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bellmore pal mile

Coaches Charlie, Rob and a Mepham HS senior, another PAL alumnus giving back to the program as she helps out at practices

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.

Last one guys, make it the best ever!!

Moonlight mile

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.

Layla, Ryan, Casey, Lucas, Nathan, Collin and Natalie after the Moonlight Mile in Newbridge Road Park

Next race is the Bellmore PAL Mile at Cedar Creek Park in Seaford on Saturday, August 21.

2021 Ducks Mile

Bellmore – N.Bellmore/Merrick PAL athletes with coaches Siu, Sheryl, Sue & Charlie and alumnus John who just finished his senior year in HS

Six of our athletes toed the start line at the Ducks Mile in Eisenhower Park on August 4 at 7:00 pm with parents and siblings watching.

The athletes did an awesome job almost each one improving their time.

And they had a good time doing it!

Lucas 6:07; Casey 6:54; Lilliana 7:24; Ryan 7:32; Nathan 7:47 and

Layla 9:37

Great job athletes!

Next race is the Moonlight Mile at Newbridge Road Park on Friday, August 13

Let’s go guys….you got this!

2021 Massapequa mile

Eight athletes from the Bellmore-N.Bellmore/Merrick Track team competed in the Massapequa Mile on Saturday, August 1st.

It was the 1st mile race in over a year for most of our athletes and the 1st one ever for some.

9/10 Boys & Girls

Nathan – 7:32 Layla – 14:48

11 – 13 Boys & Girls

Lucas – 6:10 Will – 6:57 Cecelia – 7:00

Casey – 7:02 Ryan – 7:35 Lilliana – 7:48

Congratulations on a job well done!

The next mile race for the athletes is the Ducks Mile in Eisenhower Park on Wednesday, August 4th!

Coaches Siu, Sue, Sheryl and Rob with athletes after the race

last 2021 spring track meet

Final meet of the season starts with a parade of all teams around the Mitchel Field Track – Athletes and coaches.

After the parade the athletes showed off their skills learned in the previous weeks of training, and earned their medals.

The end of a beautiful season of fun, laughter, learning and friends!

2K Challenge

2K Challenge is a fun cross country race for the kids.

It was held at Gardiner’s County Park on Sunday, October 21. This race has hay bales in 2 spots on the course which adds to the fun factor.





On the start line on a very chilly day

Hanging out before the race

Friends, fun, laughter – this is what a team is all about!

Way to go guys!
One more race to go – Championship meet on November 11!


2018 Cross Country

The USATF XC Invitational was held at Gardiners County Park on Sunday, October 7 and the Bellmore PAL XC team was there doing their coaches & parents proud.Coach Lam and Coach Charlie with some of the team before the start of the meet – Madeleine, Ryan, Alex, Lucas, Mikhaila, Joylin, Analia, Nicholas, Diego, Evan, Jaylah, Lilliana, Izabella, Nathan

Mikhaila,  Alex and John,  in the 13/14 age group ran  4K.
Athletes 8 & under ran  2k, 9/10 year olds &11/12 year olds ran 3K.
It was a great day for our athletes!


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.