The Ashenfelter 8K Classic (A8K) is a United States Track & Field-NJ Championship Road Race which is open to everyone... walkers, joggers, runners and racers. The race is produced by the Glen Ridge Educational Foundation.
|2nd Male||24:13||PELLE NOGUEIRA||24||NJ|
|3rd Male||24:27||Jaoued El Jazouli||36||NJ|
|4th Male||24:29||Jacob Heredia||19||NJ|
|2nd Female||28:41||EMILY ROSARIO||33||NJ|
|3rd Female||28:59||JENNIFER PESCE||43||NJ|
|4th Female||29:11||KELSEY LARKIN||25||NJ|
|M 40-49||23:58||THOMAS YOUNG||44||NJ|
|M 50-59||28:25||MARCO CARDOSO||51||NJ|
|M 60-69||27:44||NAT LARSON||61||MA|
|M 70+||34:16||JAMES LINN||71||PA|
|F 40-49||26:39||ROBERTA GRONER||45||NJ|
|F 50-59||31:27||HORTENCIA ALIAGA||52||NJ|
|F 60-69||32:01||SUZANNE LA BURT||60||NY|
|F 70+||43:05||CATHY WRIGHT||71||NJ|
Horace Ashenfelter, the Olympic Gold Medalist that the race is named after, was one of America’s premier distance runners during the 1950s, winning 17 national championships at a variety of distances. But his most remarkable achievement was winning the gold medal in the 1952 Olympic 3,000-meter steeplechase.
Ashenfelter was the first American since James Lightbody in 1904 to win the Olympic steeplechase beating the favorite, Vladimir Kazantsev of the Soviet Union. Horace Ashenfelter also won the 1952 Sullivan Award as the nation’s outstanding amateur athlete.
Ashenfelter served in World War II and then attended Penn State. He won the NCAA 2-mile run in 1949, the IC4A outdoor 2-mile in 1948 and 1949, and the IC4A indoor 2-mile in 1948. He was also AAU national champion in cross-country, 1951, 1955 and 1956; the steeplechase, 1951, 1953, and 1956; the 3-mile run, 1954 and 1955; the 6-mile, 1950; and the indoor 3-mile, 1952 through 1956.