Friday, 03 February 2012 00:00
Twenty-four-year-old Long Island superstar Conor Shelley added another impressive win to his running resume on January 28, finishing first out of 1036 finishers in the 2nd annual Sayville Running Company 10 Mile Run to the Blue Point Brewery.
Shelley completed the ten mile course through Patchogue, Blue Point, Bayport and Sayville and back in 53 minutes, 27 seconds, holding off hard charging runner-up Matt Walsh by 21 seconds.
The Run to the Brewery was the third win for Shelley in the last four months, following up on his victories in the Oyster Bay Town Supervisor’s 5 Kilometer Run in October and the Carter DeLuca Farrell & Schmidt Ho Ho Ho Holiday 5K Run in December.
On the Women’s side, Veronica Jackson of the Central Park Track Club took top honors in 1:03:39, a full minute in front of runner-up Heather Wright.Top finishers from the local area included Bradley Raxenberg of Woodbury (11th OA, 2nd 20-24 age group, 58:13), Thomas Brouillard of Woodbury (12th OA, 3rd 20-24 age group, 58:51), Shari Klarfeld of Plainview (5th woman overall, 1st woman 30-34 age group, 1:06:03), and Kim Solomine of Syosset (3rd woman 50-54 age group, 1:18:38).
The Run was co-hosted by the Greater Long Island Running Club, the Sayville Running Company, and the Blue Point Brewery, with Ric DiVeglio of the Running Club serving as the Race Director. Proceeds of the event were donated to Better Understanding of Life in Africa (BULA) and their efforts to secure brighter futures for African youth.