Gary Hunter
    Gary Hunter

    Sport/Years/Inducted:
    Track/1974-77/2012


    Hunter was a key member of SIU's nationally ranked track & field teams from 1974 to 1977. He was a three-time All-American in the pole vault, claiming the honor in the outdoor event in 1975 and 1977, and taking indoor laurels in 1977. He was also a five-time Missouri Valley Conference champion in the pole vault.

    On the school's all-time records list, Hunter still ranks No. 4 in the indoor pole vault with a 17'-1'' mark and No. 5 outdoors at 17'-1 1/4''. As a team, the Salukis finished in the top 15 at the NCAA Championships twice during Hunter's career, taking 11th place in 1975 and 15th in 1976. Hunter currently lives in Fort Wayne, Ind., and is a regional sales manager for Baxter Healthcare International.