NEW YORK - Shore Athletic Club members, competing as guest athletes, descended on the USATF New York Association Open and Masters Track and Field Championships, held Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Icahn Stadium on Randall's Island, and marked the trip by scooping up heaps of gold, silver and bronze medals.
Top single Shore AC mark was Ms. Amina Smith's winning women's high jump of 1.85 meters, continuing to prove she has the talent, ability and potential to be a USA World Championships and Olympic team member,
Shore AC's Mica Petit-Homme (52.10) and Brian Richards (55.67) ran 2-3 in the men's 400 hurdles.
New team members Mollie Gribbin and Ian Weider starred in the horizontal jumps as Ian placed third in the men's long jump (7.30 meters) and Mollie netted a second in the women's LJ (6.06) and a third in the triple jump (12.65.)
Dr. Ivan Black of Shore AC excelled in the Masters M70 jumps, taking golds in the HJ (1.25 meters), LJ (3.78) and TJ (8.80.)
SAC teammate Matt Bernardo medaled in the M35 sprints with speedy clockings of 11.79 in the 100 and 24.96 in the 200.
Shore AC Hall of Famer Michael Bersch won the M55 hammer throw with a toss of 28.13.
Guyana Olympian Jeremy Bascom of Shore AC clocked a 10.79 in the preliminary round of the M35 100.
Shore AC invitee Jasmine Abrams sped to a women's Open 100 win in 11.44, then ran fourth in the 200 at 23.84.
Competing - against many of his absent friends - Shore AC trustee Elliott Denman finished first in the elderly gentlemen's shot put with an extremely modest toss of 4.78 meters. .
Next up for the Shore AC team will be its "home" New Jersey Association Open and Masters Championships,Saturday and Sunday June 22-23 at Peddie School, Hightstown, NJ.
This, of course, will be a warm up for the club's biggest track and field production of the year, the 33rd annual New Jersey International Track and Field Meet, also at Peddie School on Saturday, July 6. NJ International Meet entries may now be filed at www.Directathletics.com.
The 43rd annual Spring Lake Five was another major success story and many cheers once more to all the great people who made it happen !!!...
Major salutes to one and all !!
The Friday evening kids races were again wonderful and the presence of "our" Olympians Ajee' Wilson and Robby Andrews was a special treat for one and all...They signed a zillion autographed photos and hopefully some future Olympians will emerge from all those talented youngsters who took part. Hopefully, Ajee' and Robby incurred no writers' cramp impacting their upcoming performances on the world circuit. Ajee's next start will be at the Stockholm Diamond League meet and let's look ahead to very big things !!
On Saturday morning, lots and lots of Shore ACers were out there, proudly wearing their singlets and doing a great job in the race. Listed below are the club members' names on Page One of the men's and women's results lists. Special cheers to women's champion Lindsay Ritchings of Shore AC and men's third placer and past Spring Lake champion. Justin Scheid, our club leaders...
On a personal level, having covered the SL5 for the Asbury Park Press from the very beginnings of this incredible event
Cheers once more to one and all, Elliott D.
SHORE AC LEADERS 2019 FROM FIRST PAGE OF RESULTS LISTS..
EDISON, NJ - They were small in number but they produced an array of large results.
In a meet at Thomas Edison Park, named for the man who lit up the world, they really lit it up, too.
That's the story of the Shore AC varsity team quartet - Je'von Hutchison, Chidi Okezie, Brandon Jones and Larry Ramirez - who represented the club with major distinction at the fifth annual Garden State Track Club Twilight Meet on Saturday evening, May 25, at the Thomas Edison Park track and field facility in Middlesex County.
Okezie and Hutchison clocked two of the best times in club history in claiming their triumphs.
Okezie dashed off with the 200-meter title in 20.81 seconds with Hutchison fourth in 21.37.
But Hutchison had already run off with the 400 crown in an outstanding 46.28. This was one more major highlight to Hutchison's brilliant spring season. He'd anchored Team USA to a big win in the 4x400 USA vs the World relay at the Penn Relays and is just back from his appearance with Team USA at the World Relay Championships in Yokohama, Japan.
