Mt. Ephraim, NJ
For the second straight year, PRTC’s Jay Wassel decided to take part in the Heroes to Hero 5k. This race is in memoriam of the fallen firefighters from Mt. Ephraim and Gloucester who died several years ago while saving people from a burning home in Gloucester. These men were Tom Stewart III, Jim Sylvester, and John West Sr.
Jay Wassel used this race as rust-buster. He is planning on racing on 22 October at venerable Franklin Park in the Mayor’s Cup. He will be racing along with Pat Ward, Claire Duncan, and Gina Lucrezi. Jay had to fight it out with a host of international Kenyans through the streets of Mt. Ephraim and into downtown Gloucester. Jay held on for eighth place, which kept him in the race for the overall cash prizes.
Upon hearing that she needs to stay race-sharp for Ekiden team consideration, Renee decided to also take part in this high level local race. Renee was also racing a few Kenyans, along with former collegiate rival Clara Peterson (nee Horowitz). This is the second duel of the year (they went head-to-head at the Belmar 5 – see past Web site news). Renee ran a solid race, finishing 5th overall and clocking 16:42. This time gives Renee another notch on the team’s all-time performance list. Great racing, Renee and Jay!