Petersen, Pat

Oerter, Al
February 8, 2018
Reinertsen, Sarah
February 8, 2018

Petersen, Pat

Pat Petersen

Inducted Year: 1994

Category: Cross Country and Track

Location: Islip

Named to All County 3 times in cross country and track.  Attended SUNY Farmingdale and Manhattan College – 6 time “All American” in college – Ranked #1 in the USA for the Marathon in 1987 by “Track & Field News” magazine (came in 4th that year in N.Y. City Marathon).

“Simply put, Pat was clearly the very best distance runner to come out of New York (city or state), but especially Long Island.”

4:06 in the mile; 7:51 (indoors) for 3000; 8:43 for the two mile; 13:42 (indoors)  for 5K; 18:57 for four miles; 22:44 for five miles; 28:19 for 10K (on the track); 48:46 for a ten miler; 1:03:56 for a half-marathon; and 2:10:04 in the marathon. That last time, when he ran it, was recognized as the American record for that race.