Sunday, November 15, 2015
V 5 N. 108 November Cross Country History from Gary Corbitt
This just came in from Gary Corbitt.
November Cross-Country – History
NCAA Championship was 4 miles from 1938-1964 and 6 miles 1965-1975
11-14-60 Bob Lowe-Brown U wins IC4A Cross-Country Championship over Larrie Sweet – Alfred College in 25:40.4 at Van Cortlandt Park.
11-14-66 Charlie Messenger-Villanova wins IC4A Varsity Division Cross-Country Championship over Richard Sharkey-Michigan State in a meet record 24:15.6 at Van Cortlandt Park.
11-14-66 Amby Burfoot-Wesleyan wins IC4A College Division Cross -Country Championship race over Jim O’Connell-City College in a meet record 24:40.7 at Van Cortlandt Park.
11-14-66 Sebside Mano-Colby wins IC4A College Division Freshman cross-country race over Bill Rodgers-Wesleyan who was third at Van Cortlandt Park.
11-15-54 George Terry-Boston U wins IC4A Cross-Country Championship over George King-NYU
In 24:36.4 at Van Cortlandt Park.
11-16-42 Frank Dixon-NYU wins IC4A Cross-Country Championship over Leroy Schwarzkopf-Yale in 27:08.4 at Van Cortlandt Park. Dixon was one the first great African American long distance running champions.
11-16-65 Eamon O’Reily-Georgetown sets an IC4A Cross-Country course record of 24:24.2 in winning over Charlie Messenger-Villanova at Van Cortlandt Park.
11-16-65 Jim O’Connell-CCNY wins the College Varsity Division of IC4A Cross Country title in 25:26.3 at Van Cortlandt Park.
11-16-65 Gordon Mckusick-Cornell wins IC4A Freshman Cross-Country race in record time 14:46.4. He beat Tom Donnell 2nd, Frank Murphy 3rd, Dick Buerkly 7th, Frank Shorter 10th, Byron Dyce 13th, and Brian Kivlan 16th.
11-17-53 John J. Kelley-Boston U beats John Barry-Villanova at the IC4A Cross Country Championship Van Cortlandt in 24:51.7.
11-17-58 Crawford Kennedy-MSU beats Ron Gregory-Nortre Dame in the IC4A Cross Country Championship i.3 n 24:21.4 at Van Cortlandt Park.
11-18-28 Gus Moore- Brooklyn Harriers wins AAU National Cross-Country title in 31:18 for 6 miles at Van Cortlandt Park. Moore was one of the early African American distance running champions.
11-18-57 Crawford Kennedy-MSU wins IC4A Cross-Country Championship over Ron Delany-Villanova and Peter Close-St Johns in 24:14.8 at Van Cortlandt Park.
11-19-21 R. Earl Johnson –Edgar Thompson Steel AA wins AAU Cross Country title in 24:23 for 5 miles in Pittsburgh. Johnson was an African American Olympian in 1920 and 1924.
11-19-62 Vic Zwolack and Pat Traynor are first and second at the IC4A Championship at Van Cortlandt. Zwolack ran 24:47.3.
11-20-66 Barry Brown wins New York AAU Metropolitan Cross Country title in 30:48; 14 sec off Pete McArdles Van Cortlandt course record. Brown beat Gavin Jones, Ed Winrow, and Ed Bowes.
11-20-67 Art Dulong-Holy Cross wins IC4A Cross-Country title in a record setting time of 24:04.4.
11-21-66 Gerry Lindgren-WSU wins NCAA Cross Country title over Tracy Smith-Oregon State in 29:01.4.
11-23-53 Wes Santee-Kanas wins NCAA Cross Country title over John J. Kelley-Boston U in 19:43.5 at East Lansing.
11-23-53 Gordon McKenzie-NYPC wins NY AAU Metropolitan Cross-Country title over Horace and William Ashenfelter-NYAC in 30:13.1.
