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.
Plainview runners Steven Weiss, Stacianne Lester, Shari Klarfeld, Rich Diamond and Barry Jerson each won awards at the 23rd annual David Lerner Associates Long Island Police Appreciation 5 Kilometer Run, which was held at Eisenhower Park on June 5.
Weiss took second place honors in the Open Law Enforcement Division, Lester took home the third place award in the women’s 20-24 age group, Klarfeld took home the second place award in the women’s 30-34 age group, Diamond scored second in the 35-39 age group, and Jerson was the second place finisher in the 65-69 age group.
The Town of Oyster Bay Sports Commission (TOBSC) hosted the first presentation of its TOBSC Symposium Series, focusing on knee and shoulder injury awareness and prevention at the Hicksville Athletic Center. The program was led by TOBSC Board Member William J. Schwarz, P.T, P.C. and provided invaluable information to all attendees. Dr. Schwarz, who played Division 1 lacrosse for Villanova University, has a practice in Massapequa and is well known and highly respected in the field of sports related physical therapy. He is often sought out by the area’s top athletes. The symposium was the first in a series of free forums scheduled and sponsored by the TOBSC.
The next symposium, slated for Thursday, July 31 at the Hicksville Athletic Center located at 167 S. Broadway in Hicksville, will center on football related injuries, prevention and technique. “It is essential for any parents, coaches and players involved in football,” Schwarz said. “Registration will be held online at www.oysterbaysportscommission.org or at the door from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The seminar will start at 7:00 p.m.”
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