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Lonnie Greene Named to Arkansas Track & Field Hall of Fame Class of 2024

Lonnie Greene Named to Arkansas Track & Field Hall of Fame Class of 2024

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky Director of Cross Country/Track & Field and Head Coach Lonnie Greene was inducted into the Arkansas Track & Field Hall of Fame Class of 2024 on Friday as part of the 29th class to be enshrined.

The announcement was made at a banquet in North Little Rock, Arkansas. In addition to Greene, seven other coaches connected to the Arkansas track & field community were honored.

“It’s such an honor to be recognized for this award,” said Greene. “I’m blessed to have spent a lot of quality time with the Arkansas Track & Field program, student-athletes, and staff while in Fayetteville and I’m grateful for the moments we spent achieving great things and what they have done to get me to where I am today.”

The Arkansas Track and Field Hall of Fame began honoring athletes in 1995 and is dedicated to recognizing Arkansans whose performances and contributions have distinguished them in the world of track and field. Its mission is to honor and recognize persons who have made significant contributions to the sports of track and field and cross country in the state of Arkansas and recognize and encourage Arkansas high school track athletes who have excelled in performance and /or academics.

The Arkansas Track and Field Hall of Fame traditionally has its induction banquet on the first Friday in June, with the event serving as an annual celebration of Arkansas track and field. Over the years, Olympians, outstanding coaches, and track officials have been celebrated. In addition, the annual banquet also recognizes and furthers the sport’s future by including and honoring some of the state’s top high school performers from that year.

Greene spent 16 seasons at the University of Arkansas starting in 1996 serving as an assistant coach with the women’s program for four years before being promoted to associate head coach in 2000 overseeing the sprints, hurdles, horizontal jumps, and multi events.

Greene brought great success to the Razorback track and field program earning multiple USTFCCCA coaching awards including being named USTFCCCA National Assistant Coach of the Year in 2004.

With the Razorbacks, Greene coached four student-athletes to five NCAA event titles, 36 athletes who earned 114 All-America honors, 16 Southeast Conference champions, two Southeastern Conference Runners of the Year, an SEC co-Freshman Runner of the Year, and two USTFCCCA South Central Region Runners of the Year.

Arkansas finished in the top-25 at both the NCAA Women’s Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field Championships in five of the last six seasons of his tenure. The Razorbacks finished fourth in 2011 and tied for fifth in the 2012 NCAA Indoor Championships while posting three top-15 finishes in the NCAA Outdoor Championships.

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