Representing five different sports and various levels of participation, a fivesome of local sports figures will be the 1990 inductees into the Utah Summer Games Hall of Honorees.
The five - high school coach Walter S. Brooks, archer Ed Eliason, softball manager Warren "Butch" Latey, gymnast Melissa "Missy" Marlowe, and bowling administrator Boyd Pexton - will be inducted during June 25 opening ceremonies of the 1990 Utah Summer Games.Brooks' 41-year teaching and coaching career in Washington County schools included a football coaching record with a winning percentage of better than 90 percent. His teams at Hurricane and Dixie high schools posted a combined win-loss record of 320-36-4.
Besides being named 1989 athlete of the year in archery by the U.S. Olympic Committee, Eliason was also nominated for the 1989 Sullivan Award, given annually to the outstanding U.S. amateur athlete.
Latey began managing the Larry H. Miller Toyota softball team - one of the top men's fast-pitch teams which has been a consistent top-7 finisher in national tournaments under Latey's direction. In 1987, he was selected as a coach for the U.S. Pan American men's softball team.
The youngest USG Hall of Honor inductee, the 18-year-old Marlowe moved from international gymnastics and her competition at the 1988 Olympics to intercollegiate gymastics and a contribution to the University of Utah's 1990 NCAA championship.
After joining a bowling league in 1947 at the age of 23, Pexton has participated in and helped develop competition at the local, state and national levels. He recently served as the 1989-90 president of the American Bowling Congress.