One of the legends of the sport in the Northeast, it's no surprise Edward Cheserek (St. Benedict's Prep) is the fastest athlete to ever test the backhills of Van Cortlandt Park. The first athlete to ever break 12mins, only one other athlete has managed to do the same, on either the 4K Manhattan Layout or the equivalent 2.5 Mile CHSAA layout. We've taken the times from both formats, and listed out the All-Time best ever marks. Check them out below.
CLASS RECORDS: SR. 11:58.7 EDWARD CHESEREK St. Benedict's Prep NJ 2012 JR. 11:55.4 EDWARD CHESEREK St. Benedict's Prep NJ 2011 SO. 12:28.0 JOSH HOEY Downingtown West PA 2015 FR. 12:44.5 SAM AFFOLDER Carthage NY 2015 8g. 13:13.1 RYAN EGAN Shaker NY 2009 7g. 13:25.6 RYAN EGAN Shaker NY 2008 FIVE MAN AVERAGE: 12:32.76 Fayetteville-Manlius NY 2014 12:02.3 BRYCE MILLAR 12:23.9 KYLE BARBER 12:38.3 ADAM HUNT 12:39.4 PETER RYAN 13:00.0 RILEY HUGHES COURSE RECORD PROGRESSION: ** 13:01.5 TOM DEMPSEY Archbishop Stepinac NY 1957 13:09.0 DAVE HYLAND St. Peter's NJ 1960 13:03.2 TED BENEDICT New Canaan CT 1961 13:01.8 JIM McDERMOTT Archbishop Molloy NY 1962 12:58.6 BILL LEAHY Catholic Memorial MA 1963 12:52.8 PETE RANDALL Stony Brook School NY 1964 12:42.2 TOM DONNELLY LaSalle PA 1964 12:36.5 PETE RANDALL Stony Brook School NY 1964 12:23.2 MARTY LIQUORI Essex Catholic NJ 1966 12:20.9 DAVE SANDRIDGE Parkdale MD 1972 12:16.4 LUIS OSTOLOZAGA Bishop Loughlin NY 1975 12:15.7 BRAD HUDSON * North Hunterdon NJ 1983 12:10.8 CRAIG FORYS Colts Neck NY 2006 12:10.6 TOM GRUENWALD Fayetteville-Manlius NY 2006 12:06.6 SOLOMAN HAILE Sherwood MD 2008 12:03.8 JOE ROSA West Windsor Plainsboro N. NJ 2009 11:55.4 EDWARD CHESEREK* St. Benedict's Prep NJ 2011
Top 100 All-Time
Multiple marks within Top 10 listed as well.