Athletic Hall of Fame: Nick Bromberek '00

Outstanding two-sport athlete who excelled in football and boys’ track and field… three-year starter on the gridiron who twice earned all-conference honors… tied a school record for kickoff returns for touchdowns in a season with two as a senior in 1999… four-time team captain and team MVP in track and field… four-time all-state honoree from the Illinois Track & Field Coaches Association… as the only Lemont student-athlete entered in the competition, finished as the state runner-up in the team standings at the 2000 IHSA Class AA Boys’ Track and Field State Finals… won individual state titles that season in the long jump (23’8”), 200-meter dash (21.54) and 400-meter dash (47.5), and was second in the 100-meter dash (11.01)… won 15 IHSA Sectional medals in his career, including seven gold medals for first-place finishes… captured 16 Suburban Prairie Conference event titles in his career, and was the conference’s record holder in the 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash, 400-meter dash and the long jump… twice was named a Chicago Tribune “Athlete of the Week”… was featured in Sports Illustrated’s “Faces in the Crowd” section after his state finals performance in 2000… graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, for whom he played football and participated in men’s track and field for four seasons each… 12-time All-Mountain West Conference performer in track and field… finished his career ranking among the school’s all-time top performers in the 100-meter dash (11th) and 200-meter dash (3rd)… anchor on the 4 x 200 and 4 x 400 relay teams that posted the second-fastest times in school history, and on the 4 x 100 relay team that ranked seventh in school history… part of the victorious 4 x 100 relay at the 2004 USA World Military Games… also set a World Military Games record while winning the 400-meter dash..