Princeton Community Mile draws runners from all over

More than 60 members of the community and surrounding towns came out to run a mile and have a good time on Wednesday, June 13 at the second annual Princeton Community Mile.

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.