Acton Boxborough Colonial Club

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Acton Boxborough Colonial Club

Mark Beeman

Class of 1981

  Oh see how he runs. From 1979-1981, there simply was not a more dominating middle and distance runner in the Dual County League than Mark Beeman. The highlight of Mark's high school career may have been the Massachusetts Division III Cross Country Individual Championship. During the winter season, Mark showed that team came first and ran the anchor legs in the grueling 600 and 1000 yard events. In the spring, Mark anchored the 4x400 relay and was consistently at the top in the 800 and 1500 meter runs. IMore than one teammate has lauded his consummate team attitude, constantly encouraging his teammates to make them better performers. An honor student at Acton-Boxboro, the Coach Frank Calore bred product brought his talents to Brandeis University. Mark was inducted into the Brandeis Athletic Hall of Fame in 1993. In 1983, Mark was a member of the NCAA Division III Cross Country National Championship team. In 1984, Mark was the NCAA Division III Individual Champion at the National Cross Country Championships. 1985, Mark was the National Indoor 1500 meter Champion. He marked his legacy at Brandeis by being a 6-Time All-American. Mark still holds the Brandeis school records with a 4:01.53 mile, a 3:44.9 1500 meter and an 8:41.25 2-mile mark. Mark is currently an Associate Professor at prestigious Northwestern University in the Psychology Department and calls Evanston his home.

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