Sep 23, 2016
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A lifelong Richmond resident has been inducted into the San Jose State University Sports Hall of Fame for his contributions to the 1996 men’s track and field team that won the NCAA Outdoor Championships and finished third at the NCAA Indoor Championships.

The nonprofit For Richmond broke the story about the induction of Marion Anderson (pictured), who was honored with his teammates during a banquet ceremony at the school on Sept. 9. His team was honored again the following day during the school’s football game against Portland State.

Anderson, who lives on Richmond’s Southside and is a former Contra Costa juvenile hall probation officer, was accompanied to the induction by 60 friends and family and called the award a “privilege and honor.”

For more details — including the records he set in high school and college — we encourage you to read the full report.


About the Author

Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.