Hall of Fame induction: 1997
Although Ed won a “gimmick” race of 100 yards at Brandywine Raceway against a standard bred horse and a Model T Ford at the same time, it is his effort against other humans and his records at the University of Delaware that set him apart. His old coach said that his great drive and ability to get everything possible from his performances, made him a special person.
McCreary still holds the UD record at 10.33 for 100 meters and 21.00 for 200 meters run in 1980, in addition to records for every sprint event at the University. He qualified for and ran in the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 100 meters, and also qualified for the Olympic Trials in 1980.
While in high school at Brandywine in 1976, Ed was New Castle County’s 100 yard & 220 yard Champion and Northern Regional Division I Champion in the 100 meters & 200 meters.