DICK HILL NAMED

SHORE AC ATHLETE OF

WEEK FOR WEEK OF APRIL 19TH

 

     With Richard (Dick) Hill,  running has always been "all about the family."

    At age 79, the Middletown runner is a former National Masters 15K champion, continues doing big things on the roads, tracks and cross-country at all distances, and regularly places high  in his age group. And, to be sure, the enjoyment of running withthe extended Hill & Co. family runners adds even more to it each time he steps to the starting line.           

     Most recent Hill start came in the Capt. Ronald Zinn Memorial 5K at the Wall Township Recreation Complex on Sunday, April 19.  He came through with a 41:20 clocking in the Shore AC-staged event, which honored the

late 2-time Olympian Zinn, as well as all Vietnam veterans, and it was  good for second place of all 75-79s.

    For this performance, as well as his incredible body of work over the years, Dick Hill has been named  Shore Athletic Club's athlete of the week for the week  of  April 19, 2015.

  We'll let son Kevin, himself one of the Shore area's busiest runners, the men's winner of the RunAPalooza Full Marathon just a day before running the Zinn 5K with his Dad, tell has his Dad's lustrous story:

   "Dick Hill has been running competitively in the Shore area since 1975," wrote Kevin.  "He ran competitively at Rutgers University,  participating in cross country and track and field up until his graduation in 1957.

   "The business world soon beckoned and he served as an executive at Prudential for over 40 years, and trained as an actuary.

    "When the family moved from Minnesota to Holmdel in 1975, Dick opened up Prudential's  Holmdel location and started running competitively in the Shore area.

One of his first signature accomplishments was breaking 40 minutes at age 40 at the inaugural PruPac 10K in 1977.

   "From then on, he has averaged running over 20 competitive races a year ranging from the 800 meters to the marathon. When he's not racing, he has been busy organizing many informal runs at the great parks in

Monmouth County, including the infamous "Tuesdays at Thompson" run for many years.

  "When he retired at age 59 in 1995, he picked up his competitive racing and dedicated many many weekends to the Shore Athletic Club. He raced internationally many times with many of his good friends and also raced domestically in national championships (including his 15K National title win in Florida) - all the while proudly sporting his Shore Athletic Club jersey.

  "To this day, he loves to race. He leaves it 'all out there' every time and always has a great kick.

   "He has been blessed with his wife Patricia, four children and 11 grandchildren,  who also love to run.

  "His two sons, Brian and Kevin, both live in Monmouth County and have been running races with their Dad for over 20 years.

  "Brian races like his father, taking the races pretty seriously and giving it his all every time. Kevin is much more social runner who enjoys relaxed races from the half marathon up to 50 miles, usually followed by a post-race beer celebration.

  "Last year alone,Dick ran about 20 races supporting the Shore Athletic Club and usually had a handful of family

members with him

  "He's had miles and miles of fun through the years, trying to out-kick grandchildren down the finish, and has had a fun, competitive rivalry with his daughter-in-law Carolyn for many, many years. They laugh about it all the time and enjoyed running the Spring Lake 5-Mile Run, the Belmar 5, and the Falmouth Road race together last year.

    "However, Dick is his proudest when watching his grandchildren run. He has had had three grandchildren run for Rumson Fair-Haven Regional High School, three run at Ridge High School; all five of Brian's children ran grammar school and now in one high school at Christian Brothers Academy. (That's grandson Brian, who won an array of freshman cross country high school championships last fall, was recognized as one of the state's most promising young runners, and was honored as Shore AC boys youth athlete of the year.)

   "At all of these meets, the very proud grandfather can be seen running all over the course with the youngsters, just enjoying the true passion of the sport.

  "He has joked many times that not enough races have a 'three generation award.' ( Although the last thing he needs is more awards).

  "As an example, for the last 10 or so years, he has been fortunate enough to run local races such as Spring Lake, Lake Tak(anassee in Long Branch) and the George Sheehan Classic (in Red Bank) with Brian and Kevin, their wives

 Christine and Carolyn, and at any given time three to six grandchildren.

