Hall of Fame Introduction with Henry Elliott
In an effort to reintroduce Flames Nation to some of its greats from the past, LibertyFlames.com will be interviewing each member of the 2020 Liberty Athletics Hall of Fame class.
On May 1, Liberty Athletics announced the 2020 Liberty Athletics Hall of Fame class. The six-member class is the 12th to be inducted into the Liberty Athletics Hall of Fame.
The class includes Larry Blair II (men's basketball), Henry Elliott (men's track & field), Andrea [Wildrick] Hampson (women's track & field), Morgan Hout (football head coach), Samuel Johnson (men's soccer) and Jeff Mincey (baseball).
The Liberty Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held Oct. 9 at the Alumni Ballroom on the third floor of the Montview Student Union. Additionally, the six-member class will receive special recognition during Liberty's Homecoming Weekend football game against Louisiana-Monroe on Oct. 10.
The Liberty Athletics Hall of Fame celebrates the best of the best, honoring those who helped shape the face of Liberty Athletics. The Hall of Fame's now 63 members have each played a key role in helping Liberty grow from an NCCAA program in 1972 to its current status as a thriving NCAA Division I program.
Men’s Track & Field: 1987-89
Henry Elliott made the most of his three-year career with the Flames after transferring to Liberty from Campbell following his freshman season.
Elliott was a two-time All-American in different disciplines, first earning NCAA Division II All-America honors in 1987 in the discus with a fourth-place finish. Two years later, he became Liberty’s first-ever NCAA Division I Men’s All-American with a seventh-place finish in the decathlon at the national championship in 1989. He also was the Penn Relays champion in the decathlon as a senior in 1989.
Elliott helped cap Liberty’s dominance in the Mason-Dixon Conference during the program’s final days at the NCAA Division II level. Liberty captured the Mason-Dixon Conference Indoor Track Championship titles all three years he was a member of the team in 1987, 1988 and 1989, while securing Mason-Dixon Conference Outdoor Track Championship titles as a junior and senior in 1988 and 1989.
The native of Spivey’s Corner, N.C., made the team’s 100-Point Club all three years of his career with the Flames and still ranks in the program’s top 10 of six different events more than three decades after graduation.