Eugene, OR - On Monday, June 6 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Hult Center, ESPN’s John Anderson will host the first U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Hall of Fame Induction. This event will celebrate 30 athletes and will look back at the amazing collegiate careers of these athletes via video tributes, roundtable panel discussions and special guest appearances. Familiar names like Jackie Joyner, Carl Lewis, Jesse Owens, Sally Kipyego, Steve Prefontaine and many more will be recognized.  

This inaugural class features 30 athletes representing 25 different institutions. As a group, the Class of 2022 compiled 205 national collegiate individual titles, 99 world records, and 19 Olympic gold medals as collegians.

700 Free tickets are available for anyone interested in attending the induction of the first class into the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Hall of Fame. The onsite event will be free and open to the public and can also be accessed worldwide via YouTube live webcast.

USTFCCCA Contact: Sam Seemes, CEO,, 504-599-8900


The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) is a non-profit professional organization representing cross country and track & field coaches of all levels. The organization represents thousands of coaching members encompassing NCAA track & field programs (DI, DII, and DIII) and includes members representing the NAIA and NJCAA, as well as a number of state high school coaches associations. The USTFCCCA serves as an advocate for cross country and track & field coaches, providing a leadership structure to assist the needs of a diverse membership, serving as a lobbyist for coaches’ interests, and working as a liaison between the various stakeholders in the sports of cross country and track & field.