Jones claimed the triple jump title by a large margin with a performance of 51 feet, 3 1/2 inches / 15.63 meters. He completed his successful day with a
a 21.92 win in his section of the 200, good for sixth-place over-all. Looking ahead, this 2016 Olympian for Belize will be a top candidate for August's Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.
Ramirez, rounding into top form, ran one of his best-ever 800-meter races and his quickest of
the 2019 season with his strong fourth place in 1:52.00. This was a race won by Derek Holdsworth in 1:49.70 with the fast-closing Ramirez just 0.51 out of second.
The Masters Mile saw Shore AC's Brad Barket take second place in 5:01.84 back of winner Phil Reilly's 4:53.56. Barket, now an outstanding professional photographer, had been a brilliant scholastic runner in his days at The Peddie School, Hightstown. He now looks forward - along with a long list of other outstanding athletes - to a return performance at The Peddie School for the 33rd annual NJ International Meet, hosted by Shore AC, on Saturday, July 6.
The open 1500 meters went to John Dove in 3:55.85 as Princeton University varsity athlete Drake Anzano of Toms River ran 4:01.18 in third place.
A huge THANK YOU to Joe Renzella for his ongoing dedication and support to our country, running, the Shore A.C. and last but not least the Capt Zinn Memorial Races!! You are a true inspiration and it was a honor to have you with us for yet another year at this very special event!
Capt Zinn Memorial Races pays a tribute to all veterans and military personnel. Local American hero and runner Joe Renzellla joined us at the Zinn Races Sunday morning, running with his flag and patriotic attire. Anyone that knows Joe know his ind spirit and dedication to our great country. Joe was drafted into the Army in 1965 and served 10 years, doing 3 tours of Vietnam. He earned a total of 35 decorations for his bravery and valor under fire.
Joe is a very active in the local running community and a member of the Jersey Shore Running Club. He's always proudly running at the Capt Zinn Memorial Races. The Zinn races have been hosted by the Shore A.C. for over 5 decades and were originally held at the Asbury Park Boardwalk. Ron Zinn walked those early races, including 1964, before the Olympic Trials, which got him to the Tokyo Olympics,
Capt Zinn was a two-time Olympian in the race walk (1960 and 1964). He graduated from West Point, served in the Vietnam War, and was sadly killed in action in July of 1965.
CHEERS AGAIN FOR SHORE AC ATHLETES, BOTH OUR ALUMNI GREATS AND CURRENT SHORE AC VARSITY STARS, AS WELL AS OUR H.S. AND COLLEGIATE FRIENDS AND MEMBERS, FOR THEIR MANY OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES AT USA INDOOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS FEB. 22-24 2019 AT OCEAN BREEZE, STATEN ISLAND, NY. AND AN ARRAY OF OTHER MEETS THIS HUGE WEEKEND.
AT USA INDOOR NATIONALS:
WOMEN'S 1000 - Ms. Ajee' Wilson wins the 9th USA National Title of her brilliant career in 2:34.71, time that is meet record, personal best, and 2019 world leader !! Truly tremendous !!! 6th Place: Allie Wilson, Monmouth University, 2:41.76 PR after 2:42.51 PR in qualifying round !! Also: Brianna Stratz (Monmouth) 2:45.44 7th in trial.
SHORE AC VARSITY TEAM ATHLETES EXCELLED AS FOLLOWS: MEN'S PV - Scott Houston, 18-4 3/4, 2nd place. MEN'S HJ - Kris Kornegay-Gober, 7-1 1/2, 3rd place. WOMEN'S HJ - Amina Smith, 6-2, 3rd place. MEN'S 3000M Racewalk - Rich Luettchau, 13:18.49, 5th place. WOMEN'S 3000M Racewalk - Chelsea Conway, 14:26.74 PR, 5th place. Also: Darien Johnson, 7th in his 60m dash trial, 6.88. Je'von Hutchison, 5th in his 600m trial, 1:19.71. Kristin Andrews, 5th in her 600m trial, 1:34.13. Jill Marois, pole vault, missed her opening height of 13-11 3/4.
