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ARKANSAS TRACK & FIELD HALL OF FAME, 1997 INDUCTEES

Clyde Horton
Horton coached Little Rock Central to 8 state track & field championships and 14 state cross country titles during his 24-year tenure as head coach.He coached Ft. Smith Jr. High to state championship in 1954.He was named Arkansas High School Track Coach of the Year four times, National High School Athletic Coaches Association District V Coach of the Year three times, and was elected into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame in 2000.In 1979, he served as a staff coach for sprints, hurdles, and relays at the U.S. Olympic Development facility.

Al Joyner
Joyner became the first American in 80 years to win an Olympic Gold Medal in the triple jump when he accomplished the feat during the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games. He and his sister, Jackie, became the first brother-sister teammates in American history to medal in the same Olympic Games.This Arkansas State University graduate was a three-time All-American and four-time Southland Conference champion in the triple jump.He placed 8th in the 1983 World Championships in Helsinki and received the Jim Thorpe Award in 1984 as the top field event performer in the United States.

Ted Lloyd
Lloyd coached Harding University to 39 Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference championships in track & field and cross country and 32 NAIA District 17 titles.He coached 6 NAIA national champions and 75 NAIA All-Americans.Lloyd served as the first president of the Arkansas Track Coaches Association, president of the NAIA Track Coaches Association, and board member of USATF Arkansas.He coached the first Arkansas athlete to break the for-minute mile when Jim Crawford ran 3:59.6 in 1970.

Earl Quigley
Quigley served as head coach at Little Rock Central High School for football, basketball, track & field, and baseball with an overall career record of 760 wins, 190 loses and 11 ties.As head track & field coach, he led the Tigers to18 consecutive state track & field championships, the second longest streak in the nation, and an overall record of 98-2 that included 97 straight wins.Later, Coach Quigley was named Athletic Director and in 1957, Tiger Stadium was renamed Quigley Stadium to honor his outstanding contributions to high school athletics.

Carl Steward
This Bald Knob native and University of Central Arkansas graduate has officiated track & field meets for over 40 years and established himself as one of the best in state history.He was the first UCA athlete to break the two-minute half mile when he ran 1:57.7.During his career, he has served as meet referee or starter for the high school state championships, Meet of Champions, AIC championships and the Southwest Conference championships.He was the first Chairman of Officials for USATF Arkansas and was the individual primarily responsible for improving the knowledge and certifying a team of officials that met the required standards to host a NCAA championship.

 

 

 

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