D.C. Sports activities Corridor of Fame’s 2022 class contains Mark Lerner and Len Elmore


Washington Nationals managing principal proprietor Mark Lerner, Olympic center distance runner Alan Webb and Maryland basketball greats Len Elmore and Christy Winters Scott are among the many members of the D.C. Sports activities Corridor of Fame’s 2022 class. The group of honorees introduced Thursday additionally contains highschool basketball promoter Bob Geoghan, boxer Mark “Too Sharp” Johnson and the 2021 NWSL champion Washington Spirit.

“This distinguished group of honorees elevates the glory roll of the D.C. Sports activities Corridor of Fame,” choice committee chairman Bobby Goldwater stated in a press release. “… Individually and collectively, they signify excellence in sports activities within the nation’s capital.”

The temper of the pregame induction ceremony at Nationals Park on July 31 might depend upon whether or not Juan Soto, the topic of rampant trade speculation forward of the Aug. 2 deadline, remains to be within the house dugout. The Lerner household, which purchased the Nationals from Main League Baseball in 2006 and helped carry a World Sequence title to D.C. in 2019, is exploring a sale of the team.

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Webb, the primary observe athlete to be inducted, broke Jim Ryun’s 36-year-old national high school record within the mile as a senior at South Lakes in 2001. The 2004 Olympian has held the American file within the mile (Three:46.91) since 2007.

Elmore, who earned first-team all-ACC honors as a senior in 1974, stays Maryland’s all-time leading rebounder. Winters Scott, who now serves as a Mystics and Wizards analyst for NBC Sports activities Washington, starred for the Terps after main South Lakes to an undefeated season and the Virginia AAA state title in 1986.

Geoghan, who died in February at 87, “did extra for basketball on this space than any single coach or anybody for serving to the younger folks,” said longtime friend Pink Jenkins. In 1974, Geoghan created the Capital Traditional, an all-star sport that pitted D.C.’s finest towards high highschool basketball gamers from throughout the nation. A Gonzaga graduate, Geoghan co-founded the McDonald’s All-American Video games in 1978 and helped begin the Jordan Model Traditional in 2002.

Johnson, 50, in 1996 grew to become the primary African American to win a world flyweight title. The three-time world champion grew to become the primary fighter born and raised in D.C. to be inducted to the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2012, an honor he known as a “dream come true.”

The Spirit is being acknowledged as a “Crew of Distinction,” following within the title-winning footsteps of the 2018 Capitals and 2019 Nationals and Mystics. Kelley O’Hara’s objective in further time gave the Spirit a 2-1 win over the Chicago Red Stars within the 2021 NWSL championship sport. The triumph capped an unbelievable 9-Zero-Three run to shut the season below interim coach Kris Ward after Richie Burke stepped down in August and was subsequently fired after The Washington Publish detailed allegations against him of verbal and emotional abuse.

“Folks do not know what we’ve all gone by, and the resiliency and perseverance of each single participant is fairly unbelievable,” O’Hara stated.

The D.C. Sports activities Corridor of Fame was established in 1980 however went dormant for a couple of decade beginning round 2001. Nominees for inclusion, as decided by a 14-member choice committee, should have “gained prominence” within the better D.C. space by their achievements in skilled, collegiate, beginner or highschool sports activities as an athlete, coach, proprietor, govt, member of the media or contributor. Honorees’ names are displayed on an indication hanging past the outfield at Nationals Park.

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