Hall of Fame Inductees, by Year . Search by Name

1999

Alden "Aldie" Johnson - Lincoln

Amy Stephens - Alliance

Bill Olson - Omaha Northwest

Bob Gratopp - Geneva

Chris Leigh Thomas - Platteview

Dick Davis - Omaha North

Don Lee - Omaha

Enid Schonewise - Beatrice

Ethan Lee Todd - Grant

George "Bus" Knight - Jackson

Gregg Olson - Omaha Northwest

Joe di Natale - North Platte

Karen Dahlgren Schonewise - Bertrand

Larry Coorts - Adams

Larry Station - Omaha Central

Lloyd Hahn - Falls City

Mel Harder - Omaha Tech

Ray Novak - Omaha Tech

Vince Aldrich - Lincoln Pius X

Athlete.  A 1973 graduate of Boys Town High School, this sturdy, exciting athlete set the standards for high school track & field in an era when more multiple-races were permitted by high school authorities. Barney Hill became the first back-to-back Class A cross country champion in 1971 and 1972. Perhaps his cross country exploits showed what he could do if allowed to run more than one distance race in track. In 1973, he accomplished a very rare triple victory in the state track meet: winning gold medals in the 880-yard run, the mile run and the two mile run. He won the mile title two years in a row. The times recorded for Barney Hill are still very high on the all-time lists for both the half-mile and the mile.