Saturday, August 4, 2012

Happy 42nd Birthday, Brad Sumner

Brad Sumner turns 42 years old today. Seventeen summers ago in 1995 Sumner ran 3:59.11 to place his name on Villanova's sub-4:00 list. While at Villanova, Sumner was a 3-time NCAA finalist at 800 meters, finishing 8th, 4th, and 4th in 1991, 1992, and 1993, respectively. He was a USATF 800 meter finalist at the national meets in 1993 (6th in 1:46.33), 1994 (4th in 1:47.79), and 1995 (5th in 1:48.90). He still holds the New York State championship meet record at 600 meters (1:19.56), set in 1989 running for McQuaid High (Rochester, NY). At that NY state meet, Brad also anchored McQuiad's come-from-behind 4 x 800 state championship relay effort. Sumner ran at Villanova from 1989-1993.

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