Tuesday, 06 November 2012 09:24
Twenty-four-year-old Conor Shelley of Rockville Centre outlasted a pack of six other top competitors to repeat as the top finisher in the 2012 Oyster Bay Town Supervisor’s 5 Kilometer Run on Oct. 13. Shelley scored in 15:16 as the top seven finishers crossed the finish line in the Oyster Bay Townsend Square parking lot within 17 seconds of each other.
Top honors in the women’s division went to 27-year-old Jodie Robertson of Melville in 17:16, holding off runner-up Karen Roa of Port Jefferson by six seconds. Indicative of the overall strength of the field, the first 16 finishers broke the 18-minute mark on what is not an easy course, and 38 finishers broke the 20-minute mark. A total of 634 runners and walkers finished the event, 50 more than in 2011.
Top local finishers included Steven Weiss of Plainview, who earned the third-place plaque in the 35-39 age group, crossing the finish line in 20:38, and Shari Klarfeld, who took first-place honors among the women in the 30-34 age group, with a time of 21:31—clearly establishing herself as Long Island’s fastest seven-months-pregnant runner!
Other local award winners included Nicole Henn of Syosset (third woman, 40-44 age group), Kim Solomine of Syosset (third woman 55-59), Barry Jerson of Plainview (third man 60-64), Constance Sehlmeyer of Syosset (third woman 65-69), Odd Sangesland of Plainview (fifth, 80-84), and Bert Jablon (first in 85 and over, and oldest finisher from the Town of Oyster Bay).
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.
“Supervisor John Venditto and the Oyster Bay Town Board have been incredible supporters of local recreational sports,” observed running club president Mike Polansky, “and we are thrilled to have Oyster Bay Town Councilman Chris Coschignano continue to have his law firm of Sahn Ward Coschignano & Baker support the event as our presenting sponsor.”
The club also thanked newest sponsor Pro Sports Physical Therapists of Huntington and Oyster Bay. Special thanks also go out to Allan Sobel and South Shore Outdoor for once again generously donating sweatshirts and trophies, and Glen Wolther and All Round Foods for donating baked goods. Extra thanks go out to Bob Cook and The Runner’s Edge for helping with their generous prize money stipend that helped to bring a large contingent of Long Island’s fastest runners to Oyster Bay once again this year.
Saturday, 15 June 2013 00:00
A vehicle accident left a motorcyclist and his passenger dead following an accident on the New York State Thruway. The fatal motorcycle accident occurred at 1:10 a.m. on Sunday, June 2 near Exit 16 in Woodbury, the Associated Press reported.
According to officials, a Suzuki motorcycle operated by Rafaelito DeJesus, 23, of Valley Stream was headed north on the Thruway when he was hit by another vehicle.
Friday, 14 June 2013 00:00
The New York State Senate today passed a bill to protect young and inexperienced drivers by helping to remove distractions that could lead to accidents. The legislation. sponsored by Senator Carl Marcellin (R, Syosset), prohibits the use of cell phones—including hands-free devices—by drivers who hold learner’s permits.
“Young and inexperienced drivers, holding only a learner’s permit, are behind the wheel for one purpose—to learn how to safely operate a vehicle. These drivers need their full attention on the road and for the task of becoming a responsible driver,” said Senator Marcellino. “Even the best teenage drivers don’t have the judgment that comes with experience. Until a new driver has some skill and experience, the use of cell phones while driving should be banned.”
Thursday, 06 June 2013 00:00
This spring, in anticipation of fielding their strongest Varsity Baseball squad since the program began eight years ago, Portledge decided to change leagues from IPPSAL (Independent Private and Parochial Schools Athletic League) to the Private School Athletic Association and Athletic Conference of Independent Schools (PSAA/ACIS Alliance), in hopes of finding stronger and more consistent competition. As a newcomer to the Alliance League, which consists of independent school teams from all over the metropolitan area, the Panthers were placed in the 10-team 2nd Division.
It didn’t take long for Portledge to demonstrate the rapidly developing quality of their baseball program, as the Panthers hammered their way to a regular season mark of 9 wins and 1 loss. Moving on to the league playoffs, Portledge quickly dispatched their quarter and semi-final foes before heading to the championship game against Bay Ridge Prep on May 21 at MCU (Municipal Credit Union) Park in Brooklyn.
Thursday, 06 June 2013 00:00
The weather was blustery but hearts were warm at the SYAC Pony League All-Star Game, held at H.B. Thompson Middle School last month.
Thirty specially selected girls who play in the Pony League (grades 2-3) of SYAC Girls Softball put on a fine show for the bundled-up fans. They provided a barrage of hitting, combined with great fielding that ended rallies, sometimes by double plays. Eight dads who volunteer as coaches in the SYAC softball program, assisted the players.