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Banks Elected To USA Track & Field Hall Of Fame
By: UCLA Athletics

Oct. 15, 1999

Willie Banks, one of the all-time great jumpers in UCLA track and field history and a former world-record holder in the triple jump, has been elected to the USA Track & Field Hall of Fame.

Joining Banks are Charles Moore, 70, who during his competitive days set a world-record in the 400m hurdles and was the 1952 Olympic champion, Bill Rodgers, 51, a former American record-holder and a four-time winner of both the prestigious Boston and New York City marathons and the late Larry Ellis, a former president of USA Track & Field and coach at Princeton for 22 years.

Banks, 43, was one of the greatest triple jumpers during the 1980s and set the world record in 1985. He was a member of three Olympic teams and represented the U. S. internationally 18 times. He had his best moment on June 16, 1985 when he set a world record of 58-11 1/2 at the national championships in Indianapolis, IN. Banks attended UCLA and was twice (1977 & '78) runnerup in the NCAA Championships. Banks set his first American record in 1981 and increased that record six more times before the end of his career. He was a member of the 1980, '84 and '88 Olympic teams.

There are now 180 inductees into the USA Track & Field Hall of Fame, located in the RCA Dome in Indianapolis. The 21st annual Hall of Fame ceremonies will take place in Los Angeles on Dec. 2.

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