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HSI Legend Ato Boldon Inducted into UCLA Hall of Fame
HSI Legend, Ato Boldon will be inducted into the UCLA hall of fame in a ceremony Nov. 4th 2011. Boldon is one of the most successful sprinters in the history of UCLA Men's Track & Field. Boldon arrived in Westwood after transferring from San Jose City College. He competed for two seasons (1995-96) and led UCLA to consecutive Pac-10 team titles while winning the Pac-10 100m and 200m titles both years. He was also a member of the 400m relay Pac-10 title team in 1996. Boldon still holds Pac-10 meet records in 100m (10.03) and 200m (20.00) as well as UCLA records in those two events - 100m (9.90) and 200m (19.80). His 9.90 mark in winning the 100m at the 1996 NCAA Outdoor Championships was an NCAA record. That performance, along with his second-place finish in the 4x100m relay, helped lead the Bruins to a third-place national finish. The previous year, Boldon captured the NCAA 200m title as the Bruins finished second in the nation. Boldon ranked in the world Top 5 in the 100m for seven years (1995-2001), and the Top 5 in the world in the 200m on four occasions. He represented his native Trinidad & Tobago in three Olympic Games (1996, 2000, 2004), capturing a total of four medals (bronze medals in the 100m and 200m in 1996, silver in the 100m and bronze in the 200m in 2000). Boldon also won gold at the 1997 World Championships in the 200m and received a total of four World Championship medals in his career. In 1999, Boldon ranked No. 1 in world in the 200m at 19.88 and No. 2 in the 100m at 9.86. During his career, he ran a total of 28 100m races under 10 seconds, including eight under 9.90 seconds. Boldon and the other members of the 2011 class will also be honored at halftime of the UCLA Football game on November 5th.