Arthur Belmonte '77
Title: Class of 2006

Arthur Belmonte '77 was an outstanding 4-year track athlete for the Lancers and was captain of the 1976 indoor team.  He ran the 120 high hurdles, 440, 440 intermediate hurdles and the mile.  In 1975, Belmonte ran the anchor leg in the New England Mile Relay in which Worcester State finished 5th.  He ran the anchor leg on the relay team that broke the ECAC record at Bowdoin College and helped set the Worcester State record in the mile relay at the national meet in 1975. 

Among Belmonte's major accomplishments was defeating teammate and New England quarter mile champion Rich Riley at the MASCAC championships for Riley's only defeat in his career.  He was also the 1975 MASCAC champion in the 440 in 1975.  In 1976, Belmonte won the City Championship in the 440 hurdles.  In 1977, Belmonte set the 440 intermediate hurdle record for the Lancers with a time of 54.3; a record that stood for 28 years. 

Belmonte was also a member of the Worcester State Club Football team from 1973-76.  It is with great pleasure that we induct Arthur Belmonte in to the Worcester State College Athletic Hall of Fame.