Owatonna Hall of Fame: Nicki (Miller) Martineau, Class of ’90
Nicki (Miller) Martineau was a state gymnastics champion while competing with Owatonna High School and went on to perform with Division II Winona. The 1990 OHS graduate is among the newest inductees into the Owatonna High School Athletic Hall of Fame.
Martineau won the state title in the floor exercise in 1989, also competed at state in 1990 and was a Big Nine All-Around champion. She earned four varsity letters in gymnastics and three in swimming/diving. Additionally, Martineau was a four-time All-Conference performer in gymnastics and twice in swimming/diving.
Martineau was also a team captain and National Honor Society student.
Four of the five inductees this year were part of state championships. 2001 grad Derek Johnson won back-to-back state wrestling titles individually and was a member of the 1998 state title team. Amy (Kubat) Lageson, a 2008 OHS grad, won the state shot put championship. Former coach Jeanne Stursa led the adaptive floor hockey team to a state title in 2004. 1958 graduate Tom Haigh rounds out the five-member hall of fame class.
A public reception will be held Friday, September 13 at 3 pm at the commons area at the high school. The inductees will also get a chance to share their feelings on the honor. Returning hall of fame members will also be recognized. The induction will continue at Friday night's football game.
The hall of fame committee recently announced an additional category to go into effect in 2020. The hall of fame will begin honoring teams of distinction. The hall of fame began in 1996 and will be 125-members strong with the latest inductees.