PHILADELPHIA – Longtime Hawk great Kevin Quinn '62 will be inducted into the Belmont Plateau Cross Country Hall of Fame on Saturday, August 25 at the Belmont Plateau in Fairmount Park. The Hall of Fame Classic 5k will kick off at 9:00 a.m., followed by the HOF ceremony at approximately 9:45 a.m.
Quinn spent a combined 49 years as head coach between SJU’s men’s and women’s track and field and cross country programs. After an outstanding career as a student-athlete on Hawk Hill, the 1962 Saint Joseph’s graduate served as the head coach of the men's cross country and track squads for 22 years between 1966-1988. He added the women’s track and field and cross country programs to his head coaching duties in 1985 and wrapped up his 30th season with the women’s program in 2015.
On the track, Quinn was a two-time MAC cross country individual champion and a two-time MAC mile champion and record holder. He was a two-time NCAA qualifier in the mile, and, at one time, held Saint Joseph's records in the mile and two-mile runs. He was the first American to cross the finish line of the 1961 IC4A Cross Country Championships, placing third overall. After graduating from Saint Joseph's, Quinn won the famed Berwick Marathon.
Quinn is also a member of the Saint Joseph's Track Hall of Fame, the Saint Joseph's Athletics Hall of Fame, and the MAC All-Century Team and saw Saint Joseph's track officially named the Kevin Quinn '62 Track on September 23, 2017.
Quinn will enter the Belmont Plateau Cross Country Hall of Fame, in its second year, with Eamonn Coghlan (Villanova), Sydney Maree (Villanova), Dave Merrick (Penn), Fred Rosenfeld (Overbrook and Central High School), and Browing Ross (Villanova and Penn AC) as well as the 1959 Cardinal Dougherty High School Boys Cross Country Team.