WSU announces its 2017 athletics hall of fame class

WSU’s 2017 athletics hall of fame class is heavy on women and track and field athletes

The Washington State athletics 2017 athletics hall of fame class announced Tuesday will include one Olympic gold medal winner, two former U.S. track and field champions, a former Cincinnati Bengal, and a pioneer in Cougars’ women’s athletics.

This year’s class is heavy on track athletes and women.

Four women, two men, and the 1968 men’s track and field team will be inducted into the WSU athletics hall of fame this fall. The induction dinner will be held on Sept. 22 at the Davenport Grand Hotel in Spokane, and the inductees will be introduced at halftime of the WSU-Nevada football game on Sept. 23.

Dominique Arnold, who ran track at WSU from 1994-96, won the 1996 NCAA 110m hurdles title and, in 2006, went on to win the USA Outdoor National Championship and attain a No. 5 world ranking. In 2006, Arnold also set an American record with a 12.90 performance in the 110m hurdles. In 2005, Arnold held a No. 1 world ranking in the 55m, 60m and 110m hurdles events.

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Sue Durrant coached volleyball and basketball at WSU from 1963-82 and is considered a pioneer of Cougars’ women’s athletics. She was a driving force in WSU’s Title IX lawsuit to fight for gender equity in the state of Washington and nationally, and over the years, she has earned numerous honors for her work in women’s athletics.

Mike Kinkade lettered in baseball at WSU from 1992-95 and set school records for hits (304), runs (230) and doubles (75). He also won a gold medal as a member of the U.S. Olympic Team at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Kinkade was a ninth round draft selection by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 1995 MLB draft, and he played six seasons in the major leagues.

Marcia Miles was a four-year basketball letter winner at WSU from 1982-86, and she finished her Cougars career second in scoring (1,485…

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