Race day started early, especially for two Brooklyn runners, Angel Confesor and Felipe Garcia, who shared the Sunday morning drive to eastern Long Island for the Jamesport First Department’s 18th annual Sound to Bay 10K. Garcia said they were on the road by 6:20 a.m.
In keeping with the early-bird theme, both men were the first two finishers in the 10-kilometer race, with Confesor winning for the second year in a row. He reached the finish line at South Jamesport Beach in 36 minutes, 24 seconds, well behind his winning time of 35:33.9 last year. Garcia was well behind him. Despite getting lost on the course — he figures those missteps added about a minute to his time — Garcia still took second place in 39:04. Jose Vlloa was third in 40:21.
For the third time in four years, former Shoreham-Wading River standout distance runner Ryan Udvadia emerged on top at the annual SWR July 4 5K Monday morning. READ
Whenever Caleigh Capek finishes a race, there’s one person she can count on to be in the stands, cheering her on: her grandfather. READ
It’s Thanksgiving morning, the sun was out, and close to 100 runners once again lined up near the Miller Avenue School to participate in the annual Shoreham-Wading River Thanksgiving Day Races. READ
The sun was nowhere to be seen, hiding somewhere behind a thick cover of clouds. The temperature was in the 70s, the humidity wasn’t bad, and a refreshing breeze acted like a natural fan. READ
Shoreham-Wading River graduate Ryan Udvadia (’14) won the annual July 4 5K race Saturday morning. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)
Longtime Shoreham-Wading River track coach Bob Szymanski stood alongside three of his most successful runners Saturday morning. The trio — John Lee, Ryan Udvadia and Matt Gladysz — had just crossed the finish line of the annual SWR July 4 5K in Shoreham when Szymanski pointed out an interesting tidbit.
Standing together, the three friends represented the last five county champions in varsity cross country. (more…)
Nicholas Berglin, a Hampton Bays H.S. senior, and Tara Farrell, a Long Island Marathon winner, were the top finishers in Saturday’s Run for the Ridley 5K race in Riverhead. (Credit: Grant Parpan)
Nicholas Berglin was admittedly confident that he could emerge as the winner in Saturday morning’s Run for the Ridley 5K race in downtown Riverhead. (more…)
Kevin Harvey, a miler from Sag Harbor, never ran in the Sound to Bay 10K before, but that didn’t prevent him from winning on Sunday morning. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)
SOUND TO BAY 10K AND 5K
The four winners of the 16th annual Sound to Bay 10K and 5K on Sunday morning faced some obstacles. Not only didn’t they know exactly who they would be racing against, but they didn’t even know the course they would be running on.
Something is to be said for familiarity with a race course. It’s helpful for a runner to know the twists and turns of a course, where the hills are, and what side of the road is the best to run on.
Yet, despite being newcomers to the event, they managed, with the aid of a well-marked course, to find themselves first to the finish line. (more…)