To give the man his due...
- 2nd NCAA steeple 1961
- 1st NCAA steeple 1962, MR 8:48.6
- 1963, fell, DNF... won by Vic Zwolak of Villanova (64 champ as well). (Quite a few notable 'Nova steeplers over time... Browning Ross was NCAA Champ in 1948, and an Olympian; Tom Donnelly succeeded Zwolak with 8th/4th/3rd place NCAA performances his so/jr/sr years. Amos Korir.)
As noted, Traynor also got under 4:00, was the most valuable athlete at Penn Relays in 1962, won two AAU national championships in the steeple, and one national AAU 10K XC championship.
That's a pretty good run.
Joined us a handful of times in the latter half of the 70's for long runs, I was pretty much in awe, his was a name from the very early days of my own interest in running, in the Philly area.