Joseph T. Higgins
Sport:
Year of Graduation:
Year Inducted:
Men's Track & Field
1916
1959

Biography

Higgins, a Worcester native, is considered the first national Holy Cross track star,. He captained the 1916 undefeated track team and captured both the New England and the Eastern half-mile championships.  As one of the country's top middle distance stars, he competed against accomplished runners Ted Meredith of Pennsylvania, Bill Bingham of Harvard and J. Paul Jones of Cornell.

Following his graduation, Higgins continued running for the Irish-American Athletic Club in New York City.  He eventually became the City's sheriff and moved to a prominent career in law.