump world record of 58 feet, 11-1/2 inches in June 1985, the first American to hold

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Steve Scott

Inducted in 2008, Steve Scott — known for the longest time as “the American mile record holder for life” — was inducted into the USA Track and Field Hall of Fame six years ago in Indianapolis.

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Gail Devers

Inducted in 2006, Gail Devers, a two-time Olympic gold medalist in the 100 meters, is the first African-American woman named to the Breitbard Hall of Fame.

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Bob Larsen

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It didn’t happen, but it could have.

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Billy Mills

Inducted in 1970. Billy Mills scored one of the great upsets in Olympic history by winning the 10,000 meters in 1964 at Tokyo; the first American to win that event.

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Arnie Robinson

Inducted in 1985. Arnie Robinson, a native San Diegan, was one of the best long jumpers in U.S. Track and Field history.

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