Modesto's Suzy Powell-Roos, the former Downey High discus star and three-time Olympian, will be inducted to the National High School Hall of Fame Wednesday in Boston.
Powell-Roos, who won two national titles in a long career that ended in 2012, set the national high school girls discus record in 1994 (188 feet, 4 inches), a mark that stood until 2009.
She was a three-time state champion and the state girls track athlete of the year in '94. She also averaged 21.6 points per game for the Knights' basketball team as a senior.
She held the American discus record and was ranked No. 1 in the event as recently as 2007. Powell-Roos will be inducted along with Baltimore Ravens General Manager Ozzie Newsome and NBA star Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway.
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Counting this year's class, the Hall of Fame has inducted 423 since its beginning in 1982.
Check modbee.com on Wednesday night for coverage of Powell-Roos' induction by The Bee's Ron Agostini.