A new Cross Country Course has been born amidst the pandemic. Years in the making, the Ocean Breeze XC Course falls on the grounds just outside the Indoor Track And Field Facility that hosts the New York State Meet. The Facility opened in 2015, and construction had allowed for outside renovations to the property as well. Those renovations were the groundwork for this course.
The Course has been certified 5K, and will be used by locals in its opening year. The Ocean Breeze WaveRunners took the course this weekend, but the venue will also see the CHSAA League utilize the layout this Fall. Open races may be available before the end of the year, upon further guidance from the City.
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Malina Rodriguez-King was the top finisher in the 9-10 girls 3K with her time of 11:48.48, taking first-place and was the only runner to finish with a sub-12 time. Avery Rosado finished in second-place in the 9-10 boys 3K with his time of 11:33.08 and was only one of two runners to finish with a sub-12 time in the 3K.
Yousef Ahmed took second-place in the boys 8 & younger 2K with a time of 8:13.67 while Payton Rosado finished in third-place in girls 8 & younger 2k with her time of 9:02.09.
Check out the rest of the WaveRunners top-ten finishes!
2K 8 & Under Boys & Girls
4) Mitchell, Gabriella - 9:02.11
6) Baron-Williams, Stephen - 9:06.60
7) Genco Jr, Robert - 9:08.25
8) Kliesch, Timothy - 9:10.44
8) Pantaleo, Genevieve - 9:40.14
9) Howley, Vincent - 10:05.75
3K 9-10 Boys & Girls
5) Trapani Jr, Peter -13:10.89
5) Heck, Maeve - 13:16.16
6) Silva, Alexander - 13:35.24
6) Montes, Charlotte - 13:44.13
8) Jackson, Milani -14:03.50
3K Girls 11-12
5) Kliesch, Katelyn - 12:48.50
6) Rodriguez, Lauren -12:55.21
8) Grishina, Mariya - 13:09.68
10) Trapani, Sofia - 13:29.73
3K Run Boys 11-12
4) Calabrese, Joseph - 12:00.73
7) Walters, Jeremy -12:36.56
8) Montes IV, Wilfredo -12:41.50
4K Girls 13-14
6) Moore, Jordan - 18:37.14
4K Boys 13-14
7) McPherson, Clevon - 15:51.56
4K Boys 15-18
5) Cordero, Evan - 14:14.69
It was a historic day at Ocean Breeze Park!