El Paso, Texas – Alabama A&M Head Track and Field Coach Kim Turner Seals was inducted in the 11th class of the University of Texas El-Paso Athletics Hall of Fame on Friday, Oct. 5th, at the Larry K. Durham Center Hall of Champions.
Seals was chosen among other three sports athletes who represented the class of 2012 to join an elite group of Miner alums.
“After 30 years, it’s amazing how people remember you from your alma mater. It always a great feeling to see old friends,” commented Seals. “I am over joyed to be inducted in the class of 2012, at UTEP.”
The 15 year coach became only the fifth female in school history to win a NCAA crown when she claimed the 100-meter hurdles title at the 1984 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The seven-time All-American won two silver medals at the NCAA Championships in the 60m hurdles (1982 indoors) and the 100m hurdles (1983 outdoors). She also took the medal stand with third-place finishes in the 100m hurdles (1982 outdoors) and 60m hurdles (1983 indoors).
Seal set the school record in the 60 meter hurdles in 1981 with a time of 8.30, which was later broken in 2012. In 1981 and 1983, she posted the fastest time in school history in the 100 meter hurdles, crossing the finish line with a time of 12.95 seconds. Seals won a bronze medal in the 100 meter hurdles at the 1984 Olympics.
During the ceremony Seals along with the class of 2012 was honored during the Oct. 6 football game against SMU.
Courtesy Alabama A&M Media Relations