Friday, 13 April 2012 00:00
Chris Mammone of Massapequa scored still another convincing victory in the 35th annual Nationwide 10K Run for ASPIRE, one held in Plainview and Old Bethpage on Sunday, April 1. Chris’s 31:51 finish at Plainview’s H. B. Mattlin Middle School brought him his third win in a row – a full two minutes, 50 seconds ahead of his next competitor. Top Master was Francisco Martinez, scoring in seventh place overall.
In addition to Mammone, other local athletes scoring in the 10K Run included Boyd Carrington of Amityville (second place overall, first place in the 35-39 age group) and Howard Kestenbaum of Massapequa Park (first place in the 80-84 age group). Jessica Petermann of Amityville (second place in the woman 30-34 age group).
The biggest story of the day was once again the amputees, with Mike LaForgia and Sarah Reinertsen scoring with top honors. The host Greater Long Island Running Club was thrilled to have ASPIRE’s David Balsley on hand to say a few words about the program and its goals for the future.