2003-05-02 / Sports

New Winners Emerge In Rockaway Ocean Run

New Winners Emerge In Rockaway Ocean Run


For the first time in a few years, the sun came out to shine on the Sweet’N Low Rockaway Rotary 25th Annual Ocean Run that took place on Su nday, April 27, 2003. It was a great turnout as adults and kids started the run at Beach 116 Street.For the first time in a few years, the sun came out to shine on the Sweet’N Low Rockaway Rotary 25th Annual Ocean Run that took place on Su nday, April 27, 2003. It was a great turnout as adults and kids started the run at Beach 116 Street.
Panfilo Gomez and Roberto Flores finished first and second respectively in the men’s 5-mile run.Panfilo Gomez and Roberto Flores finished first and second respectively in the men’s 5-mile run.Marilyn Charles finished in first place with a time of 35:03 in the women’s 5-mile run.Marilyn Charles finished in first place with a time of 35:03 in the women’s 5-mile run.

(Left) Last year’s 5-mile men’s winner Jim McVeigh finished fourth. Pictured in the background is Police Officer Kenny Beecher of the 100th Precinct Community Affairs Office. McVeigh, who won the first Ocean Run, has promised to work harder than ever to regain his crown next year. (Middle) One boy smiles in the 1 mile run on the boardwalk. (Right) After the race was completed, runners, organizers and fans gathered at the Irish Circle where hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks were served.(Left) Last year’s 5-mile men’s winner Jim McVeigh finished fourth. Pictured in the background is Police Officer Kenny Beecher of the 100th Precinct Community Affairs Office. McVeigh, who won the first Ocean Run, has promised to work harder than ever to regain his crown next year. (Middle) One boy smiles in the 1 mile run on the boardwalk. (Right) After the race was completed, runners, organizers and fans gathered at the Irish Circle where hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks were served.

Jim McVeigh, Marilyn Charles, and Kathleen O’Shaughnessy pose with their trophies.Jim McVeigh, Marilyn Charles, and Kathleen O’Shaughnessy pose with their trophies.

Rockaway Rotary members (l. to r.) John Hennessey, Mike Arons, Eugene Pasternak, Barbara Eisenstadt, Marvin Eisenstadt, Barbara Morris and Patrick Russell. Pictured in the back is Joseph Otten.Rockaway Rotary members (l. to r.) John Hennessey, Mike Arons, Eugene Pasternak, Barbara Eisenstadt, Marvin Eisenstadt, Barbara Morris and Patrick Russell. Pictured in the back is Joseph Otten.Runners sign up for the Rockaway Ocean RunRunners sign up for the Rockaway Ocean Run

Winners in the different categories of the Rockaway Ocean Run pose for a group photo.Winners in the different categories of the Rockaway Ocean Run pose for a group photo.

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