Tim Katona

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Tim showed early promise as a trackman in elementary school and Junior Olympic competition. In high school he competed in sprints, hurdles, and relays with great success. When the 330-Intermediate Hurdles event was introduced in 1973, Coach Gerry Breslin recognized him as a natural for the event because of his ability to alternate steps as he approached each hurdle. He was undefeated in that event throughout the League and Championship season. He capped his high school career with a victory in the State Championship Meet.

He competed as a member of the University of Pennsylvania track team for two years; and was a member of Penn’s 1974 Ivy League Championship Team. He gave up the sport to concentrate on academics in 1975, nd became a Dean’s List Student. He graduated from Penn in 1977 and is now a successful electrical engineer for the Sperry-Univac Company in Southern California.

Categories: 1981 Hall of Fame