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Ashenfelter 8k Classic

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.

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Race Date: 11/22/2018 Distance: 8k
Division Time Name Age Home
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
Division Time Name Age Home
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
Ashenfelter 8k Classic

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.

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