MEN'S MASTERS 60M DASH - Shore AC's Michael Kish 4th in 8.28.
MEN'S 1000 - Alumni great Robby Andrews 9th in 2:22.53 after 2:22:01 trial. RBC graduate Rob Napolitano 4th in 2:21.47 PR.
MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY MEN EXCELLED AS FOLLOWS: Bryan Sosoo 5th in 60m dash semi in 6.79 after 6.76 trial. Corey Murphy 11th in shot put at 59-0. Monmouth alumnus Dylan Capwell 5th in 1000 final in 2:21.55.
OTHER NEW JERSEYANS CROWNED
AS NATIONAL CHAMPIONS WERE: Ms. Athing Mu - age 16 of Trenton Track Club, women's 600m in 1:23.57, meet record (old record: Ajee' Wilson in 1:23.84, 2017) world and American junior record, 2019 world leader and number two all-time. Many cheers for Ms. Mu !! Ms. Keturah Orji - triple jump of 47-9, meet record, number two all-time mark !
ON THIS HUGE WEEKEND THAT ALSO SAW MANY OTHER MAJOR MEETS, WE SALUTE THESE GREAT ACHIEVEMENTS, TOO: NJSIAA MEET OF CHAMPIONS, Toms River. Boys 3200M - 1. Liam Murphy, Allentown, 8:54.22; 2. Devin Hart, Pt. Pleasant Boro, 8:54.65. A race for the ages !!! Boys Shot Put - 1. Brendan Loftus, Red Bank Regional, 56-7. AND MANY MORE BIG PERFORMANCES AT "THE BUBBLE."
HEPS/ IVY LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS AT HARVARD Marvin Morgan of Penn (Neptune HS graduate) wins men's 60m dash in 6.78, 4th in 200 dash 21.86. C.J. Licata, Princeton freshman, wins SP at 59-11 1/4/ (with CBA grads Dan Mead 5th 54- 4 3/4 and Will Lutkewitte 9th 52-1 1/4 both for Cornell.) women's SP: Emma Vasen of Yale (Ocean Twp HS graduate) 4th at 48-3 1/2
and THESE GREAT PERFORMANCES BY CBA ALUMNI: BLAISE FERRO WINS 3000m Final in 8:28:90, leads Northern Arizona University to Big Sky Conference team title in Bozeman, Montana and is named Big Sky Meet MVP !! ANDREW LISKOWITZ of host team Michigan wins Big 10 SP Title at 64-6 1/2 (with St. Rose graduate Luke Grodeska of Penn State 13th at 55-5 and 9th in weight throw at 64-10 3/4.) PLUS THESE TERRIFIC PERFORMANCES BY RUTGERS AT BIG 10 MEET: Izaiah Brown wins Big 10 Indoor 400 for 4th straight year, 45.82, then anchors 3:08.94 4h place 4x400 relay. Rutgers teammates A'Nan Bridgett 3rd LJ at 23-10 1/4 and Perry Christie 4th HJ 6-11 3/4.
SHORE AC MEMBERS STAR FOR ST. JOHN'S UNIVERSITY AT BIG EAST CHAMPIONSHIPS AT ASPIRE INSTITUTE IN GENEVA, OHIO: SP: 1, Amarys Berry 14.57 , 6. Sam Morillo 13.57, 8th Bernadette MacGowan 9th Ashley Walsh. Wt Throw: 2. Jen Odoemene 17.85 5. Ashley Walsh 16.44, 7. Sam Morillo 16.17.
High-level achievers and major-meet medalists in all categories highlight the Honors List of awardees who will be saluted at the annual Shore Athletic Club Awards Banquet scheduled for March 10 at The English Manor catering facility, Ocean Township, NJ.