11-23-54 Al Lawerence-Houston wins NCAA Cross-Country title over John Macy-Houston and Crawford Kennedy-MSU in 20:35.7 in East Lansing.
11-24-52 Charlie Capozzoli-Georgetown wins NCAA Cross Country title in East Lansing over Ray Osterhoust-Syracuse in 19:36.7.
11-24-60 Al Lawerence wins AAU Cross-Country title in Louisville in 31:20.8 over Fred Norris, John Gutnecht, Pete McArdle, and Billy Mills.
11-24-62 Pete McArdle-NYAC wins AAU National Cross-Country title over John Gutknecht and Max Truex in 29:53 in Chicago.
11-24-69 Gerry Lindgren-WSU wins NCAA Cross Country title over Mike Ryan-Air Force, and Steve Prefontaine-Oregon in 28:59.2 at Van Cortlandt Park.
11-25-50 Browning Ross-Pen AC wins AAU National Cross Country Championship in beating Curt Stone, John Joe Barry in 31:24 at Boston.
11-25-57 Max Truex-USC wins NCAA Cross-Country title over John Macy-Houston in 19:12.3 at East Lansing.rg-Tenn in 20:09.5 at East Lansing.
11-25-63 Vic Zwolack-Villanova wins the NCAA Cross-Country title over John Camien-Emporia State in.
11-26-51 Herb Semper-Kansas became the 3rd man ever to win two NCAA Cross Country titles in beating Alf Holm-Tenn in 20:09.5 at East Lansing.
11-26-62 San Jose State wins the NCAA Cross-Country team championship with an integrated team of Danny Murphy, Ron Davis, Jeff Fishback, Ben Tucker, and Jose Azevedo.
11-27-65 Ron Larrieu wins his first AAU National Cross-Country title over Dave Ellis in 31:11.8 at Van Cortlandt Park.
11-28-40 Don Lash wins his 7th consecutive AAU National Cross-Country title in Michigan with a time of 30:25.
11-28-49 Bill Lucas – Manhattan College places 4th at NCAA Cross Country Championship represented one of the all-time best finishes for an African American.
11-28-49 Bob Black-Rhode Island State wins NCAA Cross Country title over Don Gehrmann-Wisc. inat East Lansing.
11-28-54 Gordon McKenzie-NYPC wins the AAU National Cross Country title over Browning Ross, and Horace Ashenfolter in 29:27.5 at Fairmont Park, Philadelphia.
11-28-55 Charles Deacon Jones-Iowa beats favorite Henry Kennedy in the NCAA Cross-Country Championship in 19:57.4 at East Lansing.
11-29-42 Frank Dixon-NYU wins AAU National Cross-Country title in 31:52 at Newark NJ. Dixon was one the first great African American long distance running champions.
11-29-53 Fred Wilt-NYAC wins AAU National Cross-Country title over Gordon McKenzie-NYPC at Buffalo in 31:17.6.
11-30-52 Fred Wilt wins his 2nd AAU Cross Country title by outkicking Olympic Steeplechase champ Horace Ashenfelter in 32:31 at Buffalo.
11-30-55 Horace Ashenfelter-NYAC win AAU Cross-Country Championship over Fred Wilt-NYAC in 31:39.1 at Buffalo.
11-30-63 Bruce Kidd-U Toronto beat Pete McArdle in an epic Van Cortlandt Park duel at AAU Championship in 30:47.2.
11-30-68 John Mason wins AAU National Cross Country title over Art Dulong, Geoff Pyne, Amby Burfoot, and Bill Clark in 30:34.2 at Van Cortlandt Park.
12-8-29 Gus Moore-U of Pitt wins AAU National Cross Country title at Van Cortlandt Park in 31:10. Moore was one of the early African American distance running champions.
12-3-49 Fred Wilt-NYAC defeated Curtis Stone to capture the National AAU Cross-Country title in 30:31 at Detroit.
For more running history go to the following:
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