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Gary Schafer


NAME:     Gary Schafer
HT:     5'9"

HOMETOWN:      Mandan, ND

COLLEGE AND/OR HIGH SCHOOL: Undergraduate - Valley City State University; High School - Mandan High


1500          4:10
1600/Mile     4:27
3000          8:47
Steeple     9:37
3200/2 Mile     9:18
5000          15:09
8000/5Mile     25:01
10000          31:28
15K          49:19
10 Mile     52:54
1/2 Marathon1:12:01
Marathon     2:29:52

High School:
Still holds Mandan High Freshman 1Mi and 2Mi school records (1981)  4:44 & 9:56, respectively
1st team All-State: 3 years - Cross Country
1st team All-State: 2 years - Track
State Cross Country Champions (team) 3 yrs
College
Cross Country
1st team All-NDCAC: 4 yrs - XC
1st team All-Dist 12: 3 yrs - XC
District 12 Champions (team) 1 yr
National XC meet qualifier: 3 yr.
NAIA Scholar Athlete: 2 yr.
Track:
NDCAC 3000 Indoor Champ: 2 yrs
NDCAC 5000 Outdoor Champ: 2 yrs
NDCAC Steeple Champ: 1 yr
District 12 10K Champ: 2 yr
District 12 Steeple Champ: 1 yr
NAIA All-American: 2 yr
NAIA Nat'l Marathon Champ: 1989
NAIA Scholar Athlete: 2 yr.
2001 Inductee into VCSU Athletic Hall of Fame

Current running activities  4 - 6 mi/day - to stay healthy

Most memorable running event
Obviously winning the 1989 National NAIA Marathon. I ran negative splits (1:15+, 1:14+) and was only leading the last mile - still winning by 1:37 - I ran the last 10K in 34:20, or so. A feeling and event I will never forget.

Favorite place to run - on bike path from RiverWood (N of County Rd 20) to Trollwood Park.

Favorite workout - Ladder (400, 800, Mi, then down) or Step repeats

Started running to get into shape for football in Junior High School.


If you can make it to the Boston Marathon - run it, an amazing race.

Gary also currently weight trains, cross-country skis and snowshoes.

*Gary currently lives in Fargo and is Vice President of new accounts at Great Plains/Microsoft.   He has carried the excellence that he learned in running into the Business World.   He is married and has three children.