Feb. 5, 2007
WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross Varsity Club has announced that seven individuals have been selected for induction into the Holy Cross Athletic Hall of Fame. Included among the 2007 inductees is former track & field standout James Daley (Class of 1930).
Daley was a standout sprinter on the Crusader men's track & field team from 1927-1930. During his sophomore, junior and senior seasons, Daley won three straight IC4A titles in the 70-yard dash without ever losing even one heat in the competition. He also held the national intercollegiate record in the 70-yard dash at the time of his graduation. During his senior season at the NYAC Games, held at Madison Square Garden, Daley defeated George Simpson of Ohio State, who had been heralded as the "world's fastest human." In addition, Daley won the National Senior title in the 60-yard dash during his junior year, and served as the captain of the team in 1928-1929.
This year's other inductees are Jim Nairus (Class of 1991, basketball), Steve Raquet (Class of 1984, football), Don Riedl (Class of 1963, baseball), Ali (Roberts) Hawk (Class of 1999, field hockey), Bob Fouracre (honorary) and Park Smith (Class of 1954, honorary).
These seven individuals will be formally inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 5, at the Varsity Club's annual dinner, to be held in the Hogan Campus Center.