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Kim Solomine Places In Blue Point Brewery Run

Syosset speedster Kim Solomine took second-place honors among the women in the 55 to 59 age group in the Jan. 19 Sayville Running Company 10 Mile Run to the Blue Point Brewery.

Solomine, who is 44 and runs competitively for the Greater Long Island Running Club, crossed the finish line in 1 hour, 17 minutes, 39 seconds, just 41 seconds behind age group winner Linda Ottaviano of Cold Spring Harbor.

While it wasn’t nearly as warm as it was for the 2012 edition of the run, Mother Nature provided clear skies on the morning of Jan. 19 for the 3rd Annual running Sayville Running Company 10 Mile Run to the Blue Point Brewery.

One thousand seventy finishers enjoyed a fast, flat 10-mile course from Patchogue through Blue Point and Bayport to Sayville and back, followed by a  post-race courtesy of Pete Cotter and his team at the Blue Point Brewery in Patchogue.

Ric Diveglio of the Greater Long Island Running Club served as race director. Diveglio and the race committee of Linda Ottaviano, Brendan Barrett, Mike Nolan, Pete Cotter of the Blue Point Brewery, Fred von der Heydt, Nikita Dorcinvil of justfinish.net, and Carl Grossbard made something that was not very easy look as smooth as possible

Organizers are pleased that a significant amount of the proceeds of the run will be turned over to Tom Fricke and his Better Understanding of Life in Africa (BULA) program.

News

Eight students from Jericho High School, the largest number of students from any school on Long Island this year, are among the 300 semifinalists picked from 1,800 entrants nationally and overseas in the annual Intel Science Talent Search.

Brookville’s Green Vale School students were featured in the September/October 2013 issue of Sport Rocketry, the official journal of the National Association of Rocketry.

The seventh-grade students competed nationally at the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) last May in Virginia and were the youngest rocket scientists competing. They were also the only team from Long Island that qualified to enter the competition and one of only two teams from New York State.


Sports

The Syosset Braves 11-year-old football team recently won the Superbowl Championship Game against the Rosedale Jets with a final score of 13 to 0.

The Farrell & Schmidt Ho Ho Ho 5-Kilometer Run started and finished at the John F. Kennedy Middle School in Bethpage on Dec. 21. The top local finisher was Tim Mahony of Syosset, who scored in 11th place overall and third in the 15 to 19 age group.

Other locals winning awards in this year’s Ho Ho Ho Run were Gina Ferraro of Syosset (2nd woman, 35-39 age group), Patty Santella of Syosset (3rd woman, 45-49 age group), Kim Solomine of Syosset (2nd woman, 55-59 age group).


Calendar

Jericho Wheelchair Basketball

January 17

Reality Check on America’s Economy, Health Care & Budget

January 17

Open Forum: Now What Do I Say?

January 21



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