Conway Named to USA Track and Field Hall of Fame
Two time Olympic Medalist and former Ragin' Cajun track and field star Hollis Conway has been named as one of seven inductees to the USA Track and Field Hall of Fame, it was announced Tuesday.
Conway won the silver medal in the high jump in the Seoul Olympics in 1988 and the bronze medal in Barcelona in 1992..
While at U(S)L, Conway was a six time All-American and three time NCAA champion. His outdoor record of 2.38m from 1989 still stands as does his mark of 2.36m at that years NCAA indoor meet. Conway was ranked #1 in the high jump in the US for seven straight years.
A six-time NCAA All-American and three-time NCAA champ State (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette) his NCAA outdoor record of 2.38m from 1989 still stands, as does his mark of 2.36m at that year’s NCAA indoor meet. He was ranked No. 1 in the U.S. for seven straight years from 1988-94, with back-to-back World No. 1 rankings from 1990-91. Conway recorded 76 jumps over 2.29m., 29 jumps over 2.33m and three jumps over 2.38m.
A longtime member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Conway is now an area director of FCA and a motivational speaker. Conway and his wife Charlotte recently celebrated their 24th wedding anniversary.
The group will be honored Thursday evening, Oct. 29, at USATF’s Black Tie & Sneakers Gala, hosted at the Armory Track & Field Center in New York City.