Written by Syosset-Jericho Tribune Staff Thursday, 12 September 2013 00:00
The hills of Oyster Bay are calling you! Runners and walkers from the local area and all over Long Island and beyond are invited to come to Oyster Bay on Saturday, October 19 to kick of Oyster Festival weekend with a race.
Local runners have always been prominent in the Town Supervisor’s Run. In the 2012 edition of the Run, the top local finishers included Nicole Henn of Syosset, who scored with third place honors among the women in the 40-44 age group, Kim Solomine of Syosset, scoring 3rd in the women’s 55-59 age group, Thomas Laine of Syosset, 5th place finisher in the 60-64 age group and 85 year old Bert Jablon of Syosset, who took first place in the 85 and over age group.
Participants will once again start on South Street in the heart of downtown Oyster Bay, head up Berry Hill Road, turn down Sandy Hill Road, with a great finish on Main Street and into Townsend Square. This is the seventh year that the
Run will be using this unique course that will show you the scenic beauties of Oyster Bay.
The Run will once again be part of the USATF-LI Grand Prix of Long Island Road Races, a Grand Prix Team event. Every entrant will receive a commemorative hooded sweatshirt, and will be eligible to win an award – with awards going five deep in five year age groups through 80 plus, as well as Athena/Clydesdales, and wheelchair athletes. There will be special awards for the first place male and female residents of the Town of Oyster Bay, and for the youngest and oldest
Town of Oyster Bay residents who complete the 3.107-mile course.
The Club, courtesy of The Runner’s Edge, will also be presenting cash prizes of $250 each to the first male and first female finishers who are bona fide residents of either Nassau County or Suffolk County, cash prizes of $150 each to the second male and second female finishers who are residents and cash prizes of $100 each to the third male and third female finishers who are residents.
Registration and packet pickup will be in the Community Center in Townsend Square Parking Lot, just off East Main Street near OBEN High School. Visit www.glirc.org for details.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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).