AARON OLDFIELD


CLASS OF '88


YEAR OF INDUCTION: 2016



Aaron Oldfield earned eight varsity letters, and he helped the Spartans capture conference, county, sectional and state championships in cross country in 1987 and they repeated the same quartet of honors in track and field in the spring of '88.

An NJSIAA Group III cross country champion, Oldfield earned all-state honors in 1987. He was named all-conference and all-county in cross country, winter track and spring track from the fall of 1987 to the spring of '88.

Oldfield won the Central Jersey III race during Steinert's special '87 season when the Spartans went 16-0 and amassed the greatest cross-country record in school history. Over the course of the campaign, Steinert won the Mercer County Meet, the Shore Coaches Invitational, Central Jersey Group III, and NJSIAA Group III. Steinert was led by a steady pack of six runners known as the "Spartan Six-Pack" which included Oldfield. The team was one of the first squads to be inducted into the SHS Athletic Hall of Fame.

"Steinert was truly like family to me," Oldfield said. "My teammates were some of my best friends and all of my teachers and coaches showed so much interest in my athletics.

"My senior year, our cross country and track teams had such a bond, and, of course, winning leaves a lasting impression."

Oldfield credits former high school coaches Jerry Bleistein and Doug Martin, both members of the Steinert Athletic Hall of Fame, for having a big influence on his career.

Oldfield attended Rider University and was a member of the Broncs' cross country and winter and spring track programs. During his tenure there, Rider won seven conference championships. The 1990-91 and 1991-92 cross country, indoor and outdoor track & field teams, which won the East Coast Conference "triple crown" of championships, was presented with the Clair Bee Outstanding Team Achievement Award and recognition in Rider's Hall of Fame.

A teacher at Hopewell Valley Central High School, Oldfield has also had much success coaching the Bulldogs' cross country and track programs for the last 20-plus years, winning 35 Colonial Valley Conference, 29 Mercer County, and a combined 45 sectional and group state championships.

With Aimee, his wife of 22 years, Oldfield has three children: Alexis, Austin and Ally.


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