ARKANSAS TRACK & FIELD HALL OF FAME, 2006 INDUCTEES
Glynn Fields - Little Rock Central (1957-58) and Baylor University (1960-63). In November 2005, Fields was inducted into the Baylor Athletic Hall of Fame. In 1963, he was named Baylor’s Outstanding Track Athlete. He earned 30.5 points in Southwest Conference meets over a 3 year period, 2nd highest total points in Baylor’s track history. In 1963, as the SWC High Point winner with 12 points, he helped Baylor win the SWC Conference Meet by running on the 1st place 440 relay and 3rd place Mile relay teams, and placing 2nd in the 100 and 220 yard dashes. In 1962, as High Point runner-up, he helped Baylor win the SWC Meet, by running on the 1st place 440 and Mile relay teams, and placing 2nd in the 100 and 220-yard dashes. In 1961 and 1962, he was on winning 440 and 880 relay teams at Kansas Relays and Drake Relays. In 1960, Fields was a member of 440 & mile relay teams that set SWC Freshman records of 41.0 and 3:15.5 respectfully. The 440 yard relay team set the world record for freshman in 40.7. In 1960, Fields ran the fastest 440 yard dash in the nation for a freshman in 47.8. In 1957-58, he ran for Little Rock Central’s state championship teams. In 1958, he was a member of the 440 relay team that ran a U.S. top 10 time of 42.9 and a state record setting mile relay time of 3:25.5. When Little Rock Central closed in 1958-59, Fields ran for Southwest DeKalb High School, DeKalb, Georgia. In 1959, he was named the Top High School Track Athlete in the State of Georgia, won the 100 and 440 dashes, and set the Montgomery (AL) Coliseum Relays long jump record at 22’ 9¼” which had stood for approximately 20 years.
Megan Flowers - Ft. Worth, TX and University of Arkansas. In high school, Flowers was a four-time Kinney All-American and twice the Southern region cross country champion in 1989 and 1991. In 1992, Flowers ran for Villanova as a freshman and was 7th at the Big East cross country championships and 67th at the NCAA meet. She qualified for the NCAA championships in the 3000 meters, both indoor and outdoor, placing 10th indoors and earning All-American. In 1994, at the University of Arkansas, Flowers won the SEC cross country championships, placed fourth in the NCAA championships and was named SEC female runner of the year. In 1995, she was SEC Indoor 5000 meter champion and placed third in the NCAA Indoor championships. Flowers finished 11th in the 1995 NCAA cross country championships. She won the SEC 5000 meter indoor title and finished third at the NCAA met in 16:02. She placed second at the SEC outdoor meet, running the 10,000 meters in 35:35. In 1996, Flowers won the SEC 3000 meters in 9:32 and posted a career best of 9:21 at the NCAAs. Outdoors, she posted one the fastest times in the nation at 16.17 in the 5000 meters and was All-SEC and All-American. Career marks were – indoors: Mile – 4:48; 3000 m – 9:21; 5000 m – 16:02 and outdoors: 1500 m – 4:32; 3000 m – 9:21; 5000 m 16:17; 10 K – 35:35. She was 10 times an All-American, 3 times an SEC champion, 7 times All-SEC, 2 times SEC Athlete of the Year, 2 time academic All-American and 1 time SEC cross country champion.
Dennis Fulmer - Conway High School and University of Central Arkansas (1954-58). Fulmer was high point man for Conway High School in the state meet during his junior and senior years when Conway won state championships. Conway won conference all three years during Fulmer’s tenure and he was high point in last two years. In his senior year, he set 12 individual meet, conference and school records. Fulmer was named Outstanding Athlete at 1954 Mid-South Relays in Memphis. He was a member of the UCA track team that won the AIC championship both his sophomore and junior seasons. In 1956, he was high point man, won the 100 yard dash in 9.9 and set a new AIC 220 yard dash record of 21.5. Fulmer was one of three AIC athletes invited to the NAIA Nationals in California. In 1957, he won the 100 yard dash and was on the winning 440 yard relay team. Later, he coached in Jacksonville before returning to Conway as junior high track coach where he coached teams that won district and state titles and were undefeated in 1965. In 1966, he was promoted to senior high track coach with his first cross country team winning state in 1966. Later, he served as football coach and athletic director before entering private business in 1977.
