Feb. 13, 2009
WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross Varsity Club has announced that six individuals have been selected for induction into the Holy Cross Athletic Hall of Fame. Included among the 2009 inductees is former track and field athlete Richard Maiberger (Class of 1964).
Maiberger was a standout on the Crusader track and field team, serving as co-captain during his senior year in 1964. He led Holy Cross to a first place finish at the 1963 New England Championship, scoring a team-best 14 points. During the 1963 New England Championship meet, Maiberger won the 100-yard dash (10.0 seconds) and the long jump (23 feet, 7.5 inches), while placing second in the 220-yard dash. He also won the long jump (24 feet, 6 inches) at the 1963 IC4A Championship, in addition to running a leg on the one mile relay team which finished third. Maiberger missed most of his senior year due to injury, but still placed second in the long jump at the 1964 New England Championship. He still holds Holy Cross records in the indoor long jump (23 feet, 7.25 inches), the outdoor long jump (24 feet, 6 inches) and the 220-yard dash (21.0 seconds). Following his senior year, Maiberger received the John C. Lawlor Medal.
This year's other inductees are Arthur Andreoli (Class of 1958, basketball), Mark Gallagher (Class of 1991, football), David Leonard (Class of 1991, baseball), John Peterman (Class of 1963, baseball) and Jesse Burkett (honorary, baseball coach).
These six individuals will be formally inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 2, at the Varsity Club's annual dinner, to be held in the Hogan Campus Center.