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Mile Grand Prix

Our 2nd Mile Grand Prix ended with the Farmingdale Mile on September 1.

The Grand Prix included the LI Marathon mile, Bellmore Striders July 4th mile, Massapequa Mile, Farmingdale Mile.

Warming up on the start line of the July 4th mile with other young athletes

 

 

 

 

 

Pictures from the Massapequa Mile

Sitting on a bench cooling off from their run in Farmingdale

Kate on the podium

It was a great Grand Prix .
Results are based on each athlete running 3 of the 4 mile races.

9-12 year boys
1st – Ryan Anderson; 2nd – Diego Martinez; 3rd – Mikael Panju

13-14 year boys
1st – Anthony Scotto; 2nd – Alex Ramirez

11-13 year girls
1st – Leanna Trefcer; 2nd – Mikhaila Hawthorne

There were  7 other athletes who did not complete 3 races.

They are moving on to High School

Healthy competition between team mates – Anthony & John

Massapequa Mile  2018                          Farmingdale Mile 2018

They start  high school in September this year!

 

Kate, Steven, John and Anthony at the Bellmore Striders 4 mile on July 4th.

Best wishes guys – it was awesome having you on the team through the years!

 

Your coaches and teammates are very proud of you!

2018 Region 1 Championships and JO Qualifier

The Region 1 Championships and JO Qualifier was held at Icahn Stadium from Thursday, July 12th thru Sunday, July 15th.

We had 14 athletes qualify for the Regional meet and  13 of them attended the meet.

Friday was the day for the pentathlon and Mikhaila and Anthony competed. Anthony placed 5th and Mikhaila was 8th.

Saturday started with the 200 hurdles and Camylin placed 4th with a time of 30.08 which qualified her for the National meet and gave her the USATF Long Island age group record! Way to go Camylin.

This was followed by the 100 meters – Jaylah made it into the finals and was 7th overall.  Steven pulled a muscle in the 100m and did not compete the next day in the 200m. Avery & Izabella both had personal bests with times of 16.11 and 17.11 rerspectively.

Nicholas and Camylin competed in the 400m placing 19th and 13th.  In the 1500m, John was 9th overall achieving a personal best of 5:33.

Sunday was cloudy and developed into rain, but the athletes shone on the track. The 4x100m relay was the 1st event for our athletes. The 9/10 yr girls Avery, Cecilia, Harper and Hannah placed 5th and secured a qualifying spot for Nationals. They also broke their own USATF Long Island age group record with a time of 1:08.4In the 200m our athletes Avery & Harper both achieved personal bests. Leanna also got a personal best in the 800m finishing 13th with a time of 2:45.0. John was back on Sunday and ran the 800m with another personal best of 2:38.8 as he finished 11th.

It was an awesome meet and a wonderful experience for all our athletes.

Our athletes will not be going to Nationals which is in Greensboro, North Carolina July 23rd thru July 29th.

2018 USATF Outdoor Championships and JO Qualifiers

The USATF Outdoor Track & Field Championships were held on Father’s Day at Great Neck Middle School.

Many of our athletes had personal bests on this beautiful day in June.

14 of our athletes qualified for the Regional meet being held at Icahn Stadium on Randalls Island in New York City.  Our athletes make us proud every time they step on the track!

Stephanie –  4×100 relay, 200 & Long Jump ; Avery – 4×100 relay,100 & 200 ; Harper – 4×100 relay, 100 ; Jaylah – 100, 200 ;  Joylin – 100 ;  Izabella – 100 ; Analia – 4×100 relay ; Nick – 400m ; Leanna – 400, 800 ; Steven – 100, 200 ; John – 800, 1500 ;   Camylin – 200, 400 & 200 Hurdles

Mikhaila & Anthony – Pentathlon which is made up of  hurdles, shot put, long jump, high jump and 800 (Mikhaila)/ 1500 (Anthony)

With her performance in the 400 meters, Camylin now holds the USATF Long Island record in her age group with a time of 60.38.   She just missed the record for the 200 hurdles!                                                   Awesome job Camylin! Regionals here she comes!

