Thursday November 28th, 2019
Glen Ridge, NJ
Distance: 8K · Tom Fleming Mile
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.
|Male||24:36.88||Morgan Pearson||25||New Vernon, NJ|
|2nd Male||24:58.25||Aaron Leskow||26||Morristown, NJ|
|3rd Male||25:02.33||Justin Scheid||33||Succasunna, NJ|
|4th Male||25:11.04||Kyle Price||30||Milltown, NJ|
|Female||27:26.75||Shelby Goose||27||Englewood, NJ|
|2nd Female||27:28.55||Amanda Marino||29||Asbury Park, NJ|
|3rd Female||28:09.41||Nicolette Mateescu||24||Kendall Park, NJ|
|4th Female||28:10.91||Roberta Groner||40||E. Ledgewood, NJ|
|M 40-49||26:55.57||Sam Teigen||44||Hawthorne, NJ|
|M 50-59||27:49.29||Mark Zamek||55||Allentown, PA|
|M 60-69||32:06.67||Reno Stirrat||64||Rockaway, NJ|
|M 70+||37:41.73||Daniel Fishbane||72||Wayne, NJ|
|F 40-49||28:10.91||Roberta Groner||40||E. Ledgewood, NJ|
|F 50-59||31:49.35||Misa Tamura||53||Ridgewood, NJ|
|F 60-69||37:14.73||Debbie Goulian||60||Kinnelon, NJ|
|F 70+||42:40.82||JOANN JOANN||70||Sommerset, 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.