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BYU to enshrine 5 into Athletic Hall of Fame

Brigham Young University and the BYU Cougar Club will be honoring five former athletes at its 21st annual Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet on Friday, June 14, at 7 p.m.

Football player Tom Bell, wrestler Brad Hansen, baseball player Peter Kendrick and runners Carey May Edge and Jill Holiday Linford will receive the university's highest athletic honor at ceremonies held in the Cougar Club Stadium Room.

Bell, an offensive lineman from 1974-79, was BYU's first football player to participate in three post-season bowl games. Providing pass protection for Gary Sheide, Gifford Nielsen, Jim McMahon and Marc Wilson, Bell played on three WAC champion teams.

Carey May Edge won five All-American citations from 1981-84 in cross country and track. A native of Dublin, Edge represented Ireland in the marathon in the 1984 Olympic Games. Edge, who twice set the Irish national record in the 10,000 meters, still holds BYU records in the outdoor 10,000-meters (32:51.23) and the marathon (2:28.07).

Hansen, who wrestled at BYU from 1975-79, was the winningest collegiate wrestler in the history of the state of Utah and the Western Athletic Conference. He was the first BYU wrestler to be ranked No. 1 in the nation.

Kendrick was one of the most successful pitchers in BYU history. As a sophomore in 1981, he won 16 games - compiling an ERA of 1.28 and pitching two no-hitters. Named to three All-America teams, Peter went on to play for the minor league teams of the Oakland A's and the Milwaukee Brewers.

Jill Holiday Linford earned four All-American citations from 1983-85 in cross country, indoor track and outdoor track. Linford still holds BYU records for the indoor two-mile and the outdoor 5,000 meters (16:02).