Former 100-meter record holder Smith joining hall

Updated: November 21, 2007, 11:39 AM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- Former 100-meter world record holder Calvin Smith, two-time Olympian Jane Frederick and three others will be inducted into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame next month.

Also chosen were 1936 Olympic decathlon winner Glenn Morris, shot-put champion George Woods and longtime UCLA coach Elvin C. "Ducky" Drake.

Smith set the 100-meter record of 9.93 seconds in 1983, breaking the 9.95 mark of Jim Hines that had stood for 15 years. Carl Lewis topped Smith's mark with a 9.92 run in 1988.

Smith won a gold meal in the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles as part of the 4x100m relay as he, Lewis, Sam Graddy and Ron Brown set the then-world record of 37.83. Smith also won the 100 meters bronze medal at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.

Frederick won the U.S. heptathlon national title a record nine times and was a two-time Olympian in the pentathlon and heptathlon, with a best finish of seventh at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal.

Morris won the gold medal at the 1936 Games with a world record total of 7,900 points -- 7,254 on current scoring tables -- and was the 1936 AAU Sullivan Award winner. He died in 1974.

Woods was a three-time Olympian, winning the silver medal in the shot put in 1968 and 1972. He also won the USA indoor shot put title four times and set six world indoor records, with five of them coming in 1974.

Drake was the coach at UCLA from 1947-64. Among his pupils were Rafer Johnson, who won the gold medal in the decathlon at the 1960 Olympics in Rome, edging teammate C.K Yang. Drake died in 1988.

The ceremony will be held Dec. 1 in Honolulu.


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