2020 Alaska Sports Hall of Fame inductees announced
The Alaska Sports Hall of Fame announced their class of 2020 inductees this week.
Leading the list are running pioneer Marcie Trent and professional hockey player Matt Carle.
According to the hall of fame’s website, Trent picked up the sport of running at 50 years old. She grew up in Idaho and moved to Anchorage in 1954 and began running in the late 1960s.
Trent has won nine national age group records including the 800-meters to ultramarathon. She holds five age world records for a woman in her 60s. Marcie and her husband John Trent formed the Pulsators Running Club.
Trent and her son Larry Waldron were killed by a bear while running in Chugach State Park in 1995. Their funeral was attended by more than 500 people, including then-governor Tony Knowles. The Trent/Waldron Half Marathon and 10K was made in their honor.
Matt Carle grew up in Anchorage and attended the University of Denver. There, he helped the university win two national championships.
In 2003 the San Jose Sharks drafted him into the National Hockey League. In 2006, he earned a spot on the 06-07 NHL all-rookie team. Carle also won the Hobey Baker award that year.
The Yukon 800 will also be inducted. It’s billed as one of the "longest, roughest and toughest speed boat race in the world."
UAA's hockey upset of Boston College in 1991 will be inducted in the moment category.
The full list of the inductees can be found on the website.
The induction ceremony will be Tuesday, April 28 at the Anchorage Museum. This is the 14th class to be honored.
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