Barry L. Calvert
Cross Country, Track & Field
Class of 1984
A cross country and track and field standout from Weir Senior High School in Weirton, W. Va., Barry L. Calvert competed at Bethany after becoming a Regional Champion in cross country and an OVAC champion in the one-mile run in track during his high school career. Calvert also excelled in the classroom, as he was a member of the National Honor Society.
A two-time NCAA Division III Championship qualifier (1980, 1982), Calvert left his mark on the Bethany cross country program as well. His best appearance at the Division III Championships came in 1980 where he posted a time of 28:12. Calvert also found success at the conference championships, earning first-team all-conference recognition in both the 1981 and 1983 seasons.
Calvert carried his cross country success to the track, placing first in the PAC in 1984 in the 5,000m run with a time of 15:24.00. He also placed second in the 1,500m run with a time of 4:03.50. To this day, Calvert's 5,000m time of 15:16.64 remains a Bethany school record.
Away from running, Calvert was named to the Who's Who Among College and University Students list and the Dean's List during his college career.
Calvert graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Art in 1984. After serving as a manager for Bob Evan's Restaurants and an assitant manager for Aladdin Food Management Services, Calvert became a manager for Aramark, Inc., at Slippery Rock University, where he is employed today.
Calvert resides in Butler, Pa., with his wife Margaret. They have four children, Timothy, Lance, Maggie, and Molly.