|Title:||Class of 1988|
Jack McGrath, your record-setting accomplishments in the high jump and both the low and high hurdles have withstood the test of time and are testimonials to your strength, endurance and dedication to the sport of track at WPI.
Your 14.9-second record in the 100-meter high hurdles at a dual meet against Amherst in 1962 remained unbroken for 24 years. Even more impressive is that your 6' 6 3/4" high jump record, achieved at the Eastern Intercollegiate Athletic Association track and field meet in 1962, still stands as a WPI record. Your abilities in the high jump and the hurdles make you one of the most prolific scorers in the college's long track history and earned you the reputation of the man to beat throughout New England.
Equally impressive during your undergraduate days was your quiet, efficient leadership. You motivated all who were around you, both on and off the field. Your teammates elected you co-captain in your junior and senior years, a rare occurrence then and now. You were also named Senior Athlete of the Year by the Varsity Club in 1963 and elected a member of the Skull honor society and Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.
Jack McGrath, tonight we proudly honor your soaring athletic achievements by inducting you into the WPI Athletic Hall of Fame.