Athletic Hall of Fame 2010 - Hippolyte

Gaffel Hippolyte

Hippolyte was one of the top sprinters as the Alfred State College indoor and outdoor track and field teams won back-to-back Region III Championships in 1994 and 1995.

Hippolyte holds the Alfred State records in the 200 m (21.51) and the 400 m (47.81) during the outdoor season and holds the indoor record in the 400 m (48.65).  He was also part of the record- holding indoor distance medley relay team.  His time in the 200 m and the 400 m were also Region III records.  His 400 m time is still the best time in Region III history; the Region III record book goes back to 1962.

At the Indoor NJCAA National Championships he finished 6th in the nation.  He was also selected MVP of both the indoor and outdoor track teams.

Hippolyte went on to continue his collegiate career at Eastern Kentucky University.  While competing at EKU, he provisionally qualified for the NCAA National Championships.

 Currently he is a teacher in Miami, FL, where he has been honored with the Rookie Teacher of the Year award, the Math Teacher of the Year award, and was the runner-up for the Teacher of the Year.