Friday, 17 May 2013 00:00
Fifteen members of the Green Vale Pacers, a girls’ running club, ran the 5K Race of the Long Island Marathon held at Eisenhower Park on May 4. All fifteen finished the race and a few finished at the top of their age divisions and within the top ten for all 354 female racers.
Fourteen-year-old Elle Simek was the fastest runner in her age division and finished in second place for female racers of all ages, with a time of 22:26. Not far behind her, Delaney Eichorn placed third in her division and sixth overall, and Ella Barry came in first for her division and seventh overall.
Also finishing within the top ten for their age bracket was Avery Bysrton (second), Margaret Collett (fifth), Kathryn Foley (seventh), Emma Knopf (third), Helen Marcell (sixth), Rachel Smithie (fourth) and Sasha Smithie (fourth). Yusra Azaz, Sonia Bogolubov, Jessica De La Bastide, Leigh Iglesias and Nicole Passarella also finished the 5K within the top half for their age brackets.
Cami Gallagher, fourth grade teacher and a Pacers coach, also ran the 5K and finished in seventeenth place for all female racers. Corinne Maron, a Pacers coach and fifth grade teacher, ran the half-marathon of the LI Marathon on
Sunday and finished in the top half of all 1,723 female racers. Several Green Vale parents also completed the 5K – John and Elizabeth Collett, Laura de La Bastide, Heather Knopf and Andrew Marcell, and an alumna of Green Vale, Carly Knopf, who finished the race in the top ten for her age bracket.