The meet is being held Thursday, July 12 – Sunday, July 15

Anthony doing the long jump at the Association Championships

John and Anthony in the 1500 with 3 laps to go.  Anthony finished 4th with a time of 5:50.4 and John 5th in 5:55.4

Anthony in the High Jump with a personal best of 1.37m

 Warming up before the Association Championships!

 

The anchor leg for the girls 9/10 year old 4×100 relay on her way to helping her team break their 2017 record with a time of 1:09.03 making them the USATF Long Island record holder in their age group! Way to go girls!!

Congratulations to our athletes and Good luck at Regionals!

 

 

 

 

Say hello to our coaches

These are some of our coaches. There are 11 coaches involved in the Spring program.

Coach Eddie, Coach Roger, Coach Bill are coaches for the 8 & 9 years. Coach Rob who also coaches this group is not in the picture.

Coach Ava is one of the coaches for the 5 /6 & 7 year olds. Coach Veronica and Coach Malcolm, also with the little ones, are not in the picture.

These are our some of our dedicated coaches who give of their time, their experience and their skills with patience, diligence and caring.

Thank you Coaches!

 

 

 

 

 

So we finally got almost all of the Spring coaches together in one picture. This was taken at the end of season Pizza party. Coach Roger left early!

 

 

 

 

 

We had an awesome season ending with a parade at the Championship meet on Saturday May 26th. These are some of the kids walking with the team banner at the parade.

2018 Spring news

It’s time again for our Mile Grand Prix – Athletes have a choice of 4 mile races during the spring/summer season. Marathon weekend mile, Bellmore Striders July 4th mile, Massapequa Mile & Farmingdale Mile.  Run any 3 of these, be a USATF member and you qualify for the Grand Prix

These are 5 of our runners who completed the 1st of their 3 mile races. For some, the next race is the Bellmore Striders July 4th mile!

 

 

 

Mikhaila, Alex & Anthony hanging at start line with 2 of our parents, who also ran the mile, and County Official

 

 

 

While the milers were busy at Eisenhower Park our 9 year olds were at Mitchel Field having  fun at PAL’s Saturday morning track meet.  They just completed the 4 x 100 relay and are proudly displaying their 2nd place ribbons. Way to go girls!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 USATF Indoor Championships

Association Youth Championships held at Suffolk Community College in January was a fun time for our team.

 

 

Our 9/10 girls  did awesome with their races – great times for each one!

 

 

 

Check out the smiling faces of our team. First indoor meet for many of them!

 

 

 

 

Awesome job guys – looking forward to our next meet at Ocean Breeze in Staten Island!

End of 2017 XC Season

The XC Season has come to a close for our athletes.

To wrap up the season, 7 of our athletes ran today in the Rob’s Run 5K in Stillwell Woods Park in Syosset. Beautiful weather for running and a tough course, but our athletes were awesome and did a great job!

            Anthony – 23:54.7            Leanna – 23:18.3
            Brendan – 24:00.0            Mikhaila – 26:02.1
            Nicholas – 24:50.3            Hallie – 30:12.2
            Ian  – 31:56.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anthony & Nick                         Boys’ team at the start

                                                 Girls on the start line

Leanna, Nicholas and Hallie were all 3rd in their age group.               The boy’s team of Anthony, Brendan, Nicholas & Ian were 4th.

Great job guys!

 

2017 Cross Country

Bellmore’s  2017 XC team had their first meet on Saturday 21st at Gardiner’s County Park in Bay Shore.

It was a Youth 2K race for all ages.  There were hay bales as part of the course which made it even more exciting.

Our new athletes got an idea of why they have to work hard at practice.  They all did an awesome job.

The USATF Long Island Association XC Championships is up next. It will be at the same Park on Sunday, November 5th. Top 25 athletes in each age group and gender qualify for the Regional Championships being held in Rhode Island on November 19th!

2017 XC team at the meet on Sunday

Top finishers in their age group.

Great job guys!