Hall of Fame induction: 2016
Mark attended Howard Career Center & St. John’s University during the early 80’s. Mark was a 3x individual Indoor All–State & State Champion in the high jump and 400m. He was also a 3x All-State selection as a member of a 4x400m and 4x800m relay teams. His best high jump 6’ 8” still ranks #3 all time in the state. Mark still holds the HJ Record at Howard (6’10).
Indoors he was the 1981 state champion in the high jump with a leap of 6’8” that place him #1 all-time for 16 years and ranked him #7 in the nation as prep by Track & Field News. Outdoors Mark won 3 Div. II outdoor titles in the HJ, 4x100m relay, 4x400m relay, He also won the New Castle County meet 3x’s in the High Jump setting a meet record of 6’8” as sophomore and twice was a member of the winning 4x100m relay. He was an outdoor 3x selection for All-State in the 2 mile relay, 400m, H.J., 4x100m, 4x400m relay; Mark was also a Blue Hen Conference Champion & Div. II Champion in Cross Country in 1981.
At St. John’s University Mark won championship points in the Indoor Big East Championships by placing 3rd in the HJ (6’10”) & 4X400 relay. He was a member of two school record relay teams indoors including the DMR (9:43.74, Ranked #3 in the Country- Track & Field News, 48.4 split on 400m leg) & the 4x400m (3:16.1).
Outdoors Mark won championship points in the Big East Championships & Metropolitan Conference Championships by placing 4th in the 100m & 3rd in the DMR. In 1985 his DMR relay team won the outdoors Metropolitan Championships (46.7 split on the 400m leg) and he placed 3rd in the HJ.
In 1986 Mark was elected team captain, was a conference champion at the indoor Metropolitan Conference Championships in the HJ (6’10”) and placed 2nd outdoors (6’8’), 2nd DMR & was 3rd in the 4X100m relay. He also place 4th in the HJ during the Outdoor Big East Championships. Mark is still rank on the all-time list at St John’s for 500m (1:04.4), HJ (7’0”), school record DMR (9:43.7), 4X400 (3:12.2), 4X100m (41.17) & 4X200m (1:25.6)
As a coach, Mark immerged Brandywine H.S Boys Track Team to a top 3 State Ranking during the 2010 & 2011 seasons along with a second place finish in the 2011 New Castle County Championships.