Kal Lewis on his way to breaking the all-time fresman cross country record at the Sunken Meadow course in September.
I have been reflecting on Kal Lewis, a sophomore at Shelter Island High School, who twice this spring ran 4:15 for 1,600 meters and then won the New York State D-2 1,600 meter title.
Kal has taken 24 seconds off the previous school record of 4:39.6 set by Ian Thomson 20 years ago —five years before Kal was born. His 4:15 is the single greatest track run ever by a Shelter Island runner. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Lindsey Gallagher, the first Island woman across the finish line in the 2018 Shelter Island 10K.
For 39 years, professional athletes from all over the country and the world have traveled to Shelter Island to participate in the annual 10K race. But that’s never stopped year-round and summer residents from giving them a run for their money.
Perhaps their most formidable competition comes from the ranks of Shelter Island High School’s (SIHS) cross-country and track teams, which regularly place in the top 10 at New York State championships and sends runners to compete for some of the nation’s top colleges. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Linus Kiplagat far ahead of the field in Dering Harbor on his way to victory in Saturday’s running of the 39th annual Shelter Island 10K
Kenya-born Linus Kiplagat literally ran away with the 39th annual Shelter Island 10K race, finishing ahead of his countryman Isaac Mukundi by more than a minute and a half.
The 23-year-old Lansing, Michigan resident puled away from Mr. Mukundi, 30, at the two-mile mark and was never challenged, breaking the tape at 29:45.03.
Ethiopia-born Birtukan Fente Alemu, also a Lansing resident, was the first woman to finish, running the Island’s 10K in 33:40.36. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO A crane set to lift a modular house onto a South Ferry boat Sunday morning.
Measure twice, cut once. The old adage might well be adapted to the situation real estate broker Janalyn Travis-Messer found herself in when she arranged transport of a modular house onto Shelter Island. (more…)
50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
North Korea captured the USS Pueblo holding its crew for 11 months after claiming the Navy intelligence ship had been in its waters while the United State maintained it was in international waters.
Although it would be a few years before it occurred, President Lyndon Johnson called for an end to the conversion of the U.S. dollar with other currencies then held to the gold standard because of economic pressures that were driving down its value.
Peggy Fleming won the United States Ladies Figure Skating Championship held at the Greensboro Coliseum in North Carolina.
The Kander and Ebb musical, “Happy Time,” starring Robert Goulet and choreographed by Gower Champion, opened on Broadway and ran for 286 performances, but was the first Broadway play to lose $1 million.
“The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie,” starring Zoe Caldwell, who would go on to win a Tony for her performance, premiered on Broadway.
And on Shelter Island . . .