Salem State professor part of world record-setting track team

Andrew Darien

Salem State University history professor Andrew Darien, along with three teammates on Boston’s Eliot Track Club (a masters club for those 40 and over), set both an American and a world record in the indoor distance medley relay on Friday, January 27. Competing at Boston University’s 2012 Terrier Invitational, Darien and his team were able to lower the distance medley relay best to 10:55.1. Darien, who was a Big Ten finalist and an All-Academic Big Ten selection while an undergraduate at the University of Michigan, ran the 800-meter leg of the race in 2.03.

A professor of American history and the graduate coordinator of Salem State’s master’s degree program in history, Andrew Darien is currently on sabbatical, writing a book on the integration of women and African Americans into the New York Police Department between 1941 and 1975.