On Sunday, Michelle (Shoemaker) Meyer will officially be inducted into the Nebraska High School sports hall of fame. The ceremony will take place at Lincoln East high school. Back in April of this year, KCNI/KBBN sports visited with Meyer about this prestigious honor. In case you missed the story back then, we re-post it as we congratulate Michelle on this outstanding honor.
The new class of inductees for the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame was recently announced. Among this year’s honorees Michelle (Shoemaker) Meyer. Michelle is the daughter of Kenneth and Cheryl Shoemaker and graduated from Ansley High School in 1990. Meyer enjoyed an outstanding high school athletic career and would go on to compete in track and field for the University of Nebraska. Central Nebraska’s Sports Source visited with Michelle about the honor of joining the hall of fame. She shared with us her initial reaction when she received the word.
Meyer’s accomplishments are numerous. Among them, Meyer was the first individual to win four individual events at the NSAA state track and field championships. She accomplished that as a senior in 1990 winning the Class C girls 100 meter high hurdles, the 300 meter low hurdles, the high jump, and the long jump in which she also won the all class gold medal that year with an effort of 18’8″. As a member of the University of Nebraska track and field team, Meyer won the Big Eight indoor pentathlon in 1994. She shared with KCNI/KBBN the exciting way in which she won the event.
This year’s hall of fame class will be honored September 25th in the Lincoln East High School Auditorium. For more on Meyer’s induction into the hall of fame listen to our full interview posted below.