Former ASU T&F Standouts Frazier, Nelson Inducted 2 Hall of Fame

Herman Frazier and Lynn Nelson Stott will be inducted into the Arizona Runner’s Hall of Fame in November

Former Arizona State track and field standouts Herman Frazier and Lynn Nelson Stott will be inducted into the Arizona Runner’s Hall of Fame on Sunday, Nov. 4, at the 3TV Phoenix 10K and Half Marathon.

Frazier and Stott join American legend Jesse Owens and former Paradise Valley Community College head David Barney as the four who will be honored for their significant contributions to the sport of running in the state.

Frazier is a legendary former Arizona State University athlete and administrator.  As a student, Frazier was an eight-time All-American in track and field.  He was a three time WAC Champion in the 440y/400-meter runs and also a part of six conference champion relays.   Frazier was the 1977 400m NCAA Champion and was a part of the 1976 4×400-meter NCAA Championship-winning relay.

In 1976, he performed on the world stage as the leadoff runner on the 4 x 400 USA relay team, which took home the gold medal from the Montreal Olympics – becoming the fifth Sun Devil to win gold in track and field at the Olympic Games.

After graduating, Frazier remained at Arizona State, first as a graduate assistant for track and field, then as assistant director of events and facilities.  He finished a 23-year career with the Sun Devils as the senior associate athletics director for business operations.

In 2004, Frazier was selected Chef De Mission for the USA Olympic team that competed in Athens.  Frazier is currently deputy athletics director/chief of staff at Syracuse University.

Stott (who was Lynn Nelson during her collegiate years) is an Arizona State University graduate who won the Phoenix 10K that she will be honored at in 2002.   Stott is an Olympic athlete who competed in the 1988 Seoul games and was selected as an alternate for the 1996 Atlanta games.

At Arizona State, Stott set school records at 5,000 and 10,000 meters during her time as a Sun Devil and still sits fifth and sixth on the all-time performance lists in those events, respectively.  She was the 1984 Western Collegiate Conference champion at 10,000 meters and swept the 1985 conference titles at 3,000 and 5,000 meters and was a 1984 All-American at 5,000 meters.

After a couple of knee and foot operations, Stott had to give up running, but now competes in mountain biking. Stott lives in Boise, Idaho, where she manages a web design and development business.Frazier, Stott, Barney and a daughter of Jesse Owens are expected to be at the 3TV Phoenix 10K and Half Marathon to be honored. They are available for media interviews leading up to the race.

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