Kevin Foley, Haverford: NCAA DIII Athlete Hall of Fame, Class of 2018

For 23 years, Kevin Foley was the only man in NCAA DIII history to win three national 1500-meter titles in a career.

While that distinction fell in 2006 when fellow Hall of Famer Nick Symmonds won his third, Foley remains the only man to accomplish that feat in consecutive years.

Back in the early 1980s, Foley dominated the outdoor mid-distance scene. Foley won his first NCAA title in 1981, followed that up with another in 1982 and the final one in 1983. It was in 1982 that Foley set what still stands as the meet record in the event (3:44.50).

Foley went undefeated against NCAA DIII competition in his last three years with the Fords.

“On their best days, we’ve had a few guys who could match Kevin Foley as a competitor, but we’ve never had anybody who could surpass him,” Haverford coach Tom Donnelly once told the college’s athletic website.

Foley is the third athlete from Haverford College to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, joining Karl Paranya in 2010 and Seamus McElligott in 2013.