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Courtesy: Manhattan Athletic Department
Release: 10/24/2006
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Mike Cohen Served as the College's Sports Information Director from 1968-1977. Well-versed in all sports, he became the athletic department's greatest spokesmen. The definition of a "public relations man", he formed positive relationships for the College wherever he went and with whomever he touched. Helped give the "Jasper" name well-deserved recognition.
Patrick Duff '04 A four-year baseball team member (1901-04), Duff was a catcher for two of the Jaspers' greatest baseball teams. Serving as team captain in 1904, the Jaspers went 32-4, the most wins ever by a Manhattan baseball team. The previous season, the Jaspers posted an 18-2 record. Duff served as the Jaspers' "clean-up" man throughout most of his career.
Brian Kivlan '69 One of the greatest distance runners that Manhattan has ever produced. Established outdoor College records of 3:40.3 in the 1500m and 3:57.4 in the mile. Three-time NCAA All-American. Member of the 1967 indoor two-mile relay team that finished third at the NCAA's. Finished third in the 1500m at the 1968 Outdoor NCAA's. Also earned cross-country All-America honors.
Bob Mealy '60 Became only the fifth Jasper basketball player to score over 1000 points in a career. In 1959-60, as the team's senior captain, he averaged 20.9 points and 14.7 rebounds. Established Jasper records with 51 points vs. CCNY and 28 rebounds against Adelphi. Totaled 1,028 points in his career, despite playing in only 60 games (a 17.1 ppg average).
Howie Pierson '58 One of Manhattan's greatest baseball players, he led the 1957 Jasper squad with a .421 batting average. Finished second in the nation in slugging percentage and fourth in home runs that season. Team captain in 1958. Signed a contract with the Philadelphia Phillies after graduation. Also became the first black basketball captain at Manhattan.
Edward Walsh '47 Track & field team captain in 1946-47, Walsh was an outstanding distance runner for the Jaspers. Won the Metropolitan mile championship and helped lead the cross-country team to the IC4A Championship as a freshman. Ran the U.S.A.'s fastest outdoor mile (4:12) in 1946 when he won the IC4A title. Won several IC4A, Metropolitan and individual meet titles.


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