Plainview multi-sport athletes Lisa Olsen, 43, Meredith Lewin, 60, and Alan End, 71, all won awards in a field of some of the best triathletes from across Long Island in the 27th annual Runner’s Edge — Town of Oyster Bay Triathlon, held in and around Oyster Bay’s Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park on Aug. 23.
Olsen completed the ½ mile swim in Oyster Bay Harbor, 15-kilometer bike ride through Oyster bay Cove and Laurel Hollow, and five-kilometer run up to the Planting Fields Arboretum and back to the finish in Roosevelt Park in one hour, 27 minutes and 23 seconds to earn the forth place award in the women’s 40-44 age group. Lewin (2:15:53) won fifth place honors in the women’s 60-64 age group, while End (2:23:07) was the fifth place award winner in the men’s 70-74 age group.
This past May, Old Bethpage’s Steve Coniglio graduated from Baruch College and concluded a stellar four-year academic and athletic career. The leader of the team finished his career by earning Second Team All-American honors and was named the CUNYAC Student-Athlete of the Year.
It was a fitting end to what was a phenomenal career for Coniglio, who did not begin playing volleyball until his freshman year at Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School.
“I was always naturally smart and classes came extremely easy to me. But volleyball was a sport that I had to build from scratch,” said the 6’5” Coniglio. “I started with nothing and put blood, sweat and tears into the sport. My All-American, even though it was a second team, was something that I fought for every second I was on a volleyball court and I cherish the acknowledgement very much.”
Plainview-Old Bethpage was well represented at a recent jaunt through a Long Island preserve.
The Greater Long Island Running Club congratulates 33-year-old Shari Klarfeld of Plainview, who led a large contingent of runners from the area in the Lynne, Gartner, Dunne & Covello Sands Point Sprint 5 Kilometer Run, held on the grounds of Nassau County’s Sands Point Preserve on Saturday morning, Aug. 9.
Klarfeld was the 11th runner overall to cross the finish line overlooking Long Island Sound at the Preserve, with a time of 19 minutes, 56 seconds; scoring as the second woman finisher overall and first woman in the 30 to 34 age group.
Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy graduate Vincent Geritano was among the football players from Maritime College to recently volunteer at the Damon Runyon 5-kilometer run held at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.
The members of the football were responsible for assisting spectators, securing the course, while also providing water to runners as they passed by, as well and cleaning up the area after the conclusion of the run.
The Plainview-based Long Island Junior Soccer League recently honored 22 student-athletes at their annual LIJSL Scholarship Awards Brunch at the Hilton Huntington Hotel. These honorees have established themselves as top players on the field, excelled in the classroom and given of themselves through service to their communities.
“We are privileged to present these 22 awards to some of the finest student-athletes in the LIJSL,” said scholarship committee chairperson Lynn Scarpati. “One of the things I’ve learned in my many years on the committee is that there are so many outstanding young people participating in our league. Our goal now is to continue to generate more funds for the program so we can honor even more of these great kids.”
Local runners had a strong showing at a recent run through the streets of Plainview.
The Greater Long Island Running Club held its 11th annual Heart & Sole 5 Kilometer Run on Sunday, July 20, with a near-record field of 531 runners and walkers completing the run — only 10 less than the record set last year. The run started on Radcliffe Road in Plainview and finished on the grounds of the Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School.
Runners and walkers from Plainview-Old Bethpage and all over Long Island and beyond are invited to join in the fun on one of the most unusual 5 kilometer courses on Long Island at the Sands Point Sprint on Saturday, Aug. 9.
The run presents the Long Island running community with an opportunity to traverse a unique combination of paved paths and runner-friendly woodland trails at the Sands Point Preserve.
On Sunday, Aug. 17, the Long Island Junior Soccer League and the Estee Lauder Companies will join forces to host the 11th annual Pink Ribbon Soccer Festival at the Peter C. Collins Soccer Park in Plainview. All proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, dedicated to advancing the world’s most promising cancer research.
Jennifer Golio (kneeling, first from right) of Plainview and Camryn Roeller (standing, first from left) of Old Bethpage were among the Fundamental Sports Training ninth grade girls AAU basketball team that took second place at the prestigious Basketball at the Beach Classic at Richard Stockton College, in Galloway, New Jersey, June 14 and 15. The girls posted a 3-1 record, defeating The Storm (PA), 46-24,
FBC Defenders (NJ), 40-37 and the Golden Eagles (NY), 42-19. They lost to York Unity (PA), 42-25.
A superstar pavement pounder from Plainview once again topped her competitors in a recent run.
Shari Klarfield, 33, scored another convincing win in the women’s division, this time in the inaugural James F. Rice Memorial 5K Run through the streets of Levittown on June 14.
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