Oak Ridge has scheduled its first Gathering of Champions on Friday, May 17, to honor the high school, collegiate and professional accomplishments of 16 former Pioneers athletes – eight male and eight female.

On the program are track and field Olympians Michelle Finn (1992 Games), Barbara Pierre (2008) and coach John Hemmer (1992).

Also confirmed to attend the 1:30 p.m. ceremony in the new Bill Spoone Gymnasium are: Odeika Bent, Earl Carr, Michelle Finn, Tim Groves, Janet Levey, Jovennie McDuffie, Pete Post and James Rolle.

Buddy Collings is a senior sports writer covering high schools for the Orlando Sentinel. You can reach him at bcollings@orlandosentinel.com.