Minnesota Track & Field Hall of Fame Banquet

USATF Minnesota invites you to attend the thirteenth 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. Three individuals will be included as 2016 Inductees and have been elected from a list of candidates by a voting group of well-qualified individuals.

The 2015 Inductees are:
Veteran Athlete: Tom Langenfeld 
Elite Athletes: Lynn Nelson Stott and Debbie Thometz Leyden 

The induction includes dinner, recognition and presentation of awards to our 2016 honorees.

When:    Friday, February 19, 2016. Social Hour 6:00 PM, 6:45 PM Pasta Buffet Dinner, 7:30 PM Introductions and Presentation of Awards

Where:    Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road, Maple Grove, MN  55369. 763.495.6500

Cost:    $10.00 per person.

RSVP by February 15 to Tim Zbikowski, 763.420.4357 or timzib@cpinternet.com

Make checks payable to USATF Minnesota and mail to:

Hall of Fame c/o Tim Zbikowski
11270 East French Lake Road
Maple Grove, MN  55369 

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.