Former Madera High track and field star Kim Young will be inducted into the Madera Athletic Hall of Fame tonight in a ceremony at Madera Municipal Golf course which begins at 6 p.m.
Young graduated in 1988, but her tremendous accomplishments still leave her atop the Central Section record books. She won seven Valley championships her junior and senior seasons, which ranks No. 4 alltime. But she is most remembered for the 1988 season when she captured four individual titles at the section meet. This record was tied last season by Clovis High’s Jenna Prandini, considered the finest girls track and field athlete in section history.
And while Young’s record was tied, it will never be broken as an athlete is only allowed to compete in four events during a meet. Young won the 300-meter hurdles in a time of 43.75 seconds, the 100-meter hurdles in 14.15 while also capturing the long jump with a mark of 18-10-1/2 and the triple jump with a leap of 38-7 feet.
Her versatility as both a hurdler and a jumper make Young probably the second-best girls track athlete in school history behind Kathy Haynes, who was inducted in the first class of the Madera Athletic Hall of Fame.