   "Dick's 2015 racing season kicked off at the Captain Ronald Zinn Memorial 5K Run last Saturday. As usual, he had a ferocious sprint to the finish and was smiling the entire way. He hopes to see many more of his good friends as he continues to race throughout 2015."

   So congratulations once more to Dick and the whole outstanding Hill & Co. family team.  See 'ya at the races, everybody.

  Dick Hill becomes the fifth Shore AC Athlete of the Week.  His predecessors have been Frank Haviland, March 22; Jason Gers, March 29; Brandon Roulhac, April 5, and Rich Luettchau, April 12.

  To all: Please send us your Shore AC Athlete of The Week nominees each week.

  Cheers to all, elliottden@aol.com.

 

 

INGRAM, SOUCHECK
LEAD WAY IN 50TH ANNUAL
CAPTAIN ZINN MER
MOIAL RACES


    WALL TOWNSHIP - Walter Ingram and John Soucheck used identical scripts to score decisive victories in the 50th annual Captain Ronald Zinn Memorial Races at the Wall Township Recreation Complex on April 19th.
   Both raced out to early leads and were never headed in the traditional event that again honored Capt. Zinn, the two-time USA Olympian and West Point graduate who lost his life in Vietnam combat in 1965, as well as all Vietnam veterans.
  Ingram, 22, a Somerville resident, physics teacher at Hunterdon Central High School, and former track and cross country standout at The College of New Jersey, sped off with the Zinn 5K Run title in 16:30.0, which is 5:18 mile pace over the 3.1-mile route.
  The co-featured Zinn 10K Racewalk went to Soucheck, 49, a Little Silver resident who captains the national-champion Shore Athletic Club racewalk team.  He walked  the 10K route (which is 6.2 miles) in 56 minutes, 12 seconds.
   Ingram went two laps around the 2.5-kilometer Wall Recreation Complex course, while Soucheck covered four laps.
  Women's winners were runner Annalise Giuliano of Jackson (23:54) and walker Jessica DeMarco of Barnegat.
(1:30:08.)
   The Zinn Races, which began in 1966, were again staged by Shore Athletic Club volunteers and sponsored by the New Jersey Natural Gas Co.
   "We had a great, improved turnout (81 runners and 16 walkers) on a terrific day," said Dave Hoch, the veteran Shore AC runner and coach and Bradley Beach resident who served as race director.  "This is the oldest race in the nation honoring Vietnam veterans and everyone who took part joined in the spirit of the occasion."
    Once again, local runners Joe Renzella of Neptune City and Tom Resch of Eagleswood Township made it a personal expedition.  Both are Vietnam veterans who also veterans of many past Zinn races.
  Carrying an American flag throughout, Renzella, a Purple Heart winner, ran his 5K in 33:21.
  "A lot of my comrades never came back from Vietnam," said Renzella.  "This was my tribute to them; the race honors all of them, and all their service to our nation."
  Runners ranged in age from 8 (Noah Wilcox of Little Silver) to 75 (Fred Howlett of Brick.)   But the   senior competitor of all was racewalker Ben Ottmer, 81, of Freehold.  Young star Nolan Kus of Jackson, age 12, again outran the majority of his elders, placing 10th in 21:47.
     Hoch has already set the date for the 51st edition of the Zinn Memorial Races - April 17, 2016.

   The Top 10 Finishers:

    Men's 5K - 1. Walter Ingram, Somerville, 16:30; 2. Jeff Propert, Wall, 17:55; 3. Zachary Kudlak, Long
Branch, 17:56; 4. Ryan DeGregorio, Manalapan, 17:59; 5. Chris Whitehead, Eatontown, 19:03;
6. Frank Durkin Sr., Whiting, 19:32; 7. Nolan McCarty, Princeton, 19:46; 8. Ian Anderson, Bradley Beach, 20:24; 9. Scott Linnell, Colts Neck, 20:37; 10. Nolan Kus, Jackson, 21:47.

