|South Jersey Running:
Mahon Sets New Course Record, Wins Bancroft 5K Race
Niggemeier Captures Female Title at 22nd Annual Event
Saturday, March 22, 2003
By Frank Ward
Terrence Mahon of Ardmore, Pa., set a new course record with a time of 14:19 en route to capturing first place in the 22nd Annual Bancroft NeuroHealth 5K Race along Kings Highway in Haddonfield on Saturday. Andrea Niggemeier of Philadelphia finished first in the women's standings with a time of 17:17.
Proceeds from the race will benefit Bancroft NeuroHealth programs for people with disabilities. More than 700 runners turned out to compete in the event, which served as the 5K championship race on the Mid-Atlantic Association of USA Track & Field's 2003 Grand Prix Circuit, and the Mid-Atlantic women's qualifier for the USATF national 5K championships.
Mahon, the 1998 U.S. 20K Road Race champion and an eight-time All-American at Villanova University in track and cross country, beat out three-time Olympic runner Mark Croghan. Croghan, who ran the steeplechase in the 1992, 1996 and 2000 Olympics, finished in 14:35.
Two-time 10,000-meter Olympic runner Todd Williams also attended the day's events and participated in the fun run/walk.
Bancroft also awarded prizes to first, second and third place male and female finishers in 12 age categories and several other classes, including people served by Bancroft, Haddonfield residents and Bancroft staff members.
Sponsors of the race include Comcast, adidas, the Haddonfield Running Co., Holiday Inn in Cherry Hill, Ponzio's, McKesson Atlantic Healthcare, Manhattan Bagel and PowerBar. Other organizations lending support to the race include the Haddonfield Police Department, as well as Bancroft's Partners for Success program, which includes Commerce; Costanza Builders, Inc.; Wawa; Printing and Promotions; Archer and Greiner; Holman Enterprises; USI MidAtlantic; the Law Firm of Ferrara, Rossetti and DeVoto; and Voorhees Pediatric Health System.
Founded in 1883, Bancroft NeuroHealth is a non-profit organization that annually serves more than 1,000 children and adults with developmental disabilities, brain injuries and other neurological impairments. Based in Haddonfield, Bancroft has sites throughout southern New Jersey, including Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Salem counties, as well as in Delaware, Maine, Louisiana and California. Programs include education, rehabilitation, and vocational, residential, evaluation and treatment services.
Complete race results also available on the Internet at www.lmsports.com.
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