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Christina DeRosa, 23, of Shoreham won the 12th Annual Sound to
Bay 10K Sunday morning.
Overcast skies and rain did not deter a large turnout on Sunday morning for the 12th annual Sound to Bay 10K that included Christina De Rosa. De Rosa, 23, of Shoreham, not only won the women’s race for the fourth time in five years and the second year in a row, but she became the first woman to finish as the event’s overall winner.
De Rosa, a former runner for Miller Place High School and the University of Massachusetts, completed the race, which started at Iron Pier Beach in Northville and finished at South Jamesport Beach, in 38 minutes 49 seconds. She crossed the finish line 10 seconds before the men’s winner, Ken Bohan, 47, of Rocky Point.
Bohan was followed by Gregory Pezolano of New York City, who turned in a time of 39:37. One other runner cracked the 40-minute mark, Benjamin Johnson of Trumball, Conn., who was clocked in 39:57.
Rounding out the top 10 in the men’s race were: Matthew Waldeck of Port Jefferson (41:08), Jason Lee of Riverhead (41:23), Bob Kujawski of Cutchogue (41:27), Greg Zanieski of Pleasant Valley (41:42), Don Wilburn of Massapequa (42:05), Vincent Cappadora of Deer Park (42:08) and Tripp Dohet of New Paltz (42:17).
Uma Broderick of Wantagh was the female runner-up and fifth overall in 40:43. Maria Pavkovitch of Hoboken, N.J., was third in 41:22. The next seven female finishers after her were Camissa Gallagher of Northport (41:41), Kathleen Kilbride of Cutchogue (43:04), Leslie Holleran of Marchester (43:48), Tina Vaccarella of Cutchogue (44:55), Moira Tuohy of Floral Park (45:03), Emily Malloy of New York City (45:26) and Susan Bayat of New York City (45:35).
Eight days earlier, Kilbride won the New Suffolk Waterfront 5K for the second straight year in a time of 20:33.
Of the 407 runners who registered for the Sound to Bay 10K, 358 completed it. That number wasn’t far off last year’s record of 388 runners who came out for the race.