Michael Kish, double medalist in the M65-division sprints at the World Masters Championships in Malaga, Spain, has been named winner of the Johnny Hayes Memorial Award as the club's athlete of the year.
Newest members of the Shore AC Hall of Fame will be Tony Plaster, John Soucheck, Larry Scheid and Mike Geraltowski.
The complete list of honorees:
SHORE AC 2018 JOHNNY HAYES MEMORIAL AWARD ATHLETE OF THE YEAR MICHAEL KISH SHORE AC 2018 MEN’S ATHLETE OF THE YEAR NATIONAL INDOOR POLE VAULT CHAMPION SCOTT HOUSTON SHORE AC 2018 WOMEN’S ATHLETE OF THE YEAR KRISTIN ANDREWS SHORE AC 2018 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE MR. TONY PLASTER SHORE AC 2018 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE MR. JOHN SOUCHECK SHORE AC 2018 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE MR. LARRY SCHEID SHORE AC 2018 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE MR. MIKE GERALTOWSKI SHORE AC 2018 WISNE R BROTHERS MEMORIAL AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE TO THE SPORT OF TRACK AND FIELD MR. FRED DWYER SHORE AC 2018 MEN’S TRACK ATHLETE OF THE YEAR LARRY RAMIREZ SHORE AC 2018 WOMEN’S TRACK ATHLETE OF THE YEAR PARIIS GARCIA SHORE AC 2018 IRWIN BERNSTEIN MEMORIAL AWARD MASTERS ATHLETE OF THE YEAR RENO STIRRAT SHORE AC 2018 BOB ROGGY MEMORIAL AWARD FIELD ATHLETE OF THE YEAR MIKE BRAZZEL SHORE AC 2018 BOB ROGGY MEMORIAL AWARD FIELD ATHLETE OF THE YEAR ONEITHEA “NENI” LEWIS SHORE AC 2018 DR. GEORGE SHEEHAN MEMORIAL AWARD MEN’S DISTANCE RUNNER OF THE YEAR JUSTIN SCHEID SHORE AC 2018 MARY CONRY MEMORIAL AWARD WOMEN’S DISTANCE RUNNER OF THE YEAR KELLEE McEWEN SHORE AC 2018 CHRIS MALONE MEMORIAL AWARD MASTERS DISTANCE RUNNER OF THE YEAR BOB SKORUPSKI SHORE AC 2018 RODNEY CRAIG MEMORIAL AWARD YOUTH ATHLETE OF THE YEAR JESSICA ABBOTT SHORE AC 2018 RODNEY CRAIG MEMORIAL AWARD YOUTH ATHLETE OF THE YEAR KAI’LEEL JEFFERSON SHORE AC 2018 COLLEGE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR ALLIE WILSON SHORE AC 2018 COLLEGE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR DYLAN CAPWELL SHORE AC 2018 HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETE OF THE YEAR DEVIN HART SHORE AC 2018 HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETE OF THE YEAR JARED CONTE SHORE AC 2018 HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETE OF THE YEAR EMMA VASEN SHORE AC 2018 WILLIAM FUNKHOUSER MEMORIAL AWARD MEN’S RACEWALKER OF THE YEAR ANTHONY J. GRUTTADAURO SHORE AC 2018 WOMEN’S RACEWALKER OF THE YEAR CHELSEA CONWAY SHORE AC 2018 MATTHEW STUPER MEMORIAL AWARD YOUTH RACEWALKER OF THE YEAR SAM ALLEN SHORE AC 2018 MATTHEW STUPER MEMORIAL AWARD YOUTH RACEWALKER OF THE YEAR GRACE ENDY SHORE AC 2018 DON JOHNSON MEMORIAL AWARD MASTERS RACEWALKER OF THE YEAR ERIN TAYLOR-TALCOTT SHORE AC 2018 ELLIOTT DENMAN AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE OVER THE YEARS MR. PHIL HINCK SHORE AC 2018 TOM AND PHYLLIS FYFE AWARD TO THE FAMILY OF THE YEAR