  Women's 5K - 1 Annalise Giuliano, Jackson, 23:54; 2. Lauryn Burnett, Somerville, 24:41; 3. Emily Kudlak, Long Branch, 25:26; 4. Fabiola Zaconeta, Brick, 25:51; 5. Donna O'Donaghan, Tinton Falls, 27:05; 6. Karen Gregory, Bradley Beach, 28:45; 7. Alianna Garrison, Jackson, 29:42; 8. Gina Scuorzo, Marlboro, 29:45; 9, Sandra Etlinger, Howell, 30:20; 10. Marilyn Ryder, Eatontown, 30:23.

Men's 10K Racewalk - 1. John Soucheck, Little Silver, 56:12; 2. Tim Chelius, Northfield, 1:04:15; 3. Ron Slvio, Whiting, 1:07:20; 4. Fred Linkhart, Ocean, 1:08:19; 5. Ray Robertson, Ocean, 1:12:54; 6. Dr. Pat Bivona, Clifton, 1:17:49;  7. Ben Ottmer, Freehold, 1:18:43; 8. Frank Bergson,.Whitehouse Station, 1:21:06; 9. John DeMarco,
Barnegat, 1:30:08; 10. Clarence Harris, Wall, 1:31:09.

Women's 10K Racewalk - 1. Jessica DeMarco, Barnegat, 1:30:08; 2. Kathy Aurelio, Carteret, 1:44:51.

 

 

 Shore AC's Antoinette Padilla passes baton to teammate Maurelhena Walles, and Maurelhena brings it in for anchor Tia Livingston at Millrose Games, as Shore AC leads all club teams in women's 4x200 relay at The Armory Track and Field Center.  (Photos courtesy of Antoinette Padilla.)

SHORE AC'S MASTERS 60-UP RELAY RUNNERS link up at Millrose Games. Left to right are Rick Lapp, Spider Rossiter, Harry Nolan and Mark Chiusano. (Photo courtesy of Mr. Rick Lapp.)
RICK LAPP GIVES SHORE AC early lead in Masters 60-up 4x400 at Millrose Games and prepares to hand-off to teammate Spider Rossiter.

BIG DAY FOR SHORE AC
 AT MILLROSE GAMES 2015...

 

   By ELLIOTT DENMAN

 

  NEW YORK - Saturday (Feb. 14 2015) saw the 108th edition of the famed NYRR Millrose Games come to the New Balance Armory Track and Field Center for the fourth straight year and it was a dazzling meet from start to finish.

  And we are proud to report that our Shore Athletic Club athletes and friends were a very big part of this Millrose success story.

  First we'll backtrack.  Shore AC athletes have been coming to the Millrose Games since the early 1930s and a short list of these celebrated teammates would include world record-breakers John Borican and Todd Scully, and an array of winning Open and Masters relay teams.

  Well, 2015 was a terrific Millrose Games for Shore AC, too.  One of the best, in fact.

  Top of the heap, for sure, is teammate Jonathan "Jon" Hallman, champion of the Susan Rudin

men's national-championship 1-mile racewalk.  Not only did he break 6 minutes for the first time but his brilliant 5:53.38 win beat out Olympians Trevor Barron and Andreas Gustaffson and set an all-time Shore AC record for the event.

   When Shore AC's Todd Scully struck gold at the 1979 Millrose Games in 5:55.8, he became "the Roger Bannister of racewalking" as the first man to officially "break 6."  But Jonathan Hallman's 5:53.38 supplants Scully as club record-holder and puts him "right up there" with the elite of American sprint racewalking.

  Jonathan and his wonderfully dedicated Dad, Tom Hallman, drove all the way up to New York from Liebrty, SC for the meet, then drove right back (even as a snowstorm loomed) at its end.  How proud they were to do it all in the Shore AC cause, and carrying the Shore AC flag, and how proud we were of them!  We can't really tell you how much this Millrose win meant to all of us.

