Friday, 12 November 2010 00:00
In late May, the members of the Garden City Running Club, a group within our town’s Welcoming Club, began training for the inaugural Long Island Divas Half Marathon. While the initial group included a handful of local moms, it wasn’t long before the spirit of running with friends by your side became contagious and the team grew to include 56 women.
It is with great pride that co-leaders of the group, Lynnette McKenna and Lisa Colletti announce that 100 percent of the team successfully completed the 13.1-mile race. While many of the women had never run more than a mile before signing on for this challenge, their hard work coupled with the encouragement of friends and family, carried them to the finish line.
Please join us in congratulating the following ladies on their tremendous accomplishment: Kerri Andersen, Nicole Archer, Maria Arianas, Jody Benick, Andrea Bharucha, Stacey Brisman, Suzanne Brogie, Tricia Brown, Jeanne Marie Buccelatto, Cheryl Buccella, Nancy Campo, Jennie Chao, Lisa Clyne, Shawn Cohen, Lisa Colletti, Ada Coonerty, Nicole DeLeon, Karen Foley, Amy Franklin, Danielle Gaudio-Lalehzar, Melanie Ginsberg, Jen Gisolfi, Karen Giumenta, Jackie Goode-Daughney, Vanessa Higgins, Michelle Keating, Mary Landsfield, Maura Liberopoulos, Susan Loukes, Jill Maldonado, Jen March, Amy McCoy, Kerri Ann McElroy, Lynnette McKenna, Liz McQuaid, Patricia Megale, Christine Meringolo, Beth Murray, Jennifer O’Hanlon, Alison Palmer, Susan Parry, Jobeana Perisa, Tricia Poppe, Valerie Santeramo, Jen Sapuppo, Cathy Teri, Brenda Torres, Mary Valitutto Gaudiosi, Natalie Vandernherik, Tina Vasilakis, Jeannine Votruba, Tara Walsh, Claudia Ward, Cynthia Welch, Nancy Willis and Melissa Woodard.