Bellmore PAL is a registered USATF team during the Summer, Cross Country and Winter seasons.
USATF Long Island recognizes outstanding athletes regardless of age.
In 2022, Bellmore PAL was recognized in the Youth category.
Lucas Lam (13/14 )- Youth Male Track Athlete
Samantha Goldin (8 ) – Youth Female Track Athlete
An alumni of the team, Ryan Clifford, was recognized as the Mountain Ultra Trail (MUT) Athlete of the Year.
Ryan started with Bellmore PAL as an elementary student, ran while in high school, and in college.
Ryan still holds the record for the Indoor and Outdoor 800m in the 11/12 yr age group. Ryan is a lifelong runner specializing in ultra-marathon distances. In 2022 some of the races Ryan ran were 2 – 50 mile races, 2 -100 mile races, 2 – 50k races, 1 – 70k race, 1 – 555m race over 6 days from Buffalo to Brooklyn. Many of Ryan’s runs were also done for charity like the John Thiessen Children’s Foundation.
Non-athletes are also recognized as outstanding. For 2022 Coach Sheryl was awarded Official of the Year.
It was a hot and humid morning at 9:30 to run a mile race, but our athletes did their best to get to the finish line.
It was a nice friendly atmosphere with athletes, coaches and parents running this race together. No one “letting anyone win”, each runner, parents and coaches included, had to work for their place at the finish.
Lucas 6:18; Casey 7:08; Ryan 7:52; Lilliana 8:06; Nathan 8:10; Collin 8:33; Natalie 9:17; Mia 11:27
The final race of the Bellmore-N.Bellmore/Merrick PAL track team Grand Prix will be on Saturday, Sept 4 in Farmingdale.
This is the 3rd mile race of the season for our athletes – 2 more to go! Yay!
The race started in waves from 6:30 in Newbridge Road Park. Two of our athletes were in the 1st wave and did us extremely proud like all of our athletes regardless of their wave. Again many of them improved on their time. At this race we were joined by 2 of our alumni – John Schwab and John Schmuck who were 1st and 2nd overall.
Another enjoyable evening of racing, friendship, camaraderie and after race snacks. It was awesome to hear the older and more experienced runners encouraging these young athletes!
Lucas 5:58; Casey 6:47; Ryan 7:23; Nathan 8:00; Collin 8:13; Layla 9:18; Natalie 9:20
What a great job guys! Showing off the results of your hard work at practice.
Next race is the Bellmore PAL Mile at Cedar Creek Park in Seaford on Saturday, August 21.