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Winners of the 2012 Annual Awards of the Niagara Track & Field Hall of Fame Announced

The inaugural set of winners of our eight annual awards is published.

Buffalo, NY: The Niagara Track & Field Hall of Fame of Fame proudly presented its inaugural set of new annual awards at our annual awards banquet held at the Holiday Inn - Buffalo Airport in Buffalo, NY on Saturday, 08 September 2012. These awards recognize performances and accomplishments made during the 2011-2012 school year.

The 2012 Niagara Track & Field Hall of Fame of Fame Annual Awards were presented in conjunction with the induction into the Niagara Track & Field Hall of Fame of our Class of 2011 (Walter S. Ashbaugh, Cornell '51; Thomas L. Gage, Cornell '65; David C. Munson, Cornell '06; and James D. Ulrich, coach at Fredonia State University) and Class of 2012 (Mark J. Finucane, St. Francis High School, Athol Springs, NY '74 / East Tennessee State University'79; contributor Dr. Alan L. Jones, Binghamton, NY; Stephen M. Machooka, Cornell '64; and Susan L. Schaefer Morgan, Clarence NY High School '77 / Eastern Kentucky University '81).

The inaugural winners of the 2012 Niagara Track & Field Hall of Fame Annual awards are:

Award Name School Hometown Event
Donald J. Paige Award Jarret Eaton Syracuse U, Syracuse, NY Abington, PA / Abington HS Hurdles
Doriane Lambelet Award Melissa Kurzdorfer Penn State U, State College, PA Lancaster, NY / Lancaster HS Throws
James D. Ulrich Award Sean Bernstein SUNY Oneonta Baldwinsville/ CW Baker Sprints
Jack Tupper Daniels Award Emma Dewart Ithaca College Barker, NY / Barker HS Combined Events
Trenton J. Jackson Award Za-von Watkins Liverpool HS Liverpool, NY Mid-Distance
Cynthia J. Wyatt Award Stephanie Izard Sweet Home HS Amherst, NY Combined Events
Bob Ivory Award William J. Aris Fayetteville-Manlius HS Manlius, NY  
Charles H. Moore Jr. Award Girls Cross Country Team Fayetteville-Manlius HS Manlius, NY  

The Niagara Track & Field Hall of Fame congratulates winners of the inaugural set of our annual awards. This history making set of award winners become the standard against which excellence in Athletics is measured in this region. The eight award winners have indeed set a very high standard.

Nominations for next year's annual awards are being accepted now. Any member of the public may submit a nomination. Self-nominations are welcome.

Preliminary watch lists for the 2012-2013 school year are being compiled by our Annual Awards Committee and will be released near the end of the current Cross Country season. The watch lists will be updated regularly during the indoor and outdoor track and field seasons.

The eight annual awards are:

  • Donald J. Paige Award: Presented annually by the Niagara Track & Field Hall of Fame to the outstanding NCAA Division 1 College Male Athlete of the Year in or from the Niagara Association.
  • Doriane Lambelet Award: Presented annually by the Niagara Track & Field Hall of Fame to the outstanding NCAA Division 1 College Female Athlete of the Year in or from the Niagara Association.
  • James D. Ulrich Award: Presented annually by the Niagara Track & Field Hall of Fame to the outstanding Male College Athlete of the Year from other than NCAA Division I Colleges in or from the Niagara Association.
  • Jack Tupper Daniels Award: Presented annually by the Niagara Track & Field Hall of Fame to the outstanding Female College Athlete of the Year from other than NCAA Division I Colleges in or from the Niagara Association.
  • Trenton J. Jackson Award: Presented annually by the Niagara Track & Field Hall of Fame to the outstanding Male High School Athlete of the Year in the Niagara Association.
  • Cynthia J. Wyatt Award: Presented annually by the Niagara Track & Field Hall of Fame to the outstanding Female High School Athlete of the Year in the Niagara Association.
  • Bob Ivory Award: Presented annually by the Niagara Track & Field Hall of Fame to the outstanding High School Coach of the Year in the Niagara Association.
  • Charles H. Moore, Jr. Award: Presented annually by the Niagara Track & Field Hall of Fame to the outstanding Cross Country Running, Indoor Track and Field, or Outdoor Track and Field High School or College Team of the Year in the Niagara Association.

For more information About the Hall of Fame members for whom the awards are named see: Annual Awards Announcement Press Release

About the Niagara Track & Field Hall of Fame:

Niagara Track & Field Hall of Fame is provisionally chartered by the Regents of the University of the State of New York. The purpose of the Niagara Track & Field Hall of Fame is to recognize those individuals who made significant and outstanding contributions to the Sport of Athletics (including Track & Field, Long Distance Running, Race Walking, and Cross Country Running) while living within the geographic boundaries (New York State West of and including the counties of Oswego, Onondaga, Cortland, and Broome) of the Niagara Association as athletes (including Masters), coaches, and/or administrators (including Competition Officials).

PDF version: Winners of the 2012 Annual Awards Press Release
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