Athletic Hall of Fame

Abe Rosenkrantz

Abe Rosenkrantz

Sport(s): Track

Graduating Class: 1937

Induction Class: 1981

Was All-CCC in 1934 and was not only three-time All-State but also three-time State Runner-up...Never ran in a losing cross country meet during his career...One of the best 880 runners in the U.S...Won the Indoor CCC (1935, 1936), and in 1936 ran 1:50.3 and just missed making the 1936 U.S. Olympic team...Time remained a school record for almost 30 years...Won the Millrose Games 880 yards in 1937 and took home three gold medals in the 1935 Jewish Olympics...Presumed lost in action during World War II and the Millrose Games renamed the 880 as the Abe Rosenkrantz Memorial 880...Reports of his death were wrong and Abe was the starter at the first and only Abe Rosenkrantz Memorial 880.

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