One of the most diligent and dedicated distance runners in the long history of the Lowell High School Track and Cross Country programs, David Cremin became the most successful runner during the tenure of highly successful Coach Phil Maia.
Labeled by Coach Maia as perhaps the most enthusiastic and dedicated studentathlete he has coached at Lowell High School, Dave was an exemplary leader–a threeseason team Captain who balanced his own remarkable success with a desire to foster growth among his teammates.
As a cross country runner Dave was without peer at Lowell High School, placing 4th and 3rd during his junior (1985) and senior (1986) years respectively at the Eastern Mass Division I State Championship Meet. The Boston Globe (1985) and the Boston Herald (1986) named Dave to their All-Scholastic Cross Country teams to honor his achievements.
During the Indoor and Outdoor Track seasons, Dave continued his excellence. A regular place winner at the mile and 2 mile at the State Class Championship Meets, Dave’s highlights included a 3rd place in the mile at the Eastern Mass Class A Meet as a sophomore (1985), a 4th place in the 2 mile at the All State Meet as a junior (1986) and a 2nd place in the mile at the State Coaches Invitational Meet as senior (1987). Dave established Lowell High School indoor records in the 2 mile during both his junior and senior years–his best being a fast 9.33.0.
After high school, Dave matriculated at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, where he evolved into one of the most successful distance runners in the school’s history.
In Cross Country, Dave was a 4-time All-American including a 9th place finish in the NCAA Division II Championships during his junior year (1990) and a 4th place finish at the NCAA’s as an integral part of UMass Lowell’s National Championship Team during his senior year (1991).
On the track, Dave maintained his impeccable record. His 5th place finish in the 5,000 meters at the NCAA Division II Track and Field Championships in 1990 and his 2nd place 10,000 meter effort in the NCAA’s in 1992 earned Dave All-American status for the 5th and 6th times during his collegiate career.
Dave became the first athlete in UMass Lowell history to earn All-American honors all 4 years. Additionally, Dave was named the University’s Outstanding Male Athlete during his senior year (1991–1992).
Graduation/Class Year: 1987
LHS Sports Played: Track and/or Cross Country
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College: University of Mass, Lowell/Lowell Tech/Lowell State College
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