We asked for your help, and you came through, helping elect track star (and Baylor alum) Michael Johnson into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame! Johnson and the rest of the Hall’s class of 2009 will be inducted August 12 in Chicago; the induction ceremony will be nationally televised on NBC on September 5 at 2 p.m.
Johnson ran track at Baylor from 1987-90, winning a total of five national titles in the 200 meters (indoor 1989 & 1990, outdoor 1990) and 4×400-meter relay (indoor and outdoor 1990). He went on to claim four Olympic gold medals, claiming top honors in the 4×400 relay (1992), the 200 meters (1996) and the 400 meters (1996 & 2000). He won the Sullivan Award as the nation’s outstanding amateur athlete in 1996 and was elected to the U.S. Track & Field Hall of Fame in 2004.
Sic ’em, Michael Johnson!