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Hudson County Track & Field Hall of Fame

2015:
Kevin Thompson – North Bergen HS / East Carolina University
David J. Wall III – Dickinson High School
Daria Filipovic' – St. Dominic Academy / Cornell University

2013:
Mia Campo (St. Mary's HS / Seton Hall Univ.) - Champion middle distance runner in HS and College.
Julio Lopez (Memorial HS / Univ. of Tenn.) - Distance standout and long time highly succesful coach at Memorial HS.
Matt Hogan (Hudson Catholic HS / St. Peter's College) - Distance runner and succesful coach at McNair Academic HS.

2012:
Tom Downes (Hudson Catholic / Manhattan College) – Distance great, marathoner.
Katie Kopacz (Holy Family Academy / St. Peter’s College) – Collegiate distance great.

2011:
Pete Simigan (Bayonne / Villanova Univ. / NYAC) – Champion 440 and 880 runner.

2010:
Anthony Campbell (Snyder / St. Augustine’s College / NJCU) – HS county record holder and champion sprinter.
Ed Jones (Lincoln) – Champion HS sprinter. Member of the US Indoor Record Sprint Medley Relay.

2009:
Michael Burgess - Long time successful championship coach for St. Peter's Prep.
Isidro Pimental (Snyder HS, Georgetown University) - High school state champion and collegiate championship middle distance star. Also holder of numerous Dominican Republic National Records.

2008:
Thornton Smith (Dickinson HS, University of Pittsburgh, US Army) - Member of Ram's state championship XC team. University of Pittsburgh IC4A XC Championship team. Successful runner on US Army squad.
Ernesto Tolentino (St. Michael's, Seton Hall University) - State Champion 800 runner while in high school. Member of famed St. Michael's DMR Championship of America team at Penn Relays. Member of Seton Hall's National Championship 2 mile relay.

2007:
Al Adams (St. Michaels, Villanova University) - High school mile champion and member of the world record 2-mile relay at Villanova University.
Louise Black (Lincoln HS, Rutgers University) - Nationally ranked 880 runner for the New York PAL.
Mark Wright (Bayonne, Johnson C. Smith College) - Outstanding all-around high school athlete. High School and collegiate record high jumper.

2006:
Cheri Selby Pearson (St. Dominic Academy, Northeastern University) - Six time 400 meter medalist at the NJ Meet of Champions.

2005:
Cesar Gaudin (Union Hill HS) - One of the most decorated distance runners in County History.

2004:
Judy Davis - State champion sprinter for Lincoln High School. College sprint champion & All-American at NJCSU.
Larry Odoms - Highly successful boys and girls coach of Snyder High School.

2003:
Felix Olivo (Secaucus High School, Monmouth University) - Distance great in high school and college.
Larry Ross (Lincoln High School, Adelphi University) - Top sprinter. Member of world indoor mile relay record.
Liane Sullivan Rae (St. Dominic Adademy, Portland State University) - Outstanding all-around HS performer. Distance runner.

2002:
Paul Lenczuk - Hudson Catholic Coach.
Rich Treonze - Bayonne HS Coach. Long time officer of the HCTCA.

2001:
Elizabeth Duarte (Kearny HS, Seton Hall University) - Distance great.
Mike Rowan - Jersey Journal track & field reporter for 3 decades.
Joe Weber (Kearny HS) - High School Cross Country All-American.

2000:
Tim Henkel (Secaucus HS, Bucknell University) - Champion sprinter and jumper.
Yolanda Perez (Union Hill) - Champion sprinter and high jumper.

1999:
John Graham (Emerson HS) - State Champion sprinter.
Kevin Hennessey (St. Aloysius HS, Seton Hall University) - Middle Distance great.
John Nagel - St. Dominic Academy Coach.

1997:
Donald Bozzone - Co-founder of the HCTCA. Long time Emerson HS coach. Bergen Junior College Coach.
Al Long (Hudson Catholic, St. John's University) - Distance great.

1995:
Eugene Mancino, Jr. (North Bergen HS, Princeton University) - Champion weight event competitor.

1994:
Jim Cifelli - Kearny HS Coach.
Dave Law (Snyder HS) - Champion high school sprinter. National NAIA sprint champion.

1993:
Jack Armour (Lincoln HS) - World ranked 800 meter competitor.
John Hayes (Bayonne) - 1908 Olympic Marathon Champion.

