Hall of Fame induction: 2012
Keith actively participated in Track and Field and Cross Country for 10 years starting in 1964. He ran for Mount Pleasant starting in Junior High through his senior year, and was elected Captain of the team. While in high school he won the 880 and 440 yard runs at both the County and State levels, and set the State 880 record at 1:55.4 his junior year. At his graduation in 1970, he was selected as the “Most Valuable Athlete” by the Boosters Association. In July of 1970, Keith entered the United States Military Academy at West Point having received both a Congressional and athletic appointment. During his four years at West Point he ran Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track. In his sophomore year he became the lead Academy runner in the 1,000 yard run indoor and the 800 meter outdoor.
During his time at West Point, Keith competed against some of the best runners in the country from track powerhouses such as Navy, Penn State, Notre Dame, Penn, Villanova, Cornell, St. Johns, Georgetown, Princeton, Harvard and Yale, just to name a few. He also participated in the large invitational meets such as the Penn Relays, Drake Relays, Quantico Relays, Heptagonal Invitational and IC4A and NCAA Championships. He finished second in the Heptagonals 880 yard run in 1973, and won the event in 1974.One of his proudest achievements was setting the Army – Navy record in the 880 at 1:50.4 while leading his West Point team in three events to upset Navy in his final collegiate meet in 1974. After graduation from the Academy, Keith was invited to join the US Army Track Team, however, he declined this offer and became an infantry officer and served in the US, Europe and Korea. He left the Army in 1979 and joined Mobil Oil (now ExxonMobil) and rose to be a senior manager in their international division. He retired in 2007 and continues to reside in Fairfax, Virginia with his wife Courtney. He and Courtney have a 23 year old daughter that also lives in the Fairfax area.