The community running event was held at the Princeton High School Track and featured participants ranging in age from 8 to 65. Five heats were created so that everyone had the opportunity to run with others in a similar pace range.
“The weather was great, 75 degrees and sunny, and we had a great turnout,” said Princeton Community Mile event director David Kimmel. “There were people who participated for the second year in a row and also a lot of new faces. It was also great to see families sign up and run.”
The top finisher in the first heat was 12-year old Princeton resident Gus Binnie in a time of 7:21, followed by Ethan Jones in 7:28.6 and Luke Wingreen in 7:36.1.
In the second heat, Lawrenceville resident Tim Christian finished first in 6:35.7, followed by Armand Meyer in 6:45.3 and Angela Pinheiro in 6:49.
In the third heat, Princeton resident Antonio Pinheiro finished first in 5:35.4, followed by Jeremy Cohen in 5:36.7 and Richard O’Brien in 5:43.7.
In the fourth heat, Skillman resident Fraser Marlow finishing first in 5:22.4, followed by Jeff Knoll in 5:25.3 and Chuck Hetzler in 5:26.9.
In the final heat, Princeton resident Michael Fonder set a new Princeton Community Mile record with a time of 4:27.2. Chris Sallade finished second in 4:45.3 and Steven Sipprelle third in 4:47.8.
Jen Found of Hopewell recorded the fastest female time of the evening in 5:36.8.
Complete results from the event are available online at www.princetonac.org/Races_and_Results.html.
The Princeton Community Mile is the first of three running events being sponsored by the Princeton Athletic Club this June.
Next up in the Wednesday evening series is a June 20 Cross County 5K and youth mile at Rosedale Park in Pennington, and a June 27 All-Comers Track Event (3000m, 100m, 800m, 4×400 relay) at the Princeton High School Track.
For more information and to sign up online, visit www.princetonac.org.
The Princeton Athletic Club is a nonprofit running club for the Princeton community. The club organizes group runs and sponsors several running events for the community each year.