Schalick grad Samuel Gerstenbacher doubles at Landmark Conference meet and has now won 16 CONSECUTIVE CONFERENCE TITLES for Elizabethtown!

Elizabethtown senior Samuel Gerstenbacher from Schalick turned in a huge double at the Landmark Conference Championships, winning the mile and 3,000 Saturday at Susquehanna’s track in Selinsgrove, Pa.

Gerstenbacher ran 4:18.41 to beat Scranton’s Matt Kinback by just over a second in the mile and won the 3,000 in 8:49.84 to win by just over a second over long-time rival Greg Jaindl of Moravian. He had about two hours and 10 minutes between races.

Including indoor and outdoor track, the remarkable Gerstenbacher has won 16 consecutive Landmark Conference titles. The last conference event he raced and didn’t win was the 1,500 at the 2017 outdoor championships.

Here’s a look at his 16 consecutive wins:

2017 outdoor
5,000 meters [15:23.90]
2017 XC
8K [27:27.3]
2018 Indoor
Mile [4:24.60]
3,000 [9:09.22]
2018 Outdoor
1,500 [3:59.45]
5,000 [15:27.01]
Steeple [9:20.72]
2018 XC
8K [26:02.9]
2019 Indoor
Mile [4:25.93]
3,000 [8:51.00]
2019 Outdoor
1,500 [3:59.02]
5,000 [15:08.09]
Steeple [9:27.35]
2019 XC
8K [26:03.2]
2020 Indoor
Mile [4:18.41]
3,000 [8:49.84]

Gerstenbacher has PRs of 1:57.84 for 800, 4:17.40 for the mile, a school-record 8:29.21 for 3,000 meters, 14:54.79 for 5,000 meters and 9:00.21 in the steeple.

He ranks No. 4 in NCAA Division 3 Mideast Division in the 3,000 and No. 9 in the mile going into the All-Atlantic Regional Championships at Nazareth College in Rochester, N.Y.

 

 

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