2007 Hall of Fame Inductee
EDWIN M. "ED" MONGAN
Men's Indoor Track & Field (1969-73)
Men's Outdoor Trackk & Field (1970-73)
Inducted in 2007
One of the most accomplished track and field athletes in University of Delaware history, Ed Mongan was a record-breaker and a national caliber competitor during his career under coach Jimmy Flynn. A native of Newark, Del., the honor student and team captain was a versatile performer, setting records in the hurdles, middle distance, triple jump, and relay events. The 6-foot-7 Mongan set seven school records during his career and became the only UD men's track athlete to compete at the NCAA Indoor Championships where he placed ninth in the 440-yard dash and also qualified for the 600-yard run in 1973. He became the first UD athlete to win an event at the IC4A indoor meet when he captured the 440-yard dash in 1973. He also won the 1973 Middle Atlantic Conference outdoor 440-yard hurdle championship and placed second in the 1973 IC4A outdoor 440-yard dash. He set UD records in the indoor 400-yard dash (48.7), 600-yard dash (1:10.5), and mile relay (3:18.5) and in the outdoor 440-yard hurdles (51.8), mile relay (3:18.7), and triple jump (45-10 1/4). He earned his bachelor's degree in civil engineering in 1973 and his master's degree in environmental engineering from Delaware. He worked for the DuPont Company for 28 years in the Engineering Department and as Global Leader of Energy and Environment and was named Most Valuable Pollution Prevention player by the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable in 1998.
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