Indoor Track Re-dedicated to Joseph Kearney '67

On Oct. 1, the Manhattan College community and members of the Kearney family gathered together to honor Joseph Kearney '67 and re-dedicate the new five-lane Mondo surface indoor track.

On Oct. 1, the Manhattan College community and members of the Kearney family gathered together to honor Joseph Kearney '67 and re-dedicate the new five-lane Mondo surface indoor track. The event was also held in conjunction with the Spiked Shoe (track & field and cross country) reunion.

The original track was dedicated to Kearney on Dec. 7, 2002, the same day he was inducted to the Manhattan College Athletic Hall of Fame. A three-time All-American, he at one time held nine different Manhattan College records. Kearney captained the Jaspers three times and ran the anchor leg on many strong Manhattan relay squads during his career, and he ran the 880 yards at the 1967 NCAA Indoor Championships. After graduating from the College with a degree in mechanical engineering and also receiving a master's degree from MIT in 1969 and a doctorate in 1973, both in nuclear engineering, Kearney worked in the White House under Presidents Ford and Carter before moving on to a successful career in the energy business.

Pictured above from left to right: Dan Mecca, head coach for track & field; James V. Kearney '69, brother of Joseph, a former Jasper runner and a partner at Latham & Watkins LLP; and Father George Hill.