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Hundreds Tear Up New Brunswick Streets in College Ave Mile

June 12, 2012

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - In its inaugural year, nearly two hundred runners pounded the streets  for the College Avenue Mile, including athletes from New York City, Philadelphia, Maryland, New Foundland and Delaware. The fastest time of the day, 4:22.15, was from Christian Hesch, a Californian who ran 3:58.68 at the New Balance Falmouth Mile last year.

In total, 6 runners broke 4:30, 17 broke 4:50, 25 broke 5:00, and 80 broke 6:00.

In the elite women's race, Garden State Track Club's (GSTC) Jamie Liberti outran teammate Cheyenne Ogletree by a slim 5:15.23 - 5:16.75 margin, with Alyssa Douma just two steps behind in 5:20.32.  In the elite men's race, GSTC legend Jeff Perrella was outleaned by Hesch, 4:22.19 - 4:22.94.  Just behind them was a thrilling finish, as one second separated three GSTC'ers; Chris Heibell (4:25.10), Tony Harris (4:25.18), and Ken Goglas (4:25.28).  After MIG Tahlief Jackson (4:28.76) and Princeton native Cole Crosby (4:32.28) rolled in, yet another pack of gold were separated by one second;  Andrew Capizzi (4:35.35), Tim Morgan (4:35.73), and Adin Mickle (4:35.85).

Watch the exciting photo-finish, with the golden voice of the GSTC Mike Brito calling the play-by-play by clicking here.

Several GSTC athletes won their heat, including:
Karen Auteri (5:46) - watch on YouTube 
Nicole Corre (6:04) - watch on YouTube 
Edsel Flores (4:46) - watch on YouTube
Nick Waclowski (5:36) - watch on YouTube
Ricardo Garcia (4:56) - watch on YouTube

A legion of GSTC'ers ran, including Chris Schneider (4:36), Tyler Foss (4:48), Zak Martins (4:52), Norbert Kuter (4:58), James Lothian (5:00/ GSTC debut), Jeremy Stratton (5:15/3rd Master's Elite), Kristin Cupido (5:43/4th Elite Women), Mike Habib (7:54), Megan McGlynn (7:58), Prudence Jones (8:15), Amy Denholtz (8:22), Mike Gurzo (6:02), Pete Klapsogeorge (6:04), Brian Dennis (5:54), Cristella Larosa (6:20), Hedolis Jaquez (5:07), Jaris Rousseau (5:07), Alex Fowlie (5:09), Joe Ambrosio (5:11), Mark Parisen (5:14), Ashwin Anantharaman (5:16), Ken Walsh (5:20), Rob DeCarlo (5:19), Ken Huryk (5:22), Steve Bonica (5:26), Jason Gulya (5:25), Arvid Pansanjan (5:34), Keith Anacker (5:38), Meghan DeCarlo (5:56)

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