Hall of Fame induction: 1994
Father Beattie’s Salesianum teams won the Delaware State High School Cross Country Championship 13 times between 1966 and his departure in 1984. Six times a Salesianum runner won the individual state title from 1969 to 1983. Salesianum track teams won the state track title four times and the New Castle County Championships four times.
More than 20 Salesianum track and field athletes won State Championships. During his heyday in cross country at Salesianum, the school finished in the top four at the state meet 20 times.