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Eugene Cummings

Eugene Cummings

Everett Community College
Class of 2010

Eugene was a member of the Everett track team in 1963 and 1964. He won six championships for Everett and broke the national junior college record in the 1,500m event. During his two years at Everett, Eugene was never beaten in the mile or 880m. He still holds the Everett records for the marathon (2:17:24), 1500m (3:48.10) and the mile (4:11.80). He went on to run at Brigham Young University where he was an All-American and NCAA Division 1 National Champion in the 1500m. While a member of the U.S. Naval Air Corps, Gene developed desert and mountain survival programs for the Navy jet pilots. He incorporated survival training into an innovative clinical treatment program and the University of Utah, which is known internationally as a creative and cost effective mental health program design.

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