On this day 54 years ago, Peter Randall set the course record at the NYU Interscholastic Run to lead the Brook to a team victory. Here is the account of the race from The New York Times.
Randall and Lengers Set Marks in N.Y.U. Interscholastic Run
Peter Randall of Stony Brook and John Lengers of Ossining set course records in their races yesterday at the 28th annual New York University interscholastic cross country run at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. The winner of the third race was Harry Frierson of Commerce. A total of 1,477 runners competed.
Lengers, running in the “A” race coversed the 2.5-mile course in 12:59.5. This was the fastest time for the course since it was resurveyed and lengthened five years ago.
However, only 20 minutes later, Randall bettered Lengers’ time with 12:52.8. The Stony Brook senior, who also won his race in the meet last year, became the first harrier to win two years in a row since Arthur Dunn of Sewanhaka accomplished the feat in 1953 and 1954.
The team titles were won by Fox Lane in the “A” race with 65 points, Stony Brook was best in the “B” event with 53, and Roselle recorded 52 points in the “C” race.
The easiest victory of the three varsity winners was in the “A” race when Lengers set his own pace to win by 100 yards. Randall was 10 yards ahead of his nearest competitor and Frierson scored by three yards.
B Race Top 5 Individuals
|1.||Peter Randall||Stony Brook||12:52.8|
|3.||Glenn Ogden||Stony Brook||13:00|
B Race Top 5 Team Scores