Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
Jericho Celeste Taub, 13, showed that she could run with the big girls (and the big boys!) on Sunday, Nov. 17, as she scored a decisive victory in the Women’s Division of the 5th annual Blue Ribbon Run for Prostate Cancer, a 5-kilometer road race that started and finished at Syosset-Woodbury Community Park.
Taub finished the Run in 20 minutes, 17 seconds, 53 seconds in front of 36-year-old runner-up Kelly Bregou of New York City.
Other local runners winning awards at the Blue Ribbon Run were top Clydesdale Weight Division finisher Jeffrey Weiss of Syosset, Susan Anderson of Syosset, who earned second place honors among the women in the 25-29 age group, Lauren Osei of Jericho, 3rd place woman in the 35-39 age group; Patty Santella of Syosset, first among the women in the 45-49 age group; Kim Solomine of Syosset, 2nd woman in the 55-59 age group; Pamela Lee of Syosset, first in the women’s 60-64 age group, Connie Sehlmeyer of Syosset, 2nd woman in the 65-69 age group and Bert Jablon of Syosset, who earned top honors in the 85 plus age group.
Woodbury’s Rhonda Samuel of Integrated Medical Foundation, who co-hosted the event turned in a personal best of 30:52 (21 seconds faster than her 2012 finish).