PISCATAWAY, N.J. (October 31, 2013) -- Rutgers track & field’s Sam Segond and the 1970 men’s sprint medley team will be introduced as the newest members of the Rutgers Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday, Nov. 2nd, when the football team takes on Temple.
Also joining Segond and the 1970 sprint medley team as members of the Class of 2013 are women’s basketball, WNBA All-Star and WNBA champion Tammy Sutton-Brown, baseball record holder Bobbie Brownlie, football standout Tom Holmes, two-time All-American and Olympian women’s rower Maite Urtasun and the 1970 men’s track & field sprint medley national championship team.
Sam Segond was a three-time NCAA First Team All-American in the discus and took home six BIG EAST championships for the Rutgers men’s track and field team during his Scarlet Knight career. He led RU to its first ever BIG EAST Outdoor Championship and IC4A Indoor and Outdoor Team Championships in 2005.
Segond brought home eight All-BIG EAST honors, including winning four BIG EAST discus titles and earning conference titles in the shot put and weight throw. He also earned All-East recognition eight times as a three-time IC4A discus champion and IC4A shot put title holder.
During his career, Segond set the school record in the shot put (61’ 8.25”) along with RU, BIG EAST and IC4A records in the discus (199’ 8.5’’).
1970 Men’s Track and Field Sprint Medley Team
John Herma, Jim Smith, Tom Ulan and Robert Kerr comprised the Rutgers sprint medley relay team that captured the Scarlet Knights’ first track national championship.
In 1970, the Scarlet Knight quartet won gold at the AAU Championship at Madison Square Garden. Coached by the late Les Wallach, the Scarlet Knights captured the winning time of 1:53.4, surpassing competitors that included former Olympians, post-graduates and non-collegiate track runners.
Tom Ulan ran the 440 yard leg, John Herma ran the 100 yard leg, Jim Smith ran the 220 yard leg and Rob Kerr ran the 300 yard leg.
In the same year, the Rutgers relay team also captured the mile relay title at the prestigious Baltimore Sun Paper Games Indoor Track Meet.
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