Friday, 31 August 2012 00:00
On Aug. 11, 31-year-old Glen Cove speedster Lauren Jensen scored as the first woman finisher overall in the Sands Point Sprint for the Feinstein Institute, a 5 Kilometer race held on the grounds of the Sands Point Preserve. Jensen finished the run in 21 minutes, 12 seconds, which was four seconds in front of runner-up Bradie Ann Dwyer of Garden City.
A total of 300 runners and walkers successfully completed the run at the Sands Point Preserve, fighting off less-than-ideal hot and muggy conditions. The Sands Point course is not an easy course; the trail in the third mile can be tough to navigate, and the hill leading up from the trail is one of the nastiest found in any Long Island race, according to Mike Polansky of the Greater Long Island Running Club, which hosted the event.
Race Director Abe Bernstein of the Greater Long Island Running Club went all out to ensure the success of this year’s event, as his way of saying “thank you” to the good folks from North Shore-LIJ Feinstein Institute who got Abe back on his feet and back on the track and roads after a bout with lymphoma.
Genentech was a repeat major sponsor once again this year. The entire net proceeds of the run were once again dedicated to the Feinstein Institute and the fight against blood cancers.