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Mark Diashyn

Class of 1960

Mark was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 1988. His citation is copied below:

In four years of track (1957-1960), all Mark Diashyn did was win 99 events, finish second 31 times, and come in third on 19 occasions. One time, he “did not place.” It was in his freshman year in the long jump.

Over a period of four seasons, this track star scored 35 percent of the team points. He entered 150 events. He held the Mason-Dixon Conference record in the 220-yard low hurdles set his junior year in a time of 23.9 seconds.

Lettering four years for Coach Don Chatellier in track, Diashyn twice was the sport’s most valuable performer (1958 and 1959), and as a junior won the Athletic Council Award. The high and low hurdles were his specialties, but he also was a fine sprinter in the 100 and 20, and a valuable contributor to the relay efforts of Washington College.

Diashyn was a member of the Kappa Alpha Order, played soccer as a sophomore, ran cross country as a junior, was sports editor of the Elm, served as vice-president of the Newman Club, and graduated in 1960 with a degree in mathematics.

As of this writing in 1988, Diashyn is a financial systems analyst supporting project managers on construction work at Stanford University.