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.
Udvadia competes for the University at Albany after previously running on the cross country and track teams at High Point University. He graduated from SWR in 2014 as one of the most accomplished distance runners in school history.
The community 5K race has become an annual tradition for Udvadia, who won Monday’s race in 16 minutes 48 seconds.
“The race was the same as every year,” he said. “It’s fun to come out.”
McGann-Mercy girls track coach Collin Zeffer finished second overall.
There was another repeat winner on the women’s side. Danelle Rose, 14, who runs for the Miller Place varsity track team, successfully defended her title.
The race featured more than 140 runners in the 5K.
“It’s very hot,” Zeffer said. “But this is a fun race.”
Photo Caption: Ryan Udvadia, left, races next to Collin Zeffer Monday morning. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)
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