   Shore AC teammates Emerson Hernandez (6:37.89) and Rich Luettchau (6:44.74) placed 5-6 behind teammate Jon and Chelsea Conway walked a fine 7:25.74 in the women's race.  And to do it all in the events honoring Susan Rudin made it even more of a special occasion.

  Shore AC's mighty Paul Wagner had won the Millrose weight throw in 2012 and was in top form once again with his 66-7 second place back of veteran Jake Freeman.  Paul now serves as throws coach at Franklin & Marshall, so we know for sure we'll be seeing some great throwers emerging from the F&M program.   Teammate Wilfredo DeJesus was fourth at Millrose on a good whirl of 62-1 1/2.

  Shore AC teammate Justin Frick has been a brilliant high jumper throughout his whole Freehold High, Princeton University and U. of Oregon career and he's still leaping with the very best.  Justin, now a stellar coach at Princeton, was a late entry to Millrose and came through with a solid 7-2 1/2 leap for sixth place.  He had three good cracks at 7-4 before calling it a day.

 Now, back to the track.

 Shore AC's women's foursome of Bianca Marten, Maurelhena Walles, Antoinette Padilla and Tia Livingston ran a super 1:44.31 to lead all club teams and bow only to top college squads St. John's and Monroe in the 4x200 relay. All thanks to Mrs. Phyllis Wilson for "stepping up" to coach the team to excellence - as well as to secure their attractive new uniforms.   And this was a race won  by the fine St. John's team where Shore AC Hall of Famer and four-time Olympian Aliann Pompey is proving her prowess as a brilliant sprint and relays coach on the Red Storm staff.

  Oh, and that was a wonderful, smiling photo of our Maurelhena - readying to take the baton and give it a quick trip around the track - seen in the upper lefthand corner of page 10 of the official Millrose program.  "Smiles are infectious," the caption read, and as Maurelhena keeps proving every time out, Shore AC team spirit is

infectious, too.  It was a brilliant program, too, listing all those past Millrose champions, going way-way-way back. Best of all, this program was free to all Millrose-goers.

   Meanwhile, in the men's open relays, the Shore AC four of Kareem Mickens, Da'Ron Jones, Brian Slater and Nicholas Reid clocked a 3:38.20 to place fourth in the club sprint medley, and it was Matt Bernardo-Jones-Mickens-Slater running 1:34.62 for fifth in their section of the 4x200 (where the 2014 Shore AC team continues to hold the meet record at 1:27.01.)

   Then the Shore AC Masters runners took the baton to continue the club's big meet.

  A 3:58.18 peformance gave the Shore AC quartet of Scott Clark, Tom Cawley, Pat Dolan and Matt Wallack fourth place (after a tumble at the start, requiring a re-start) in the men's 50-up 4x400 race won by the renowned Southwest Sprinters of Texas.

   Next, the Shore AC foursome of  Rick Lapp, Spider Rossiter, Mark Chiusano and Harry Nolan ran a 4:36.92 as the third men's club team in the 60-up 4x400, a race won by the Syracuse Chargers.

   This was an emotion-charged Shore AC men's 60-up lineup.  Yes, they "did it all for Tony."

   Teammate Tony Plaster - always a man at prime fitness level - had been slated to key this team but endured a mild stroke just two days beforehand.  Shore AC Hall of Famer Nolan - the consummate team man - gamely stepped up to fill in for Teammate Tony.

    It was a performance of pure poignancy and will go down in the club archives as yet another where teammates stood tallest when needed to do just that.

   All reports were that Teammate Tony was making rapid progress and, knowing Tony, we all expect to see him back on the track, back "carrying the flag" for Shore AC a lot sooner than later.

   Cheers for Coach Bob Andrews for organizing our Shore AC Masters relays and Dave Friedman for his valiant support (and great Millrose officiating, too.)

