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Youth Male Athlete of the Year

USATF - Long Island held its Annual Awards Brunch at the David S. Mack Hall of Hofstra University on February 15, 2015. This brunch honors athletes, coaches, volunteers with special awards for their achievements and contributions during the previous year. This year our very own Isayah Contreras of Bellmore PAL Track Club was voted Youth Male Athlete of the Year. There were 5 boys nominated in ages ranging from 7/8 thru 13/14. Isayah is in the 7/8 age group. Isayah has several Long Island records during 2014.

Indoors - Mile 6:44.0, 200m 34.08, 400m 1:14.85 and 800m 2:50.91

Outdoors - 800m 2:42.70, 400 1:11.95 and Javelin 13.89m

Below picture of Isayah with his award - Vice President USATF-LI and Bellmore PAL coach Rob Lemke, Bellmore PAL Head coach Malcolm Hall, Isayah, USATF-LI Youth Chair & Secretary and Bellmore PAL Coach Sheryl Hall, USATF-LI President Alex Cuozzo

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Isayah and his teammates at the Brunch - Kiran, Avery, Jameison, Isaac, Mikhaila, Isayah, John and Sanjay (standing behind John) 

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Press Conference

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 Today there was a press conference at The Armory in New York City with some of the kids who will be competing in the 55m Fastest Kid on Saturday. Our own Isayah Contreras was there. He met the elite athletes who were there, took photos with them and got autographs. After the press conference the kids were part of the Run Throw Jump program organised by the USATF. Isayah was accompanied by his mom, his younger brother Isaac, who is also on the track team and the Head Coach of the team, Malcolm Hall.

Pictures: the  young athletes with the elite athletes; Malcolm, Sanya Richards Ross, Isayah & Isaac; Isayah & Isaac with Bernard Lagat

Good Luck on Saturday Isayah!

 

 

 

Millrose Games

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Congratulations to Isayah Contreras!

Isayah qualified with a time of 9.06 to run the 55m at the very prestigious Millrose Games being held on February 14th at the NYC Armory.

Good luck Isayah!

 

 

2014/2015 Winter Track

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First meet of the Winter/Indoor track season and the athletes of Bellmore PAL did a great job! For many, it was the first indoor meet ever and they made us proud! 

Avery (6yrs)         55m – 11.48       200m – 45.46   

Kiran (7yrs)          55m – 10.35      200m – 49.09                 

Sanjay (8yrs)       200m – 45.41

Isayah (8yrs)       200m – 34.08 

Mikhaila (9yrs)   200m – 35.77     

 John (11yrs)       1600m – 6:20.91   

 Harrison, the youngest of our athletes ran the Pee Wee 55m.

 Isaac didn’t run as he was not well, but was there cheering on his teammates. The athletes had a wonderful time and looking forward to the next meet which is on January 4th.

 Great job guys!

 Front Row (from left): Kiran, Avery, Harrison, Isaac    2nd Row: Sanjay, Isayah, Mikhaila

Back Row: John

 

 

 

 

Summer Fun

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Generosa travels all the way from Muttontown to be part of our team. She made it into her local paper when she competed in the Long Jump at one of the USATF Summer meets.

 

 

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It rained on August 2nd at the Massapequa Mile, but that did not deter John, Isayah, Isaac and Sue from competing. John and Isayah ran the mile and were 1st in their respective age groups. Sue was 2nd in her age group. Isaac who is 6, did the 400 meter fun run.