The HMRRC Scholarship Committee is excited to announce its recipients of the 2016 Bill Shrader, Sr. Memorial Scholarships. Each of the 6 will receive a check for $3,000. GIRLS: Julia Flower (Schalmont HS), Olivia Munson (Duanesburg HS), and Victoria Spiezio (Greenwich Central HS). BOYS: Thomas Conboy (Saratoga Springs HS), Shawn Rousseau (Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake HS), and Joseph Somerville (Columbia HS). Congratulations and Best Wishes to them and to all applicants.
Craig Coon of Malta was the top local finisher at the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 18. The 28-year-old former cross country and track standout at Binghamton University, posted a 2:29:51 to finish 32nd overall. See the article for full local results.
Every runner dreads an injury that in an instant can have repercussions for months or years. This unfortunately happened to Tom O’Grady, a noted runner in the greater Albany area who has distinguished himself yearly in the Boston Marathon and who is known as a streaker, a person who runs every day. Tom hopes that knowledge of his experience will help other runners deal positively with similar issues.
Winter briefly reappeared on Sunday, April 3. But the weather failed to dampen the enthusiasm of the 440+ runners who competed in the 5-mile Delmar Dash. Ballston Lake’s Eric Macknight easily outdistanced the men’s field by running 25:22 (a 5:05 pace). Schenectady’s Julia Flower ran 29:35 (a 5:55 pace) to lead the women.