Thursday, 14 May 2009 13:35In the scorching heat, the St. Patrick’s CYO Track & Field Team hosted its fourth annual meet on Sunday, April 26. Over 1,300 young athletes from Nassau and Suffolk counties came together at Glen Cove High School to compete in a track meet that featured relays, dashes, runs, long jump, shot put, and the “St Patrick’s 1 Mile Challenge.”
The young athletes participated in various track and field challenges, which exercised their goodwill, sportsmanship and parish pride.
All the St. Patrick’s Team athletes have trained and worked hard to make their parents proud. On Sunday their accomplishments were tremendous and continue to make St Patrick’s a strong contender within the CYO Track and Field community. Under the blistering sun, St. Patrick’s athletes had a great showing for the first annual St. Patrick’s mile:
Travis Laderer Overall winner: 5 mins 35 secs.
Eli Blinkoff 3rd - eighth-grade Boys
Connor Lynn 2nd - sixth-grade Boys
Mark Mapica 3rd - seventh-grade Boys
Glenn Lostritto 1st - sixth-grade Boys
Isha Hawkins 2nd -fifth-grade Boys
Stacey Nadel 2nd - sixth-grade Girls
Stephanie Bazan 1st – fifth-grade Girls
Grace Blinkoff 2nd – fifth-grade Girls
In addition, Aisling Sullivan won the Girls long jump for the sixth grade.
The Team expressed gratitude to man in the community, starting with the parents of our athletes, without their dedication in the planning process and their full day of volunteering, the coaches could never have coordinated the meet.
The coaches would also like to thanked the Glen Cove School District, who made the track and High School available; Glen Cove EMS, who supported the meet all day; the Glen Cove High School track team; volunteer students from All Saints Regional School; Bill Flahive and his team from The Gourmet Shack who supplied food and refreshments; St Patrick’s Parish, whose spiritual support drives the teams’ success; and Megan O’Rourke for singing the National Anthem along with the Color Guard from the American Legion Post 336.
For more information about St. Patrick’s CYO Track and Field team please visit the website at: http://www.stpatcyo.org/.