THE HILL FAMILY SHORE AC 2018 ROOKIE OF THE YEAR TIMOTHY McQUEEN SHORE AC 2018 ROOKIE OF THE YEAR DR. IVAN BLACK SHORE AC 2018 “GET UP AND GO” AWARD MR. JOSEPH RENZELLA SHORE AC 2018 COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD MR. SCOTT LINNELL SHORE AC 2018 TEAM SPIRIT AWARD DAN CAMPBELL SHORE AC 2018 TEAM SPIRIT AWARD SUSAN STIRRAT SHORE AC 2018 TEAM SPIRIT AWARD NICHOLAS REID SHORE AC 2018 TEAM OF THE YEAR AWARD PENN RELAYS SHUTTLE HURDLES CHAMPIONS FIFTH STRAIGHT YEAR ! SHORE AC 2018 TEAM OF THE YEAR AWARD MILLROSE GAMES WOMEN’S DISTANCE MEDLEY CHAMPIONS SHORE AC 2018 MOST IMPROVED ATHLETE AWARD DESMOND HOWELL SHORE AC 2018 PRESIDENT’S AWARD MR. LESTER WRIGHT, JR. SHORE AC 2018 KEN WILLIAMSON AWARD OFFICIAL OF THE YEAR MR. THOMAS HASSARD SHORE AC 2018 COURAGE AWARD MR. THOMAS ZARRA SHORE AC 2018 JOURNALISM AWARD MR. PAUL MULSHINE SHORE AC 2018 SERVICE AWARD ERIN O’NEILL SHORE AC 2018 SERVICE AWARD DAWN WILCOX SHORE AC 2018 DEPUTY’S AWARD DAVID GARRIDO
The USA INDOOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS, SPONSORED BY TOYOTA, RETURN EAST FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FOUR YEARS AND IT WILL BE TERRIFIC SEEING OUR GREAT CLUB WELL REPRESENTED IN THIS MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIP MEET. ACTION IS SCHEDULED FOR THE OUTSTANDING OCEAN BREEZE FACILITY ON FATHER CAPPODANO BOULEVARD WITHIN SIGHT OF THE VERRAZZANO NARROWS BRIDGE, STATEN ISLAND, NYC, FRIDAY-SATURDAY-SUNDAY, FEB 22-23-24, 2019..
MANY OF US COMPETED AT THIS GREAT LOCATION SUNDAY, FEB. 10TH, IN THE NEW JERSEY-NEW YORK USATF ASSOCIATION OPEN AND MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS AND WE ALL DID FINE THINGS IN OUR RESPECTIVE AGE CATEGORIES. WE SEEMED TO BE REPRESENTED IN NEARLY EVERY EVENT and NUMEROUS AGE BRACKETS AND MAY HAVE ROLLED UP A ZILLION TEAM POINTS. WE ARE AWAITING FINAL TABULATIONS ON THIS. THIS WAS ONE DAY AFTER DOING VERY GOOD THINGS AT THE MILLROSE GAMES, AT THE ARMORY, AND THE DAVID HEMERY CLASSIC AT BOSTON UNIVERSITY.
THE USA INDOOR NATIONALS WERE LAST HELD IN THE NORTHEAST, AT BOSTON IN 2015. THEY WERE LAST HELD IN NYC, AT THE ARMORY IN 2002. PRIOR TO THAT, THEY WERE A TRADITIONAL FIXTURE AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN 1970 TO 1993, AND BEFORE THAT AT THE GARDEN, 1927 TO 1965.
NOW LOOKING AHEAD, AS OF MONDAY NIGHT, FEB. 11, THESE ARE OUR SHORE AC ENTRIES IN USA NATIONALS FEB. 22-24:
»Kristin E. Andrews women's 600. »Chelsea L. Conway, women's 3000m racewalk »Michael J. Cyphers, men's pole vault »Scott J. Houston, defending champion in men's pole vault. »Craig T. Hunter. men's pole vault »Je'von J. Hutchison, men's 300 »Kristopher P. Kornegay-Gober, men's high jump »Richard J. Luettchau, II, men's 3000m racewalk »Jill J. Marois, women's pole vault »Amina C. Smith, women's high jump
We hope all of our teammates are officially accepted into the meet and await final decisions by the USATF games committee.
