The featured speaker at the Tuesday, Sept. 20 Open General Meeting of the Greater Long Island Running Club (GLIRC) will be Massapequa High School Head Track and Field Coach Rich Degnan. The meeting will be held in the Auditorium of the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library, at 999 Old Country Road in Plainview, starting promptly at 8 p.m. The general public is most cordially invited to attend.
Congratulations to Eddie Reagan and Jon Wallach of Levittown, who finished first and second respectively in the 55-59 age group in the Sands Point Preserve Sprint for the Feinstein Institute on Saturday, Aug. 13. Reagan took first place honors with a time of 19:14, and Wallach scored second in 20:14.
A total of 331 runners and walkers successfully completed the Run, a jump of 38 from the 2010 edition. Part of the credit for that has to go to Mother Nature, who supplied event organizer the Greater Long Island Running Club with a picture perfect morning.
Taylor Kenney, a 2011 graduate of General Douglas MacArthur High School, has been named to the All-State Girls’ Basketball team. Kenney will be attending Molloy College in September.
Stephan Barea, midfielder for the Rough Riders men’s soccer team, recently scored the winning goal in a game played in the Eastern Conference Championships. Barea, of Levittown, is also a student at Hofstra University. The Rough Riders team also traveled to Bremerton, WA on Friday, Aug. 5 to play in the United Soccer League’s championship.
Levittown West Little League recently hosted the first 9U Summer Bash Baseball Tournament that took place at Redwing Park. The tough competition included Central Nassau Little League, Levittown North Little League, Levittown West Little League and the Long Island Chargers, an independent Travel Team.
After receiving a pacemaker four years ago, Levittown senior and retired NYPD officer Danny Kaye participated in the first annual Senior Softball All-Star Game.
The “Cardios versus Orthos” all star game sponsored by the Bristal Assisted living community featured players over the age of 70 who underwent heart related surgeries against those whose lives were improved following orthopedic operations such as knee or hip replacements. The Orthos defeated the Cardios, 9-7.
Mindy Davidson of Seaford, a member of team Runner’s Edge and PowerBar Team Elite, recently won third place in her age division at the Montauk Lighthouse Sprint Triathlon. On Sunday, Sept. 11 she will participate in the Mighty Hamptons Olympic Distance Triathlon, raising funds for the EJ Autism Foundation. To make a donation, visit: www.active.com/donate/mightyhamptons
Congratulations to Levittown’s own Tom Glenn, who scored as the first finisher overall in the 8th annual Heart & Sole 5 Kilometer Run through the streets of Plainview on Sunday, July 10.
Legislators Joe Belesi and Rose Marie Walker recently attended the Greater Long Island Running Club’s (GLIRC) 20th Annual Long Island Police Appreciation Run held at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow. Pictured: Belesi, Ronnie Maciano, Marguerite Macagnone, Ira Eskow and Walker.
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