Without question, Howie Scribner is the finest distance runner in Acton-Boxboro history. He was a good baseball player and a good football player, but it was obvious to all concerned that Howie was a track phenom. From the moment he hit the tartan oval and pounded the local streets, Howie emblazoned himself in Colonial lore. Howie was a member of Dick Dow's inaugural AB Cross Country team which went undefeated for three straight years in the Dual County League with 2 Eastern Mass. Crowns. The anchor of this success was Howie Scribner. When winter prevented most hardy souls from venturing on Acton's roads, Howie cut a familiar figure pushing himself against imaginary foes.
Equally adept at the 440, 880 and 2 mile run, his true passion to his adversaries dismay was the mile run. Howie is still in possession of AB's record mile time of 4:24.9
However, it was in the relays where Howard's competitive fire shone. Times beyond recall, he fashioned a victory with a stunning anchor leg.
The three season Captain was granted a scholarship to Northeastern University where he was a member of numerous championship teams.
His collegiate career was highlighted in 1975 when he was the New England Mile Champion and a member of the All-New England Track and Field team.
His 4:06 mile at Northeastern opened eyes across the nation. Howie is the Executive Chef at the Holiday Inn Resort in Orlando, Florida.
He resides in Clermont, Florida with his wife Carol and especially enjoys his two year old grandson Brandon Taylor.