Hall of Fame

William T. Murray
Swimming & Diving

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Harvard Athletic Achievements

A vital cog in teams with a three-year record of 29 victories in 33 meets, he swam the important backstroke leadoff leg on a 400-yard medley quartet that broke records almost every time it hit the water. The medley was a new event in 1956, for which his team established a Harvard record of 4:11.8. By the time he finished competition, he had help improve the record nine times and a full 17 seconds. He also showed the way as the Crimson swimmers set a meet record of 3:57.5 in the Eastern Seaboard championships. He continued to swim in Masters competition after college.