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Autumn 2004 | Volume 27, Number 4 | Athletics

Five More Athletes Will Join the Falcon Legends Hall of Fame at Homecoming

members to the Falcon Legends Hall of Fame, all representing Seattle Pacific University athletics in the 1970s and 1980s, will be inducted during Homecoming Weekend, February 3–5.

A midday luncheon February 4 in Upper Gwinn Commons will mark the return to campus of a handful of former athletes who helped put SPU on the national map in terms of athletics. In addition, the late C. Hoyt Watson, Seattle Pacific’s president from 1926 to 1959, will be recognized with the Hall of Fame’s second Lifetime Achievement Award.

Laurel Anderson Tindall (1974–75) transferred to Seattle Pacific from the University of Washington and instantly transformed the inaugural gymnastics team into a national power. She was a six-time All-American as an athlete and has guided the SPU program to three national team titles in 29 years as coach.

Lorna Griffin (1977–78), a specialist in the shot put and discus, was a two-time member of the Olympic track and field team and a three-time All-American. Her school record discus mark of 180 feet, 3 inches has never been threatened.

Bente Moe (1985–89) ran in two Olympic marathons for Norway and won a total of five NCAA individual crowns in cross country and distance running on the track as a Falcon. She remains the holder of the Division II record for the 10,000 meters.

Bruce Raney (1978–81) is the all-time scoring king of SPU men’s soccer with 68 goals in four seasons. Sergio Soriano (1978–81) was the fearless, acrobatic goalkeeper who still holds records for saves. Raney and Soriano got the winning goal and shutout, respectively, as Seattle Pacific won its first national team championship in 1978.

The Class of 2005 induction will bring the Falcon Legends Hall of Fame membership to 16, with all being classified as charter members. Bruce King will again serve as emcee for the ceremony, which has drawn capacity audiences the past two years. Reservations are $25 per plate and can be made by contacting the SPU Athletics Office at 206/281-2085.

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