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San Clemente Journal

Three Names added to the Sports Hall of Fame

Jun 10, 2015 12:37PM ● By Don Kindred
Three more outstanding San Clemente athletes will join last year’s inductees to grace the Sports Hall of Fame Wall at the San Clemente Aquatics Center. This honor is awarded to noteworthy athletes who either grew up in town, or lived here when earning their accolades. The Friends of San Clemente Foundation has been responsible for the fundraising and establishment of this Wall. 

John Severson
• Surf Pioneer
• Founded Surfer Magazine
• Placed 5th in West Coast Surfing Championships
• 1st in the Peru International
• Surfing Hall of Fame 1991
• Waterman Achievement Award  - SIMA 1997
• Ranked 6th on the list of  “25 Most Influential Surfers of the Century”
• Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2011 Surfer Magazine Poll

Dean Karnazes
• Ran 350 miles in 80 hours and 44 minutes without sleep
• Ran a marathon to the South Pole in −13 °F
• Ran a marathon in each of the 50 states in 50 consecutive days in 2006
• Winner, Badwater Ultramarathon 135 miles across Death Valley in 120 °F temperatures
• 2004 (with five other top-10 finishes from 2000-2008)[11]
• Winner, Vermont Trail 100 Mile Endurance Run, 2006[12]
• Ran 3,000 miles across the United States from Disneyland to New York City
• Three time Competitor magazine Endurance Athlete of the Year Award winner
• Men's Journal, Adventure Hall of Fame, 2007
• Outside Magazine, Ultimate Top 10 Outdoor Athletes, 2004

Kristen Kaverly
• Represented USA at the 2004 Olympic Games
• Silver Medal in the Pan American Games
• World University Games
• Three Time All-American
• Placed 6th 2005 FINA World Championships
• US National Team 1998
• High School National Record 200 individual Medley
• California State Record 100yd. Breaststroke
• Set Records for 7-8-year-olds at SCAT.