Jake Gurzler is one of the top runners in the greater Hartford area. Consistently in the top 5 of all races in which he participates, Jake is coming off an excellent 2012 season and has run some excellent times in 2013.
A graduate of Shenendehowa High School, Gurzler comes from a high school rich in distance running tradition. He helped Shen to numerous conference and state championships before moving on to Quinnipiac University where he won a Northeast Conference (NEC) Individual Cross Country title while helping his team to a second straight conference victory in 2007.
Gurzler was 26th at the famed Manchester Road Race in 2009 and has been in the top 35 every year since. A native of Ballston Lake, N.Y., Jake is now a resident of Manchester and is a marketing manager for Columbia Ford.
Gerry Mcluskey Memorial 5 Mile Run: 26:16 (2nd place)
WPLR ShamRock & Roll (5k): 15:34 (7th place)
Finally Spring 5k!: 16:11 (1st place)
Grape Chase 5k: 13:29 (course was actually 2.7 miles – 1st place)