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Frank Brennan

Frank Brennan (Track and field.  Born, New York, NY, 1884; died, New York, Nov. 27, 1945.)  Though not distinguished as a runner, Frank A. Brennan became an influential meet director as the founder of the New York Chapter, Knights of Columbus indoor track meet in 1918.  Brennan started the meet at what was then the 22nd Engineers Armory in the Fort Washington section of Manhattan (now the Armory Track & Field Center).  He moved from 168th Street and Broadway to Madison Square Garden No. 2 at Madison Square in 1925.  The K. of C. meet then followed the Garden uptown for the 1926 renewal and remained a Garden fixture until 1970.  Brennan earlier was a member of the Pastime A.C., becoming its captain in 1908, and also served as an official at A.A.U. meets.

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