The fifth Annual Ray Crothers Memorial 2-Mile X-C Race took place on Saturday, September 21, 2013, at the Stanley Quarter Park, in New Britain, CT. Joey Fassington, age 21, won the race with a time of 11:10.0. The top female winner was Megan Jaswell, age 26, with a time of 12:25.0. It was a beautiful day with in the park for remembering an incredible friend to the university.
Ray was a CCSU cross-country All-American and Hall of Famer, who passed away in February 2008. His running accomplishments brought national recognition to CCSU. Ultimately he became a four-time winner of the Manchester Road Race winning in three different age divisions. His long time ownership of The Run In, a running shoe store in Rocky Hill, allowed him to befriend, advise and encourage young and old alike in the art and science of long distance running. He was truly legendary in the sport of road racing.
His wife, Robin Crothers, pictured below on a memorial bench dedicated to Ray, continues to keep his memory alive!