GREGORY MCADAMS, Class of 1921

MCADAMS_Gregory_1999_1921GREGORY MCADAMS
Class of 1921
Inducted in 1999

One of the true three-sport standouts of the early era of Lowell High School athletics, Gregory McAdams starred in football, baseball, and track for the Kirk Streeters.

As a running back on the Lowell High football team Greg was the team’s leading scorer.

It was as a member of legendary Lowell High School Hall of Fame Track Coach George “Mike” Haggerty’s track teams, however, that Greg earned his niche in the pantheon of outstanding athletes of Kirk Street. Running the short dashes, the 300-yd. dash, the 440-yd., and the relays and adding participation in the high jump and broad jump, Greg was consistently one of Coach Haggerty’s stalwarts. For many years he held the school record for most points accumulated in one season in track and field.

After graduation Greg matriculated first at Georgetown University then at Harvard University, graduating from the latter in 1926.

Greg participated in track at both of those outstanding institutions. In 1923, during his freshman year at Georgetown, Greg broke the world record in the 35-yard hurdles during the Knights of Columbus Track Meet in Boston. It is believed that Greg is the only athlete from Lowell to hold a world record in the sport of track.

Induction Year: 1999
Graduation/Class Year: 1921
Gender: Male
LHS Sports Played: Baseball, Football, Track and/or Cross Country
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Living/Deceased: Deceased
College: Georgetown University, Harvard College
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Professional/International/Olympic Sports: Broke the world record in the 35-yard hurdles
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