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Local Runners Score in 5K Run

Congratulations to Glenn Morse of Massapequa, John Stauber of North Massapequa, Sherry Bellovin of North Massapequa, and John Niesen of Massapequa Park, each of whom won an award in the inaugural Great Prostate Cancer 5 Kilometer Run on Sunday morning, Nov. 22.

Morse crossed the finish line adjacent to the Clubhouse at the Town of Oyster Bay Golf Course in Woodbury in a time of 23 minutes, 12 seconds, at the end of a 3.107 mile run that included a series of nasty hills, to take home the first place plaque in the Men’s 60-64 Age Group. Stauber finished in 25:20, to earn the third place award in the Clydesdale 200 pound plus weight division, Bellovin scored in 31:37, good for second place in the women’s 60-64 Age Group, and Niesen finished in 46:36 to take third place in the 80-84 Age Group.

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 disc jockey.

Thanks go to the sponsors of the event: Integrated Medical Professionals, Sanofi Aventis, Advanced Radiation Centers of New York, & Bostwick Laboratories. Special thanks go to the Town of Oyster Bay, led by Supervisor John Venditto, who was on hand to welcome the runners to the event, to the competent folks from the Town’s Parks Department, and to new County Legislator Rose Marie Walker, who was also at the awards ceremony to cheer the runners on.

“I am continually impressed by how well Elizabeth is running,” said Greater Long Island Running Club President Mike Polansky. “She is an outstanding athlete, a veteran member of our Club’s Fast Feet Women’s racing Team, and it was great to see her finish as an age group champion in the inaugural Prostate Cancer Run.”