2005-05-06 / Sports

Rain Clears, 170 Take Part In Rockaway Ocean Run


The driving rain of the evening before cleared on Sunday morning and more than 170 runners took off on the boardwalk from Beach 116 Street for the Sweet ‘N Low Rockaway Ocean Run, which is sponsored by the Rockaway Rotary Club. Pictured, Rotary member Noreen Schramm takes last minute entrants for the annual race.The driving rain of the evening before cleared on Sunday morning and more than 170 runners took off on the boardwalk from Beach 116 Street for the Sweet ‘N Low Rockaway Ocean Run, which is sponsored by the Rockaway Rotary Club. Pictured, Rotary member Noreen Schramm takes last minute entrants for the annual race.Jeremy Schwartz was the first over the finish line in 16 minutes and 34 seconds for the 5 K (about 3.2 miles) run.Jeremy Schwartz was the first over the finish line in 16 minutes and 34 seconds for the 5 K (about 3.2 miles) run.James Hayden came in second overall at 16:38.James Hayden came in second overall at 16:38.The participants are off and running under cloudy skies.The participants are off and running under cloudy skies.Ryan Woerner was third at 18:28.Ryan Woerner was third at 18:28.The first woman over the line was Joanna Villegas at 21:04.The first woman over the line was Joanna Villegas at 21:04.The last to finish, the “Tail End Charlies” of the race.The last to finish, the “Tail End Charlies” of the race.Jeremy Schwartz gets his winning trophy from Brother Tom Trager, the President of Rockaway Rotary.
Jeremy Schwartz gets his winning trophy from Brother Tom Trager, the President of Rockaway Rotary. Matthew Windles won the Achilles Trophy.Matthew Windles won the Achilles Trophy.Jessica Winarski, who recently underwent heart surgery, won the Heart Medal.Jessica Winarski, who recently underwent heart surgery, won the Heart Medal.Kathy Dickersheid gets her trophy for winning the 60 to 69 trophy.Kathy Dickersheid gets her trophy for winning the 60 to 69 trophy.Richard McLaughlin gets his trophy for winning the 70 and over category.
Richard McLaughlin gets his trophy for winning the 70 and over category. Second woman, Zulegka Hernandez at 21:26Second woman, Zulegka Hernandez at 21:26Third woman was Elena Pena at 21:54
Third woman was Elena Pena at 21:54

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