Schemmel to Join 14 Others in South Dakota Hall of Fame
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This upcoming Sunday, Jeff Schemmel will be one of 15 people to be inducted into the South Dakota Sports Hall of Fame at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.

Schemmel, of Madison, South Dakota, was the first native of South Dakota to break the four-minute mark in the mile race for track and field, running a 3:59.4 when he ran for Kansas State in 1974.

At Madison High School, Schemmel established state records in both the one-mile (4:11.2) and the two-mile (9:12.2) races. 

The other inductees being honored this year are: Janel Birrenkott, Bryan Brewer, Jill Christensen, Doug Clark, Kath Courtney, Gary Evjen, Gene Johnson, Dave Krauth, Megan Mahoney, Bill Matthews, Alan Miller, Tom Rudebusch, Paul Tierney, and Vince Whipple.

With the addition of the 15 new inductees, the hall will have enshrined 336 women and men from every sport and corner of the state.

The dinner is at 6pm on Sunday, September 25th with the induction ceremony to follow at 7pm.