Arthur L. Dulong
Sport:
Year of Graduation:
Year Inducted:
Men's Track & Field
1970
1977

Biography

Dulong graduated as the greatest distance runner in Holy Cross history and one of the best collegian ever at long distances in New England as well.  He ran, and won consistently, at distances from the half mile to the six mile. He won the New England cross country championship twice, the prestigious IC4A crown twice and held the meet record at both events. He was a New England champion indoors in the mile and two-mile and outdoors in the mile and three mile runs and the 3,000 meter steeplechase. In fact, at Boston College in 1969, he won and set records in both the mile and three mile, with a rest of just about an hour in between, at the New England Championships.

Dulong graduated with nine individual Holy Cross records, four indoors and five outdoors. The indoor records are: 1,500 (3:46.5), mile (4:01.1), winning at the BAA games at the Boston Garden, 2-mile (8:33.2) and a 3-mile (13:19.2). The outdoor records are: mile (4:04.1), 2-mile (8:53), 3-mile (13.44.6), 6 mile (28:56) and 3,000 meter steeplechase (9:00.02).

Dulong also left Holy Cross with numerous meet and Fitton Field records, lost just once in four years of dual meet competition, won the national AAU indoor three mile championship, twice was the national AAU 20 kilometer champion and was an NCAA All-American.

A Holy Cross champion, a New England champion, an IC4A champion and a national champion. He ran in the majority of the big indoor meets in the country and represented the U.S. in meets in Russia, Germany and Brazil. He capped his brilliant collegiate career by being selected as the 1970 Crusader of the Year. Dulong also received one of only two NCAA Scholarships for post-graduate study awarded to track athletes that year.

Dulong went on to teach and coach track in Lexington, Mass.