Friday, 04 December 2009 00:00
Congratulations to 30-year-old Great Neck superstar Rita Siminkas, who scored as the second woman overall and the first finisher in the women’s 30-34 Age Group in the inaugural Great Prostate Cancer 5 Kilometer Run on Sunday morning, Nov. 22.
Rita crossed the finish line adjacent to the clubhouse at the Town of Oyster Bay Golf Course in Woodbury in a time of 20 minutes, 54 seconds, at the end of a 3.107 mile run that included a series of nasty hills., finishing a solid 2 minutes in front of age group runner-up Deborah Murphy of Babylon.
The run was staged under the auspices of Executive Director Rhonda Samuel and the Integrated Medical Foundation and its battle to end prostate cancer by raising funds for prostate cancer awareness, education and support. Race management was conducted by the Greater Long Island Running Club under the direction of Club President Mike Polansky and Senior Administrator Linda Ottaviano. Gary Westerfield once again did an outstanding job with the course layout, and Victor Macaluso wowed the crowd as the volunteer disk jockey.
“I am continually impressed by how well Rita is running,” observed Greater Long Island Running Club President Mike Polansky. “She is an outstanding athlete, and it was great to see her finish as an age group champion in the inaugural Prostate Cancer Run.”