John C. Tullo '86, '90MBA
Track and Field
As a freshman in 1983, John first broke the school javelin record while winning the Metropolitan Championships with a meet record. Later that year, John went on to become the US Junior National Champion and also won the Junior International Tri-Meet against Canada and Italy with a throw of 245’.
John’s dominance in both college and open meets continued for the next several years, rewriting the school record book and breaking meet records throughout the East. John improved on a second place finish as a sophomore at the prestigious IC4A Championships with back-to-back individual titles as a junior and senior in 1985 and 1986.
John’s best throw with the “old rules” javelin was 246’, which occurred when he won the Senior Metropolitan Championships in 1984.
After earning All-American honors as a senior in 1986, John represented Iona at the US Nationals, earning a spot as the top javelin thrower in the East. John then won the bronze medal at the 1986 US Olympic Festival with a school record of 236’ 9” with the “new rules” javelin.
Following graduation, John continued competing on a national level making it to the finals of the 1987 US National Championships, earning a spot on the 1987 US Olympic Festival team, winning the Penn Relays, and competing in the 1988 US Olympic Trials.
At the time of his induction John continues to throw in both open and masters competitions representing the New Jersey Shore Athletic Club. In 2007, John won the US National Championship in the Masters 40-44 age group. John is also a member of the New Jersey Shore Athletic Club Hall of Fame.