David J. Farley
Team: Track & Field

David J. Farley '64
Track & Field
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David J. Farley ’64, one of Brown’s outstanding distance runners, won the IC4A indoor mile in 4:13.7 as a junior and in the spring of his senior season he captured the IC4A outdoor mile in 4:06.6. He also won 23 mile races in dual meet competition as a Bruin. He competed in a golden era for Brown track, with the cross country teams going 27-5 and winning two New England crowns and the indoor squads winning 23 of 28 dual meets. As captain of the 8-1 freshman harriers, Farley was undefeated. That winter he ran a 4:13.7 mile against Columbia, the fastest freshman time in the country in 1960-61. In the same meet, he came back to set a Cub record for the two mile with a 9:45.6. That spring, Farley broke the freshman outdoor mile mark with a 4:14.7 and also set a Cub record for the 880 with a 1:56.1. As a junior, the 5-10, 140-pounder from Bangor, ME, broke the Marvel Gym and Rhode Island indoor record for the mile with a 4:10.4. Farley had a sensational senior season, leading the cross country team to a 7-1 record and its second straight N.E. title. The harriers finished second by a point to Cornell in the Heps and second to Notre Dame in the IC4As. While the winter teams were posting a 7-0 mark, Farley was winning the prestigious K of C mile and helping the two-mile relay team set a new school record of 7:38. Farley closed out his career on the 8-0 spring team by winning the 880 at the Heps and then edging Tom Sullivan of Villanova and George Germann of Seton Hall in one of the classic IC4A miles. Farley is manager of personnel services at Industrial National Bank, Providence.