   And, of course, our Shore AC "alumni" were doing big things on the track, as well.

   We have all cheered Ajee' Wilson as she moved up through all the ranks of the sport and now she was the world's fastest women's 800-meter runner of 2014.

  Now that 2015 is here, Ajee' is ready for even bigger and better things.  Her 2:01.57 win in the Emblem Health Women's 800 was a portrait of consistency and poise.  Her laps were 30.02, 30.29, 30.58 and 30.68 - remarkable.

  The 2:01.57 was the fastest by an American this year and held off the bid of Charlene Lipsey (2:02.05) to score a major upset.

  Robby Andrews was brilliant, too, in the Mel Sheppard men's 1000 meters. 

  His amazing final sprint - the patented move that carried him to two NCAA titles, and a lot more - nearly did it again, but just fell short.

The race went to Iowan Erik Sowinski in 2:21.18; Robby's 2:21.23 was just 5/100ths of a second shy.

  But it did prove one thing - "Robby is definitely back."

  After his sprint medley anchor carry, Shore AC's Nicholas Reid was back in action for the 1000.  Given his first major assignment as a pace-setter, Nicholas handled the assignment well, leading through a 1:25.61 600.

  Members of the big press corps at Millrose were Shore AC teammates messrs. Marc Bloom, George Kochman and E.Denman.  Marc did a fine job as Masters splits-taker and all three are well-honored gentlemen with more good news to report. 

  At a Track and Field Writers of America gathering at Coogan's Feb. 12, Marc was saluted by TAFWA colleagues for all his years of journalistic excellence and the many, thoroughly insightful books he has authored.  George (along with Staten Island Advance partner Derek Alvez) will receive the Stan Saplin Award for their years of terrific writing and coverage; following a ceremony at the March 3 Easterns, their names will be put on a plaque for all to see (along with predecessors Bloom and E.D.) n the Armory's Stan Saplin Media Room. On March 15, at the New Balance Nationals,  E.D. will be presented the Alan Dawson Memorial Award for his years of service to the sport.

  And here's great news, too - George and Marc will be inducted into the Shore AC Hall of Fame at the annual

Shore AC Awards Banquet on March 8 at The English Manor, Ocean Township, NJ.

   Special cheers go to Millrose Games director Ray Flynn, Armory Track Foundation president and CEO Dr. Norbert Sander, and NYRR president Mary Wittenberg, along with all Millrose officials and committepersons.   They joined forces and surely made the 108th Millrose Games one of the best. ////////////////////

  Meanwhile Saturday, in Boston, Shore AC's Monique Morgan was winning the women's 60-meter hurdles at the Valentine Invitational meet in a quick 8.21 seconds.

  Bottom line:  WHAT A WEEKEND !!

 

SHORE AC LOOKS FORWARD TO

BUSY 2015 INDOOR TRACK SEASON
WITH MANY OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE TO ALL !!

 

Dear Shore AC athlete:                                                                    January 1, 2015.

 

   Well, 2015 is here and it's time to get rolling on the new year's season.

   The 2014 season was first-rate and saw a long list of major achievements by our Shore AC athletes in all categories of the sport.  We did great things as both individuals and as a team.  (Just as an example, the Track and Field News rankings are now out and no less than eight Shore AC athletes have gained USA top-10 positions for 2014.  Very well done, indeed.)

   Well...on to the 2015 season...

 

  (1) First off, we call this meet to your attention:  The USATF-New Jersey Indoor Championships, Sunday, Jan. 11th at the Bennett Center "Bubble" facility on Hooper Avenue in Toms River....Full information is available at www.usatfnj.org, time schedule, etc...We strongly urge you to enter for

this meet to support both Shore AC and USATF-NJ...Entries can be made online at www.usatfnj.org and the entry deadline is at midnight on Weds. Jan. 7.   So please go ahead and do so..There will be no post-entries..