1992:
Lucielle Sheldrick Daletto (Union Hill) - National record holder. First State Champion female cross country runner from Hudson County.
Ira Wolfe (North Bergen HS) - Weight coach. US Olympic Team Assistant coach. Junior National Team.
Laura Wronski (Kearny HS, Rutgers University) - Champion distance runner.

1991:
Leon Bailey - Long time Snyder HS coach. High School, National, International, & Olympic Official.
Manuel Silverio (North Bergen, Manhattan College) - Champion weight event competitor.

1990:
George Buttner (Bayonne HS) - Outstanding AAU runner. Long time Bayonne HS Coach.
Dante DiDomenico (Bayonne HS, University of Wyoming) - Distance great. Snyder HS Coach. Long time Bayonne recreation track & field director. Former Jersey City Schools meet director.
Brian Guaschino (North Bergen, University of Tennessee) - High School All-American 880 runner and collegiate competitor.
Silverio Vega (Memorial HS, University of Tennessee) - High School All-American cross country runner.

1989:
Stan Fryczynski - HCTCA co-founder. Track & field administrator. Official. Coach for Holy Family, St. Dominic, St. Peter's, & Secaucus high schools. Club coach of Jersey A.C.
Ian Pyka (Bayonne HS, Univeristy of Maryland) - Shot put champion.
Bob Short (St. Michael's HS) - High school sprint champion. Long time coach of St. Al's High School and St. Peter's College.
Peter Wilson (Bayonne HS) - Champion runner. Long time coach and official.

1988:
George Sexton (St. Michael's HS) - Distance great.
Al Stancil (Bayonne HS) - State Champion in Shot, Discus, and Long Jump. AAU Decathalon Champion.

1987:
John Courtney (St. Michael's) - Champion sprinter. High School, National, International, & Olympic Official.
Keith Davis (Lincoln HS, Adelpi University) - Ranked sprinter. Club and college coach.
Bob Van Zanten (Memorial HS) - Coach. Co-founder of the HCTCA.

1986:
Ed Carney (St. Michael's) - Distance great.
Tom Finn (St. Michael's, Jersey City) - Coach.
George Ramming (Union Hill) - Champion discus thrower.

1985:
Bob Chisholm (Kearny HS) - State & National distance champion.
Tom Gerrity - Ferris HS, Snyder HS, and Jersey City State College Coach.
Bill Persichetty (Dickinson HS, Fordham University) - Middle distance star.
Chet Phillips - Coach of many Hudson County schools. Champion sprinter.

1984:
Al Bundies - Hudson County AAU Commissioner.
Clair Burch (Dickinson HS) - Coach.
Ed Grant - Jersey Journal, Star Ledger, & New Jersey Track Reporter.
Harry Ronnie (Kearny HS) - State Champion. Ran on world ranked relays.
Deotis Taylor (Dickinson HS) - State & National hurdler.

1983:
Wes Joiner (Dickinson HS) - Shot Put Champion.
Tom Muir (North Bergen HS) - Coach.
Charlie Slade (Lincoln HS) - Champion sprinter, hurdler, and long jumper.
Mario Treoneze (Assumption AAU, Bayonne HS) - Coach.

1982:
Henry Fredericksen (Emerson HS) - State Champion distance runner.
Tom Mitchell (Lincoln, St. Peter's) - Coach.
Bill Reid - High School, National, International, & Olympic Official.

1981:
George Bauman (Dickinson HS) - Coach.
Lou Lepis (Dickinson HS) - State & AAU weight champion.
Bill Payne (Lincoln HS) - Coach.
Herbert Thompson (Dickinson HS) - World ranked sprinter.

1980:
Kearny Board of Education - Special induction for services rendered to the HCTCA.
John Kopil (Bayonne HS) - Schoolboy distance great.
Hosea Smith (Lincoln) - State ranked sprinter and Penn Relay Champion.

1979:
Charlie Mays (Lincoln HS) - Olympian long jumper.
Bob Rodenkirchen (Dickinson HS) - World ranked sprinter.
Ollie Sax (Kearny HS) - State Champion sprinter.
Angelo Sinisi (Memorial HS) - State Champion sprinter and hurdler.
Charlie Wells (Lincoln HS) - State Champion and world ranked sprinter.

1978:
Al Blozis (Dickinson HS) - National & Penn Relay Weight Champion.
Ray Erwry (Bayonne) - Olympic Champion Jumper.
Hal Jardine (Kearny HS) - Coach.
Butch McDonough (Hudson Dispatch) - Track & Field Writer.
Andy Stanfield (Lincoln HS) - Olympic Sprint Champion.

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