If a non-scoring men's sprint medley event is included on the Friday program, we may be represented in that event, also. It remains a possibility.
And, of course/of course/of course. we will be rooting for our distinguished Shore AC Alumni athletes;;;;
We'll be cheering for these Monmouth University athletes, too: Allie Wilson, women's 1000. Brianna Stratz, women's 1000. Corey Murphy, men's shot put.
And our many/many/many friends from around the track and field universe. Several of us will be there officiating, too.
THIS WILL BE A GREAT MEET TO WATCH, TOO. WE ENCOURAGE YOU ALL TO COME ON OUT TO THE MEET TO CHEER ON OUR TEAMMATES AS WELL AS THE NATION'S BEST. FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS AS WELL AS TICKET INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE BY GOING TO WWW.USATF.ORG AND CLICKING ON TO TOYOTA USA INDOOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS.
NEW YORK, January 26, 2019 – Both a world indoor men’s and national high school indoor girls’ record were broken during the 2nd annual Dr. Sander Invitational Columbia Challenge Saturday at The Armory’s New Balance Track & Field Center.
Seattle-based Brooks Beasts 4x1mile men’s relay team blazed the “Fastest Track in the World” with a time of 16:03.68, taking down HOKA NJ-NY Track Club’s previous mark of 16:12.81 that also was set at The Armory in 2017.
North Rockland High School (NY) 16-year-old junior running sensation Katelyn Tuohy set the national high school mark in the women’s 3,000m with a time of 9:01.81. She bested the previous mark of 9:04.51 by Mary Cain (Bronxville High School, NY) in 2013 in Boston. It was the first opportunity for Tuohy, the 2018 national high school cross country champion, to compete against professionals.
“I was having a great time out there,” said Tuohy who finished third behind winner Amanda Eccleston’s 8:56.68. “I was so close to breaking 9 minutes, but that will give me motivation for the future.
“My goal was to see what it was like to race against professionals, but I had a time goal for a sub-9. It was a little intimidating, but I had a lot of fun. It was so much easier racing with girls who are better than me and I just worked off them.”
Next up for Tuohy is a return to The Armory to compete in the girls’ high school mile in the 112th NYRR Millrose Games on Saturday February 9th.
The Brooks Beasts Team of David Ribich, Henry Wynne, Brannon Kidder and anchor Izaic York ran much of the race toe-to-toe with HOKA NJ-NY Track Club until York took control midway through his mile anchor leg. HOKA NJ-NY finished at 16:16.05. “I love to have a stick in my hand because that stick represents all four of us,” an emotional York said afterward. “It fires me up. These guys are my best friends, they are like family.”
Brooks Beasts coach Danny Mackey told the four runners in October they would break the 4x1mile record.
York’s three teammates were on the track cheering him on as he headed for the finish line. The team was convinced before they stepped on The Armory track that the record was theirs.
“We had a confidence going into this,” said Kidder, who ran the third leg. “Our whole team is healthy right now. There were three other guys who could have been on this relay (team) right now. We knew we had great milers.
“We were so confident coming into this race. When you visualize a race like this over and over you replay that moment when you break away.”
U.S. Olympic silver medalist Joe Kovacs performed for the first time at The Armory and didn’t disappoint The Armory crowd as he won the shot put event with a 68 feet, 1.7 inches throw. He’ll return to The Armory for the NYRR Millrose Games where he’ll throw in the center of the 200-meter track against a strong field including 2016 USA Olympic gold medalist Ryan Crouser.
“Being able to be right in the center of the field you can’t beat that,” Kovacs said looking ahead to the shot put setting for the NYRR Millrose Games. “You can’t beat that – all the energy and all the spectators. I was a little bit quiet today, but two weeks from today I promise you I’ll turn the volume up.”
