2010-03-04 / Local & State

Kim Spriggs Named To Hall Of Fame

Former McConnellsburg track and field star selected for state Hall of Fame
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Kim Spriggs Cameron Kim Spriggs Cameron Even though 25 years have elapsed since Kim Spriggs ran her last race as a member of the McConnellsburg High School track and field squad, she is slated to be honored at the state level this weekend for her sports achievements.

On Saturday, March 6, Spriggs will be inducted into the Pennsylvania Track and Field Hall of Fame, thereby adding one more achievement to her already long list of accomplishments. The special ceremony for Spriggs and other athletes will be conducted during the intermission period of the PA Indoor Track & Field Championship to be held at the Ashenfelter Multi- Sport Facility at Penn State University.

A 1985 graduate of McConnellsburg High School, Spriggs holds a variety of outstanding sports-related accomplishments, including having garnered first-place finishes in the triple jump, long jump and 100- meter hurdle events at the 1984 state track meet. By securing the AA girls trophy, Spriggs’ feat brought home the school district’s first-ever PIAA team championship.

During her track and field career at McConnellsburg, Spriggs earned 13 state medals and seven individual state championships in addition to helping her teammates clinch four District 5 titles, four Lady Spartan Invitational Crowns and a thirdplace team finish at the state level.

Furthermore, to this day, she still has the honor of holding four District 5 records, seven school records and an All-American status for her each of her sophomore, junior and senior years.

Also excelling on the basketball court, Spriggs is touted as having scored 1,615 points for the Lady Spartans basketball team.

Following her graduation from McConnellsburg, Spriggs attended college at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M before transferring to Northwest Missouri State (NWS). At NWS she earned All-American honors in Division II in the triple jump and the 400-meter hurdles.

Spriggs currently resides in Florissant, Mo., with her husband of 20 years, David Cameron, and their three children: Siedah, David Jr. and Myles. She is employed as a branch manager at National City Bank.

Kim Spriggs

1983

. PIAA state champion in 100-

meter hurdles, 14.93 (state record)

1984

. PIAA state champion in 100-meter

hurdles, 14.88 (state record) . PIAA state champion in triple

jump, 37’ 2.25” . PIAA state champion in long jump,

17’ 8.5” . Indoor state champion in 55-

meter hurdles, 8.44 (state

record) . Indoor state champion in triple

jump, 35’3”

1985

. PIAA state champion in 300-meter

hurdles, 43.13 (2nd All-Time AA) . National High School Track All-

American in 300-meter hurdles

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