Lance Harter - Texas Tech and University of Arkansas. As a 1972 graduate of Texas Tech, Harter set several school records as a member of the track and cross country teams. Career accomplishments as a coach are numerous. In Indoor track, his Lady Razorback teams won back-to-back conference championships in 2000 and 2001 with their highest national finish at 3rd in 2000. Harter was twice the National Coach of the Year and South Central Region Coach of the year in 2000 and 2001. He coached four of Arkansas’ five NCAA National Champions. In outdoor track, his Lady Razorbacks won back-to-back conference championships in 2000 and 2001 with their best finish at fifth in 2001. Harter was National Coach of the Year in 2000 and South Central Region Coach of the Year in 2000 and 2001. He coached Arkansas’ only two NCAA Outdoor champions. His teams garnered six Division II titles at Cal Poly-SLO. His team achieved the SEC record for team points at a conference meet with 182. In cross country, he coached nine SEC championships, ten NCAA regional titles at the University of Arkansas, eight time SEC Coach of the Year, four time Division I runner-up at Arkansas and eight division titles. His International coaching included 1999 Head Coach for Team USA’s World Championship team, 1992 U.S. Olympic Team Assistant, 1987 Team USA Coach at the World Cross Country Meet and 1985 Team USA Coach at the World Indoor Championships.
Billy Kyser - Camden High School and University of Arkansas. As a Camden all-sports competitor in 1954-1956, Kyser ran the 100 & 220 yard dashes, anchored 440, 880, & mile relays, and broad jumped. As a senior in 1956, he set the AA state meet record in the 220 yard dash in 22.4. At the University of Arkansas, he lettered in track in 1957-1959, ran the 100 and 220 yard dashes and was a member of the 440, 880, and sprint medley relay teams. In 1958, he ran 220 leg on team that won the Sprint Medley Relay at Texas Relays in 1:50.5. His career best for the 100 yard dash was 9.6, competing against Olympic gold-medallist Bobby Morrow at 1958 Texas Relays. Kyser also lettered in football in 1957, 1958, and 1959. He continued to run in 5K and 10K races in the state during the 1970’s and 1980’s.
Derek Russell - Little Rock Central. During his senior year, Russell was an All-America performer in both football and track & field. He led the nation during his junior and senior seasons in the 110 meter high hurdles. In 1986, he posted a 13.4 which was the overall and Meet of Champions record. During his senior season in 1987, Russell posted bests of 10.5 in the 100 meter dash, 21.5 in the 200 meter dash, 13.4 in the 110 meter high hurdles and 37.8 in the 300 intermediate hurdles. Russell when on to finished third in the 1987 Golden West Relays, Sacramento, CA in 13.78.Bill Stephens - Conway High School and University of Central Arkansas. In 1951, Stephens was the AA state hurdles champion and state meet high-point runner-up. He was ranked nationally in the 180 yard low hurdles. At UCA, Stephens won the hurdles in the AIC track meet and was ranked in the NAIA hurdles listings, qualifying to run in the NAIA Championships. From 1963-67, he coached in the Conway Public Schools. From 1956-61, he coached Carlisle to six district titles. As the UCA coach, Stephens’ teams won two AIC titles and he was named three times as AIC and NAIA District 17 Coach of the Year. He coached 12 All-Americans. He coached AIC All-Stars in Mexico in 1979. He oversaw the building of a new track at UCA that was named the Bill Stephens Track. Stephens was involved in high school and college athletics for 43 years and served in the Arkansas state legislature for 22 years.