Outstanding USA miler Craig Engels also will return to The Armory in two weeks following an impressive victory. Engels won the men’s 1,000m with a 2:18.98, the fastest time in the world this season, a good tune-up for his NYRR Wanamaker Mile appearance.
“I felt really, really good,” Engels said. “That was a good race and it’s a cool distance and we don’t get to run it often. This track is awesome, and the crowd was awesome – this is one of the best in the world. (The NYRR Wanamaker Mile) will be a good level field with Yomif (Kejelcha) and (Edward) Cheserek and all the U.S. guys in there.”
Jamaica middle-distance star Natoya Goule, owner of the third fastest 800m in the world for 2018, turned in an outstanding performance with a 2:37.55 to win the women’s 1,000m.
Ajeé Wilson won the women’s 600m with a 1:25.91 time and will be back in two weeks to defend her women’s 800m American record. Interestingly, Wilson’s 600m was the fastest in the world this season, which is previously held by Goule. Wilson and Goule will be competing head to head in the Jack and Lewis Rudin Women’s 800m at the NYRR Millrose Games.
Saturday’s meet included 14 professional events mixed in with The Armory’s signature college event. The former Armory Track Invitational was renamed last year in honor of longtime Armory president and founder Dr. Norbert Sander, who passed away in 2017. For more meet results from the 2nd annual Dr. Sander Invitational Columbia Challenge please click HERE and go to www.ArmoryTrack.com.
ASBURY PARK - Shore Athletic Club members, located far and wide, over the nation and beyond, mourn the sudden passing of teammate Thomas "Tom" Bazley.
Along with younger brother Bob, Tom was a charter member of the "new" Shore Athletic Club, and one of the first to sign up for the club, when it was reborn in the name of the "old" Shore AC that had been one of the nation's most prominent clubs, at the historic, founding meeting of the club at the Asbury Park YMCA IN 1964.
Tom, just as brother Bob, was a brilliant distance runner in track and cross country at Long Branch High School. He went on to an outstanding career at Rutgers University and went on to serve two years on the Rutgers coaching staff under Coach Les Wallack. He went on to earn Masters and Doctorate degrees and served our nation so well in the field of postal security.
Tom....you were the best and did so much...you lived life to the fullest and saw the world...You ran with the best and your memory will be with us forever...We fondly remember all those wonderful Long Branch beachfront 4-mile runs "for the whales" in the event created by the Bazley family. We saluted your memory at the start of the Asbury Park Polar Bear 5k on the boardwalk....You were truly with us in soul and spirit...
A moment of silence was observed before the start of the Polar Bear 5K. Wonderful memories flooded many of our hearts.
At this time, we also remembered many of our other dear friends, teammates and colleagues from our favorite sport. A short roll call of names was read. They'd all shared starting lines with us in past years. Or made the sport what it is today.
Stafford Thompson. Coach Kevin Attridge. Coach John Ward. Ralph Aquino. Larry Friedman. Bob Mimm, Don Johnson. Harry Drazin. Art Glass. John Leonard. Dr. George Sheehan. Dr. Prescott "Pete" Evarts. Dr. Daniel Marzano, Bernard Laufgas. Sanford "Sandy" Kalb. Alan Wood. Bob Falciola. Jeff Davis. James "Jim" Robbins, Jack Lucey, Tom Baum, Coach Mike Brady, Coach Les Wallack, Dr. Norb Sander. Frank Budd. Mike Peniston. Ken Feacher. Rodney Craig. Bergen King. Coach Hank Nonnenberg. Matthew Stuper. Coach Nick Merli. John Morton. Joe and Mary Goodspeed. Coach Jack Rafter. Coach Bud Siegmund, Larry James. Andy Stanfield. Mal Whitfield. Horace Ashenfelter. Coach Bill Bruno. Frank Litsky.
"And from distant lands, Dr. Roger Bannister, Bill Baillie, Dick Quax, Grete Waitz."