2016 Hall of Fame Celebration


December 16th, 2016, USAT Florida Region

For Immediate Release by the USAT Florida Region Council:

2016 Hall of Fame Celebration:

The Florida Region celebrated the induction of three outstanding and worthy contributors to our sport this past Saturday evening, December 10 at the Rosen Inn in Orlando, Fl. The 2016 class of inductees included an age group female athlete, a special contributor and an age group male athlete, bringing the membership of the Florida Region Hall of Fame, founded in August 2015, to a total of 7 exceptional contributors to our sport.

Saturday’s 2016 class included Jackie Yost, Treasure Island, Fl, an almost ninety year old athlete competing to this day and inspiring athletes every time she races. The second inductee, Cherie Starr, is an active member of USAT and is most well known as founder and race director of the iconic Heartland Triathlon. The Heartland Triathlon is a legendary Florida race in Sebring, Fl that has successfully hosted the USAT Florida Region Youth Championship for many years. Lastly, we were delighted to add Hector Picard to the Florida Region Hall of Fame. Hector has been inspiring others since 2009 competing as a physically challenged athletes and a bi-lateral amputee. In spite of this, Hector has finished in over 130 triathlons, including several iron distance races, and was recently featured in national TV coverage as a finisher in the 2016 Ironman World Championships in Kona. Congratulations to the Class of 2016.

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Nomination for induction into the 2017 class of the USAT Florida Region Hall of Fame will open in summer 2017.

For more information about the USAT Florida Region Hall of Fame, email or call Florida Region Council Chair, Hector Torres, at htorres@centralfloridatriclub.com or 321-443-0073.

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