McElligott '86 Named to NCAA Division III Athletic Hall of Fame
La Salle College High School alumnus, the late Seamus McElligott '86, was recently named to the NCAA Division III Athletic Hall of Fame for his accomplishments as a runner for Haverford College.
A native of Rose Valley, Pa., McElligott was a six-time national champion between cross country and outdoor track & field, and also holds the distinction of being the last DIII student-athlete to earn DI All-America status — a feat he accomplished once each in both cross country and outdoor track. He won both the 5000 and 10,000 outdoor DIII titles in 1990 and 1991, and claimed the DIII NCAA title in cross country in 1990. He still holds school records outdoors at 10,000 meters and indoors at 3000 and 5000 meters.
Following his collegiate career, he went on to qualify for the finals of the 1992 Olympic Trials 10,000 meters and was a member of the 1996 World U.S. Cross Country team. He unexpectedly passed away in 1998 at the age of 29 from smoke inhalation. He was a computer consultant who had been accepted by seven law schools and was undecided which to attend at the time of his accident.
For the full list of Hall of Fame Inductees, visit: http://www.ustfccca.org/division-iii/ustfccca-division-iii-track-field-athlete-hall-of-fame-by-year