  (2) Of course, you are required to be a member of USATF to be eligible for this meet, so please go ahead and take out your 2015 USATFNJ membership right now...and be sure to list Shore AC (we are Club #07-0101) as you do so...That would be great and once you have your USATFNJ membership in place for 2015, you are eligible to compete in all USATF meets for the balance of the year....So, this bottom line: just do it.  Note, if any questions about this process, just get back to Elliott Denman  at:  elliottden@aol.com, and we'll work out the answers.)

   (3) Very good news, too, is that Monmouth University is hosting five different Showcase Meets at its excellent Multi-Purpose Athletic (MAC) facility in

West Long Branch, NJ   (easily accessible by car from Exit 105 of the

Garden State Parkway.)  Track is a flat but fast 200m oval.  These are low-key meets but designed as excellent opportunities to get ready for the other bigger meets ahead.  Good news also is that while pre-entries are encouraged, day-of-meet entries will be accepted for these meets, too.  Registration desk each meet opens at 6 pm for each meet and competition begins at 6:45 pm.  Each meet has slightly different list of events and they are as follows:

    (a) Weds Jan. 7th - shot put, pole vault, 200m, mile, 55m hurdles, 55m dash.

(b) Weds Jan 28th - shot put, pole vault, 400m, 800m, 55m hurdles, 55m dash.

(c) Weds Feb. 4th - shot put, pole vault, 200m, mile, 55m hurdles, 55m dash.

(d) Weds Feb. 11th - shot put, pole vault, 400m, 800m, 55m hurdles, 55m dash.

(e) Weds March 4th - shot put, pole vault, 200m, 1500m, 55 hurdles, 55m dash.

    So let's support these meets and let's support the good coaches and staff at

Monmouth University who are providing these excellent opportunities for all of us.

    (4) As ever, Shore AC plans to be out in force at the classic NYRR Millrose Games at the NYC Armory Track Center, coming up on Saturday Feb. 14th.  We hope to see several Shore AC athletes competing in the individual invitation events and we plan to compete in  these Open Club Relays at Millrose:

    (a) Men's 4x200 relay;  (b) Men's Sprint Medley Relay (400-200-200-800.)

    (c) Women's 4x200 relay;  (d) Women's Distance Medley Relay

     (1200-400-800-1600.)  We did a great job in these races last year and previous years and let's do it again.  We will choose our Shore AC teams based on members' performances in the earlier meets.

      (Shore AC will also be well represented in Millrose Games men's and women's Masters events, for those 40-up.  We did great in these events last year, too.  Moral of the story...track and field is a true lifetime sport, and Shore AC is a team for everyone...There is never-ever-ever a reason to retire from track and field  or from Shore AC !)

  (5) More good news is that the USA Senior National Indoor Championships will be returning to the East Coast after several years in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The 2015 USA Indoor Championships take place       Sat-Sun Feb. 28th and March 1st at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston.   Interesting developments here see championship races at the 300m, 600m, 1000m, 1-mile and 2-mile distances

(rather than the standard 400m, 800m, 1500m and 3000m distances.)  This will surely lead to many record-setting performances, so let's be part of it.

Shore AC Varsity Coach Tim Brennan will again coordinate all Shore AC

entries, etc. for Indoor Nationals.  Get your qualifying performances in and

contact Coach Tim at:  tbshoreac@aol.com.

   (6) And there will be many more meet opportunities beyond these, and

  among them Shore AC can request entries in these college meets for those

  who have demonstrated their fitness.   The meets will include (a) The Tiger Open at Princeton, Saturday Jan. 24; (b) The Monmouth University Winter Classic, Saturday Feb 14 (which is same day as Millrose Games); (c) Princeton Invitational Meet, Sunday Feb. 22;  (d) a long list of college-hosted and/or

Armory-hosted meets at the Armory Track Center in NYC.  etc  etc etc.

