David O. Durrenberger '88
Title: Class of 1996

David Durrenburger, you are among the legends of WPI track and field. A four-year letterwinner, you still hold the university's javelin record of 209 feet 3.25 inches. As the dominant thrower in New England Division III, you were crowned champion in both your junior and senior years. In 1987 you helped lead WPI to the Dicision III NEw England Championship. The following year you attained All-New England status.

During your first trip to the Nationals as a junior, a fellow competitor needed the use of your javelin and you obliged in a show of sportsmanship. While this competitor edged you out for All-America honors, you made no waves and accepted the challenge to reach even higher the following year. In fact, the next year you rose to the occasion and made All-America. In the words of Coach Merl Norcross, you were "a hard worker who prepared for the javelin all year long, and a great competitor who inspired other javelin throwers."

You graduated from WPI with high distinction and were inducted into Pi Tau Sigma, the mechanical engineering honor society. You are currently marketing manager for Pa-Ted Spring Co., Inc, in Bristol, Conn.

David Durrenburger, for your athletic achievements and sportsmanship and for inspiring other to greatness, it is with great pride and satisfaction that we welcome you to membership in the WPI Athletic Hall of Fame.