Inception and History
In 1993, University of Delaware Track and Field Coach, Jim Fischer, proposed establishing a Hall of Fame
to honor the people that had brought fame and recognition to the State of Delaware through participation
in track and field. On January 24, 1994, Tom Fort called to order the initial meeting of the Delaware
Track and Field Hall of Fame organizing committee. Others in attendance were: Jim Fischer, Bill Crowther,
Jim Flynn, Bob Siemen, Tom Hickman, Bob Neylan, Bruce Hubbard and Bill Martin.
From this beginning,
after several meetings, came the establishment of the Delaware Track and Field Hall of Fame, organized
to perpetuate the memory of Track and Field and Cross Country athletes who have brought lasting fame and
recognition to the state and others who have made significant contributions to the sport. Others involved
in those early meetings were: Bill Thomson, Anne Thomson, Spencer Henry, Rod Lambert, Larry Pratt, Joe Burden
and Kevin Tresolini. In addition, George Johnson and Bill Gerow provided valuable assistance based on their
long term involvement in Delaware track and field.
At that meeting, the following were elected to be the first set of officers for the new organization:
1st Vice President
2nd Vice President
By August 27, 1994, the following had been added to the Board:
The by-laws were adopted on April 18, 1994 and amended on September 6, 1994.
The first induction ceremony was held at Brandywine Terrace on Tuesday, November 22, 1994 and honored
the Charter members inducted into the Delaware Track and Field Hall of Fame, as follows:
Reverend Joseph Beattie
The induction ceremonies are held the Tuesday before Thanksgiving each year.
1994 Hall of Fame Inductees
1995 Hall of Fame Inductees
1996 Hall of Fame Inductees
1997 Hall of Fame Inductees