Schalick grad Samuel Gerstenbacher, Camden Catholic’s Kevin McDonnell lead S.J. contingent with top-20 finishes at Philly Distance Run!!!

Schalick graduate Samuel Gerstenbacher and Camden Catholic grad Kevin McDonnell both finished in the top 20 among over 1,000 runners in the Philadelphia Distance Run Sunday.

Gerstenbacher, who graduated from Elizabethtown this past spring, placed 14th in 1:07.45, a 5:11 pace over 13.1 miles, and McDonnell, a 2013 graduate of St. Joe’s, ran 1:09.02, a 5:16 per-mile pace.

The 23-year-old Gerstenbacher, a native of Pittsgrove Township, Salem County, now living in Lancaster, Pa., placed seventh out of over 100 runners in the 18-to-25 age group.

The 31-year-old McDonnell, a Moorestown native now living in Cherry Hill, placed ninth of nearly 300 runners in the 31-to-35 age group.

Eric Reitinger, who graduated from Shawnee in 2002 and now lives in Mt. Laurel, placed 27th in 1:10.33. Reitinger, now 37, ran 6th of nearly 300 runners in the 36-to-40 division.

Sterling graduate Jimmy Daniels, who also ran at St. Joe’s, ran 1:11.08 for 31st. 

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