   (7) So now we ask this of you, all part of being a good Shore AC citizen:  (a) Register with USATF-NJ for 2015, as mentioned earlier. (b) pay your

Shore AC dues for 2015, full info. at www.shoreac.org.

 ost importantly, keep in touch!   Let us know how you're doing and  what your competition plans are.  Since we are so far-flung, we cannot really train together like a college or HS team.  But we do encourage local training groups wherever possible.  Just let us know your situation and we'll do our best to get you going on the way to success.

   (And should you NOT be available to compete for Shore AC, for whatever reason, please do us another courtesy by letting us know that, too...Just email: elliottden@aol.com)

  (For those who need Shore AC vests, shirts, etc, Mr. Denman will be there with a supply for all members at those Monmouth meets, and others.) 

  Also, we just emailed the latest edition of The Pacesetter, our terrific Shore AC newsletter with 20 pages of good info.. to all on our Shore AC email list.

If you have not yet received your copy of The Pacesetter, please let us know and we will email it right out to you.

    So there, we've covered a lot of ground and hopefully answered many of your questions.  Hope to see you soon as we set sail on another big Shore AC year.

 Very best to all,  Elliott Denman  / elliottden@aol.com / 732-222-9213.

 

SHORE AC MEMBER ANDREW BRODEUR  TAKES EARLY LEAD ON WAY TO DECISIVE 25:01.6 VICTORY IN FREEHOLD AREA RUNNING CLUB'S 5-MILE BORN TO RUN RACE ON NOV. 28TH, 2014.  RUNNER-UP WAS ROBBY ANDREWS IN 25:49.7.  CONGRATS TO ANDREW AND ROBBY AND ALL WHO TOOK PART ON THIS ICE-COLD DAY,  AND CONGRATS TO FREEHOLD AREA RUNNING CLUB FOR PUTTING ON ANOTHER TERRIFIC EVENT !!  (Photo courtesy of Freehold Area Running Club.)

SHORE AC MOURNS PASSING OF LIFETIME TRUSTEE/HALL OF FAMER SANFORD "SANDY"  KALB

 

  Shore AC has lost one of its greatest and most dedicated members, with the passing of   Mr. Sanford Kalb, one of the club's three lifetime trustees and a member of the Shore AC Hall of Fame.
   We were saddened to receive this message on Tuesday, Nov. 25, from Mr. Larry Kalb, Sandy's son and himself one of the state's most notable track and field officials.
  Larry wrote us as follows ---
"It is with extreme sadness and a heavy heart that I regretfully inform you of the passing of my father, Sanford  "Sandy" Kalb, 87, of Howell Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey.

   "Dad's Track & Field Officiating avocation spanned five decades.   He served with the AAU (Amateur Athletic Union), NJ-TAC (New Jersey chapter of The Athletics Congress) and then USATF-NJ (the New Jersey Association of USA Track and Field.)
  "In that time, he officiated many Penn Relays and served as a Technical Official for both the 1988 Olympic Trials Marathon in Jersey City's Liberty Park  and several NYC Marathons. Additionally, he officiated at three editions of the World Masters Championships, meets staged throughout the nation.
   "He was a "regular"  at meets staged at Princeton University and Monmouth College/Monmouth University, the IC4A/ECAC Championships, at Ocean County College for the Garden State Games and The Schmertz Games and meets hosted by OCC itself.
  "He was a charter member of today's Shore Track & Field Officials Association, Inc. which dates its incorporation with the state back to 1967, when he served with the association's founding father, John "Jack" P. Rafter, Sr. of Red Bank Catholic H.S.

