Milton Hubbard

No one who is interested in the history of track and field at Washington College can overlook the exploits of runner Milton L. “Mickey” Hubbard. A running back in football, he saw limited service in that sport. In one year at cross country, he ran impressively even though his heart was not into distance running. He participated mainly to help the team and to strengthen himself for track, where he was the shining star. In the spring of 1945, when the College was adjusting to post-World War II athletics, Mickey was the only Washington College entry in the annual Mason Dixon Athletic Conference Championship Meet. He did himself and his school proud by scoring 10 points in the 100 and 220 yard dashes.

His forte were the running sprints such as the 100 yard, 220 yard, and the 440 yard dashes. He also scored in the broad jump and the pole vault. During his junior year, he was undefeated in the 100 and 220 yard dashes in all dual meets. The 1948-49 and the 1949-50 Washington College track teams were Mason-Dixon Conference champions, thanks in a large part to Hubbard’s points.

His single most outstanding accomplishment came during an indoor meet held in February 1950 in the Fifth Regiment Armory in Baltimore. After participating on a winning Washington College mile relay team early in the meet, he was entered in the South Atlantic Championship 500-yard run. Thirty yards behind the lead runner, Mickey turned on a tremendous kick in the last 120 yards and overhauled the favored Lloyd Beach of Morgan State College, a former member of the Jamaican Olympic Relay Team. Winning by four yards, he was awarded the trophy for the outstanding performance of the meet.

As a student, he was a member of the Kappa Alpha fraternity and the Varsity Club. After graduation and until his recent retirement, he was employed by the Dorchester County School system as an administrator, teacher, and a coach of many sports.

Washington college is very proud to induct Milton L. Hubbard into its Athletic Hall of Fame on this first day of October, 1994.