05 Robert E. McNamara '62
05 Robert E. McNamara '62
Title: HOF Class of '05

Robert McNamara was a four-year letter winner for the Mariners cross country team, which he was undefeated in dual meet competition in 1958 and 1959 and lead the team to a perfect 19-0 record in 1959 to 1960. In 1959, McNamara set four individual course records and set the five mile Academy record twice, the last mark coming in a time of 26:59.50. The team captain from 1960-61 was also a four-year indoor track and field letter winner and a two-time letterman in outer track and field, which he captained in 1962. In 1959 he won a gold metal as a member of the Mariners mile relay team finished in an Academy record time of 3:24.5 at the Penn Relays. McNamara additionally received a bronze medal as a member of the sprint medley team at the meet. Also in 1959, he ran the anchor leg of the record setting to mile relay team (8:11) and the distance medley relay team (10:48) at the Quantico Relays. McNamara was additionally a member of the CTC gold medal winning two-mile relay team and the silver medal winning mile relay team at the Milrose Indoor Games. In 1961 he won both the 600-yard and 1,000 yard titles at the Athletic Association of Long Island Colleges Indoor Track and Field Championships and was also a member of the first place mile relay team. In 1962, he set the Academy outdoor half-mile record in a time of 1:57.2. During his track and field career, McNamara won four gold, three silver, and 11 bronze medals at the CTC Championships.