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On This Day In History | 1964

October 16, 2014

On this day 50 years ago, the cross country team won the 14th Annual St. John’s University Invitational. Fighting against inclement weather and a field filled with college squads, the Blue and White reigned as two Stony Brook Hall of Famers, Peter Randall and Glenn Ogden, intentionally tied for first in the race, spurring a Brooker victory. The win placed the team among the top 5 teams in America, a first for the program.

It was just one victory in a year of dominance over collegiate teams. The team won the New York University Invitational as Randall reset the course record at Van Cortlandt Park by seven seconds. The harriers also won a triangular meet with Cornell and West Point, marking the second year in a row the Brookers took down the Plebes, for whom it the only loss of the season.

A victory in the Ivy League Championship and Randall’s individual win in the Eastern States Championship ensured that the 1964 cross country squad would go down as one of the greatest teams in the history of Stony Brook Athletics.



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