Mike Sullivan makes Massachusetts High School T&F Hall of Fame

Mike at 2011 Sacramento worlds with teen self (inset).

Mike helped set an M50 WR of 3:31.76 in the 4×4 at 2011 worlds. Just like his teen self (inset).

Bob Marchetti graciously shares news about world-class M50 quarter-miler Mike Sullivan. He’s an Arizonan who frequently travels to California for competition. According to a Massachusetts paper, “Five well-decorated track stars from Brockton High School will be inducted today into the Massachusetts State Track Coaches Association Hall of Fame, including four national record holders. … Dennis Doucette, James MacKinnon, Paul Neves and Michael Sullivan, graduates of the Class of 1979, were the four members of the relay team that set the national high school record for the indoor one-mile relay with a time of 3:17.8. While other relay teams have run faster since the four Brockton men set the mark in 1979, the record remains unbroken and will likely stay that way in the future because most track teams have switched from the mile relay to the metric system’s [4x]400-meter relay.” What a thrill, Mike! Hope you had a chance to reunite with your Brockton buddies. Anyone else set a national HS record?

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January 30, 2014

8 Responses

  1. Peter Taylor - January 30, 2014

    You deserve it, Sully, of that I am sure. No, I have seen you run only in masters T&F and perhaps once for Arizona State (Penn Relays), but I know that you are a thoroughbred.

    I mentioned Brockton HS in your introduction at Boston indoor nationals at least once, as I knew that you were a star there. Keep on keeping on, Sully.

  2. James Chinn - January 30, 2014

    Very deserving, congrats to you Mike.

  3. Roger Pierce - January 30, 2014

    Mike,
    You are a force of Nature on the track. Love to watch you run. Look forward to seeing you at the Nationals.
    I remember when your Brockton team set that record….hell of an accomplishment.Congratulations on your induction into the Mass State Track Coaches Hall of Fame….Why did they wait so long???

  4. Doug Thompson - January 30, 2014

    Mike,

    Congratulations! See you at some meets this Spring. Love the hair.

  5. Kevin Morning - January 31, 2014

    Congrats, Mike! What an honor.

  6. Getulio "Tony" Echeandia - February 2, 2014

    Congratulations Mike, your definetly one of the unsung heroes of Masters Track and Field!!

  7. Lonnie Hooker - February 3, 2014

    Congrats Mike. You know only one way to run; ALL OUT!!

  8. Richard - March 14, 2014

    Yeah! Hes my pe teacher!! :D

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