On This Day in History | 1966

The ’66 Ivy League Champions | Stevens (kneeling on the far right)

On this day 44 years ago…

The Stony Brook cross country team won its 12th consecutive Ivy League Championship, and 16th overall, with a resounding victory at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. While the team’s victory was all but ensured before the race, the individual title had no clear favorite as described in the December 1966 Stony Brook Bulletin: “This year’s meet was to provide some real competition from outside the Stony Brook clique. Horace Mann’s determined Mike Dwyer had won a dual meet race at Forsythe against the “B” squad. Dwyer’s time on the tough Stony Brook course suggested an interesting development in the Ivy race.”

Dwyer went out with a blistering pace and held onto 1st place for a time, but in the end it was the Blue and White’s Dan Stevens who proved victorious, winning in 13:10 and becoming Stony Brook’s 13th individual Ivy League Champion, the latest in a string of ten consecutive winners.

Team Scores

Stony Brook19
Horace Mann58
Poly Prep76

STEVENS IS FIRST IN CROSS-COUNTRY; Leads Stony Brook to 12th Ivy Championship in a Row

Dan Stevens of Stony Brook won the individual title as his school continued its domination of the Ivy Prep cross country championships yesterday at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx.

~ The New York Times


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