|Title:||Class of 1998|
Daniel Pond, you were an outstanding track man during your four years at WPI. From your very first season as a high hurdler, you established yourself as a force in New England. On your way to earning four varsity letters, you captured the Worcester City title in the high hurdles all four years, qualified for the NCAA Championships in the high hurdles three times, and were New England Division III champion as a sophomore and junior. While winning your second title, you also set a New England record. You hold the WPI record of 14.66 seconds which you set in 1985.
During 14 duals meets, you were surpassed only once in the high hurdles, and that was by a teammate. You also competed in the high jump and triple jump, demonstrating your competitive spirit by frequently winning those events.
You won the city title in both events; and won the triple jump as a freshman and the high jump as a senior.
Says Coach Merl Norcross, "Dan was a big, strong hurdler who worked hard at achieving success. He was quiet, but I always counted on him to win, and he did."
When you weren't winning meets and titles, you were a loyal member of Zeta Psi fraternity. With your degree from WPI, you've charted a rewarding career in electrical engineering, a career that has brought you to Redstone Communications, where you are principal hardware engineer.
Dan Pond, for your accomplishments as a member of the track and field team and for the honor you brought this University, it is with great pride that we welcome you into the WPI Athletic Hall of Fame.