Steve Scott - Middle Distance (Inducted 2002)
Born May 5, 1956
One of the greatest milers in history, Steve Scott won the U.S. menís 1,500m title six times and the U.S. Indoor mile crown four times. He is perhaps best known for having run 136 sub-4-minute miles in his career, more than any other athlete in the world. Track & Field News ranked Scott #1 in the U.S. on 10 occasions, and 11 times during his career he was ranked in the top ten in the world by T&FN. The NCAA 1,500m champion as a senior at the University of California-Irvine in 1978, Scott went on to win the 1980 Olympic Trials, but he did not compete at the Olympics in Moscow due to the U.S. boycott of the Games. Scott competed in the 1984 and 1988 Olympics finishing 10th and fifth, respectively. The silver medalist in the 1,500 meters at the inaugural IAAF World Outdoor Championships at Helsinki in 1983, Scott owns the U.S. Outdoor mile record of 3:47.69 (1982) and U.S. Indoor records in the mile (3:51.8-1981) and 2000 meters (4:58.6-1981). Scott currently is the head track and cross country coach at Cal State San Marcos.