Wagner represents in Tunnel to Towers Run
Kudos to the several Wagner College athletic teams who participated in last Sunday’s Tunnel to Towers 5K Run and Walk in Manhattan.
The Green & White, which was well represented and could be easily seen wearing Wagner T-shirts, has competed annually in the event since its 2002 debut.
What began with 1,500 people in 2002 is now considered by many to be one of the top 5K runs in America.
The event symbolizes Island firefighter Stephen Siller’s final footsteps from the foot of the Battery Tunnel to the Twin Towers and pays homage to the 343 FDNY firefighters, 71 law enforcement officers, and thousands of civilians who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001.
Grrridiron Girls Fall 2021 Tour coming to Island
The Grrridiron Girls Fall 2021 Tour will bring its flag football camp to Staten Island Saturday when the group puts on a clinic from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Berry Houses field in Dongan Hills.
The Tour, sponsored by adidas, features Jen Welter, the first female to coach in the National Football League in 2015 when she was a coaching intern with the Arizona Cardinals.
According to Staten Island Giants flag football president Mike Colt, the camp is open to girls of all ages. Players from NYC, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut are expected to attend.
The field is located at 214-260 Jefferson Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10306.
To register click here or visit https://gmtm.com/virtuals/160/grrridiron-girls-new-york.
CYO cross country starts
The Staten Island CYO Cross Country League began its 29th consecutive season recently at the Royal Oak Road course in Clove Lakes Park. Twelve teams were in the initial meet, but additional teams will be joining the league in future weeks.
In the 7/8th-grade girls’ 1.5 mile race, Giuliana Collegio (St. Clare) in a time of 11:51 finished first followed by Katherina Silva (St. Joseph Hill) and Julia McAuliffe (St. Clare). In the 7/8 boys’ race of the same distance, Harrison Moeller (Hill) won the race in a time of 9:51.9 followed by James Anzalone (OLSS) and James Rockfeller (Blessed Sacrament).
In the 5/6 grade girls’ 1 mile race, Kirsten Harper (Notre Dame Academy) finished first (7:02) followed by Chloe D’Arco (Hill) and Tallulah Ramos (St. Charles).
In the 5/6 grade boys’ race. the winner of the gold medal was Leonides Anzurez (St. Patrick) (6:52.7) followed by Nicholas Bosco and Alhonse Persico, both of the St. Teresa team. Robert Genco (St. Joseph-St. Thomas St. John Neumann) won the boys’ 3/4 grade .5 mile race in a time of 2:56.2 followed by Connor Kavaliauskas (Blessed Sacrament) and Cesare Bianchi (Sacred Heart).
In the 3/4 grade girls’ race, Adriana Perrette (Notre Dame) (3:10) was the victor followed by her teammate Jacqueline Bonanno and Emma Cardello (Blessed Sacrament).
In the girls’ 1/2 grade race run over a 1/4 mile course, the winner Mia Cicero (St. Charles) (1:46.0) with Katherine King (Our Lady of Good Counsel) and Charli Cosentino (St. Clare) close behind the leader. In the boys’ 1/2 grade race was Luke Thevenot (Sacred Heart) (1:42) followed by Nicholas Amato (St. Charles) and Kai Holton (Sacred Heart).
In the girls’ Pk/K race of 1/8 mile, Nia Podkalicki (Notre Dame) (1:20.7) was the victor followed by Emilia DiPalma (Blessed Sacrament) and Valentina Perrette (Notre Dame). In the boys’ race, Jordan Paulos (St. Joseph-St. Thomas St. John Neumann) won the gold medal in a time of 1:30 followed by Michael Madigan (Our Lady of Good Counsel) and Tristan Villegas (New World Prep).
The next meet will be Sunday at Mount Loretto.
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