   "A multi-year track and field  letterman for Lakewood High School, Class of 1947, he was the Piners' star miler, school record holder with a clocking a 4:42 as a sophomore in 1945, then placing sixth in the NJSIAA Group Championship Meet, and then second in the Shore Conference Championships  Also, he played running back for Lakewood's football team, until he broke an ankle his sophomore season.
   "Kalb joined the Shore Athletic Club as a Lakewood student and would stay active in Shore AC affairs his whole life.  He is one of the club's three lifetime trustees and a member of both the Shore AC and Lakewood High School halls of fame.
   "His Lakewood mile record lasted until 1959, when it was broken by Mauro Altizio (later a star runner at the University of Nebraska and famed coach.) Also, it was Altizio who succeeded Kalb as president of the Shore Track & Field Officials Association.
   "After service in the United States Army, Kalb became a self-employed businessman and resumed competing in track and field, becoming a medal-winning U.S. racewalker. 

   "In 2004, Sanford Kalb earned the respect of his peers when he was selected recipient of the Shore Chapter's Henry "Hank" J. Nonnenberg, Sr. Lifetime Achievement Award and the NJTFOA Executive Board's Jay Dakelman Lifetime Achievement Award.
  "The Sanford "Sandy" Kalb 9-Mile Walking Race and has been held in his honor for many years each May at Lake Carasaljo in Lakewood and he competed in it many times himself.  Later, he became a noted judge of racewalking events.

  "Sanford Kalb is survived by his wife of 64 years, Roslyn Kalb; daughters Linda of Franklin Park, NJ; Kathy of Pennsylvania, son Larry Kalb, Brick (who also is a certified NJTFOA-Central Chapter and USATF-NJ Official)  and, a 93-year old brother Gerald, of Connecticut.

   "The funeral is private.  Shiva will be Saturday, Nov. 29, at Kalb's home, 22 Addison Road, Howell Township, N.J. Telephone is 732-363-5426.  Evening Shiva Minyan Prayer Service is at 4:30 p.m. sharp."

 

SHORE A.C. MOURNS PASSING

OF ASBURY PARK'S/ VILLANOVA'S FRANK BUDD,

USA OLYMPIAN AND "TRUE GENTLEMAN"

(This article reprinted courtesy of The Philadelphia Inquirer.)

 By ELLIOTT DENMAN

 

    In just 9.2 seconds on June 24, 1961, Francis Joseph "Frank" Budd proved himself the fastest man on earth. Winning the gold medal in the 100-yard dash in the National AAU Championships at Downing Stadium on Randall's Island in New York, the Villanova junior took a tenth of a second off the world record that had been in the books for more than 14 years.

  It was the singular moment in the celebrated career of the athlete who died at age 74 Tuesday night at Virtua Hospital in Marlton. In recent years, Mr. Budd had been slowed by the effects of multiple sclerosis and renal failure. He often got around in a motorized wheelchair but was forever remembered as the onetime "world's fastest human."

Mr. Budd was an Olympic sprinter as a Villanova sophomore (placing fifth in the 100-meter final at the 1960 Rome Games); a world-record dash man (at both 100 and 220 yards); and a three-time NCAA champion and seven-time IC4A winner as a star performer on coach Jumbo Elliott's powerful Wildcats teams. However, he was gone from track and field after his Villanova graduation in 1962. 

  He never played football in college but became an NFL wide receiver with the Eagles and the Washington Redskins. He also played for three years in the Canadian Football League.

  At Villanova, the former star at Asbury Park (N.J.) High was honored as a member of the Wildcats' inaugural Wall of Fame. Mr. Budd was remembered by 'Nova track coach Marcus O'Sullivan as "a wonderful man and wonderful gentleman. He truly loved Villanova, the education and opportunities he got here and the friends he made, and Villanova truly loved him.

"In his last visit to the campus last winter, he was introduced at halftime of a basketball game, and the reception he got was unbelievable. In a matter of seconds, everybody in the building was standing and cheering. It was all spontaneous - and overwhelming."

   Mr. Budd is survived by his wife, Barbara, and his children, Frank Jr. of Mount Laurel, Kimberly Arzillo of Willingboro, and Anitra Spreight of Acookeek, Md.; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A viewing will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday at St. Thomas Church on the Villanova campus

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