Written by Gregory Giaconelli, email@example.com Thursday, 26 September 2013 00:00
The Adelphi Cross Country team started off the season in a flash. Both the men’s and women’s teams finished in first place at the St John’s/Hofstra Fall Cross Country Festival on Sept. 7 in Oakdale, NY. The featured individual winners were junior Nick Filippazzo for the men and senior Elizabeth Eickelberg for the women.
Last season, the women’s team finished second in both the Northeast-10 and in the NCAA East Region; they also qualified for the NCAA Championships for the first time in 10 years. This was an improvement from the year before where they finished seventh and sixth, respectively. As for the men, they had an individual male who qualified for NCAAs in Andrew Coelho; he earned his second All-American honors, while the men’s team finished in fifth in the NE-10 and sixth in NCAA Regional.
At the festival, both the men’s and women’s squads finished first against Division II and III teams. Had they combined Division I with II and III, the men would have won overall as well. The women’s squad ran the 4k race with Eickelberg and junior Larissa Melendez leading the way. Eickelberg never looked back as she clocked 15:00 in her first place finish; Melendez finished just nine seconds behind her in third place. Freshman Nicole Elarde was the third Panther runner to cross the finish line; she clocked a time of 16:20 and came in 19th place. The men followed in the 5k race with Filippazzo setting the pace from the get-go. He took a commanding lead and ran away with a first place finish with a time of 15:24. Senior Connor Dolan and sophomore William Marois crossed the line at 15:25 and 15:27 respectively and finishing tenth and eleventh overall.
Head Coach Katie Rees was very pleased with the results at the festival and optimistic about the season. “It’s hard to predict where we will finish right now because it’s still early in the season, but we are stronger and fitter than last year,” said Rees. “Both the men and women have the potential to finish in the top three in the conference and region if all goes well and everyone stays healthy.”
The teams prepare by running between 45 to 110 miles per week, along with strength training in the weight room, running and hurdle drills and core strength training. The competition for the Panthers this season will come from their usual suspects. The women look forward to challenges from Stonehill and St. Rose while the men anticipate tough races against Stonehill, American International College and Franklin Pierce.
With the season opener behind them and appearing to be on the right track, the season could be a very successful one for both the men and women’s teams.
(Courtesy of The Delphian)
Wednesday, 18 December 2013 00:00
Despite the winter chill and snow flurries, Garden City residents assembled at the village green to enjoy holiday festivities and a yearly tradition many look forward to. The Garden City Chamber of Commerce hosted the 59th annual tree lighting ceremony Sunday. The afternoon began at 3:30 p.m. with an enthusiastic performance by FiveStone, a contemporary rock band that’s played prior Garden City events like the Belmont Festival but this performance was its debut at the Garden City Christmas tree lighting.
“I used to bring my kids here when they were little,” says Althea Robinson, executive director of Garden City Chamber of Commerce, “I’ve been attending the event for over 30 years.”
Friday, 13 December 2013 00:00
Garden City resident Juana Quijano is among three Nassau Community College students to receive scholarships from Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C. The law firm has awarded scholarships to Quijano and two other Long Island veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and are now enrolled at Nassau Community College. “It is incumbent upon the Long Island business community to assist our veterans as they transition into civilian life,” said Meyer Suozzi English & Klein, P.C. Managing Attorney Lois Carter Schlissel. “It is essential that we help them complete their education by providing tuition assistance so that they can compete for jobs in this very difficult economic climate.”
Thursday, 12 December 2013 00:00Buckley Country Day School upper school students earned top honors at the end of this fall’s interscholastic soccer season. Garden City’s Katherine Gage, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Gage, was named the Most Improved Player of the Girls’ 5th and 6th-grade Red Team.
Thursday, 12 December 2013 00:00
Mad Science Winter Program
Garden City’s Department of Recreation and Parks is offering a six-week winter program geared to children who are interested in science. Mad Science of Long Island is a company who provides a wonderful and fun learning experience in an after school setting. Different topics such as “Bugs!” and “Walloping Weather” are offered for each week and the participants will cover a range of activities pertaining to the topic. Residents of the Village of Garden City entering grades k-5 are invited to attend.
The cost of the six-week program is $102 and all checks should be made payable directly to “Mad Science of Long Island.”