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Supervisor’s 5k Was “Oysterrific” as Oyster Festival Opening Event

Yeah it was a bit windy, and there was a bit of a chill in the air, but nothing the 609 runners and walkers who crossed the finish line of the Oct. 16, Oyster Bay Supervisor’s 5 Kilometer Run didn’t seem to mind at all. It is the opening event of the annual Oyster Festival.

The top winner (for the second time) was Chris Mammone of Massapequa (15:21) earning himself the $500 winner-take-all prize provided by Bob Cook and The Runner’s Edge. This year The Runner’s Edge came up with a $500 prize for the first woman as well, and Leo Petrina of Bayport earned it with a race record breaking 17:14 finish.

Local Runners

The top local finisher was 18-year-old Oyster Bay speedster Shane Giannetti in 5th place overall in 17:12.

Other local award winners included John Shoemaker of East Norwich and Ruston Lundstrom of Oyster Bay, who scored 2nd and third in the Clydesdale 185-199 Weight Division; Steve Quigley of Bayville, 3rd in the Clydesdale 200 pound plus Weight Division; Exum Cassidy, Peter Palczewki and Jack Sherbal, all of Oyster Bay, who scored 2-3-5 in the Boys 14 and Under Age Group; Courtnet Cartwright and Caroline Dupre of Oyster Bay, finishing 1-3 in the women’s 15-19 age group; Matthew Delrosso of Oyster Bay, 3rd in the men’s 15-19 age group; Alessandra Echeverria of Oyster Bay, 2nd in the women’s 20-24 age group; Austin Huminski and Brandon Nanrin of Oyster Bay, scoring 2-3 in the men’s 20-24 age group; Stephanie O’Neill and Kate Cifarelli of Oyster Bay and Deborah Rubin of East Norwich, finishing 2-4-5 in the women’s 25-29 age group; Gregory Tchabovsky of Oyster Bay, 5th in the men’s 30-34 age group; Kevin Mercier of Oyster Bay, scoring 5th in the men’s 35-39 age group; Grainne Perfetti of Oyster Bay and Fran Deangelis of Bayville, 4-5 among the women in the 40-44 age group; Maria Ehlinger of Oyster Bay, 5th finisher in the women’s 50-54 age group; Joanne Gallo and Elizabeth Penagos of Oyster Bay, scoring 2-4 among the women in the 60-64 age group; Patrick Hoy of Bayville, 3rd in the men’s 65-69 age group; and 77-year-old Nina Jennings of Mill Neck, who earned the 1st place award in the Women’s 75-79 age group.

Thanks go to the Town of Oyster Bay for partnering with the Greater Long Island Running Club on what could be the most interesting 5K course on Long Island as it circles through the hamlet.

Thanks go to Ron Berkowitz for donating KidStrong juices to the participants, and to Keeper Springs Natural Spring Water for donating water for the event. A special thanks to Allan Sobel and South Shore Outdoor for providing the runners with sweat shirts!