NEW ORLEANS – Janet Kogo, a former member of the Harding University track and cross country teams, will be one of six new members inducted into the Division II Track & Field Athlete Hall of Fame, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Monday.
Kogo, along with Christopher Coleman of St. Augustine's, Kia Davis of St. Augustine's, Meredith Davis of Morningside College, A.G. Kruger of Morningside College, and Petra Juraskova of Cal State-Los Angeles will be honored with an induction ceremony to be held Wednesday, May 26, in Charlotte, N.C., site of the upcoming NCAA Division II Championships.
Kogo won three NCAA titles in the 2005 track and field seasons which included a 5000-, 10,000-meter double win at the outdoor national championships in Abilene, Texas. At the 2005 NCAA Indoor Championships, Kogo set a then-championships 5000-meter record with a winning time of 16:19.59 and was later named the USTFCCCA Indoor Track & Field Athlete of the Year for Division II.
Kogo, a six-time All-American across all seasons, was also two-time NCAA region champion in cross country. Kogo was a two-time Gulf South Champion, a two-time Academic All-Gulf South honoree, set seven school records, and was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team.