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On This Day In History | 1964

October 10, 2018
Randall and Ogden 1964 XC

Randall (left) & Ogden in the St. John’s Invite

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.

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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 1/2-mile course in 12 minutes 59.5 seconds. 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.

Top 5 Individuals

  1. Peter Randall (Stony Brook) – 12:52.8
  2. Kevin O’Brien (Power) – 12:54
  3. Glenn Ogden (Stony Brook) – 13:00
  4. John Brill (Chaminade) – 13:17
  5. Ron Gustafson (Wantaugh) – 13:29

Team Scores

  1. Stony Brook – 53
  2. Power – 117
  3. Wantaugh – 164
  4. Boys – 244
  5. Roosevelt – 264
  6. Hayes – 269
  7. Chaminade – 274
  8. Erasmus – 281
  9. Mount Pleasant – 295
  10. Mater Christi – 304
  11. St. Agnes – 318
  12. Judge – 332
  13. Hughes – 338
  14. Port Richmond – 350
  15. Haverstraw – 398
  16. Richmond Hill – 452
  17. Haaren – 491
  18. Van Buren – 494
  19. Bushwick – 505
  20. Malverne – 576
  21. Arlington – 597
  22. Bryant – 599
  23. LaSalle – 662
  24. McKee – 681
  25. Evander – 685
  26. Poly Prep – 776
  27. Monroe – 783
  28. New Utrecht – 847
  29. Sheepshead Bay – 862
  30. Gompers – 963
  31. Hamilton – 1043

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