Walter D. Mulvihill
Sport:
Year of Graduation:
Year Inducted:
Men's Track & Field
1926
1968

Biography

Dr. Mulvihill was Holy Cross’ first national track champion. He won both the New England and National AAU 600-yard runs in 1924 - the first runner from HC to win such honors. In 1924 and 1925, Mul, as he is known affectionately by many of his friends, won the Col. Gaston 600-yard special in Boston sponsored by the American Legion.

One of the many track stars mentored by Bart Sullivan, Dr. Mulvihill teamed with Joe Tierney, Frank Burns and Leo Larrivee and won the two-mile relay in the Loyola Relays in Chicago that opened historic Soldiers Field in 1925. The four Crusaders turned back a strong Georgetown team to take home first place medals. A year later, Mulvihill anchored HC’s one-mile relay team to the IC4A championship and also broke the world indoor 600-meter record.

Mulvihill came to Holy Cross in 1922 from South High School in Worcester where he was star in football, track and baseball. After graduating, he coached three sports at Portland High School in Maine for six years before entering Boston University Medical School in 1936.

He passed away in 1969.