Under sunny skies with perfect conditions for runners, three young men from Shelter Island’s Cross Country Team were the first to cross the finish line at today’s 5k Run/Walk to raise awareness of breast cancer and women’s cancers.
Kal Lewis, 17, was determined to break 16 minutes on the course and did so with a time of 15:40.43. Following him was Tyler Gulluscio, 16, who posted a time of 17:46.59. Domingo Gil came in third at 18:15.20.
The top female runner was Krista Sanderson, 32, from Sag Harbor, followed by Gemma O’Brien, 40, of New York City at 23:21.59. Ruby Villani, 12, of New York City placed third at 23:27.44.
The first Shelter Island woman to finish the course was 26-year old Stacey Kehl. Her time was 23:49.05
Proceeds from the race benefit the North Fork Breast Health Coalition, Coalition for Women’s Breast Health at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital and Lucia’s Angels.
A full story on the race will appear in Thursday’s Reporter.