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Sports Briefs 06.06.19

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 00:04

Award for Roden

Theresa Roden, who a decade ago founded the I-Tri (transformation through triathlon) program for adolescent girls, a mentoring effort that has grown greatly since, was to have received at the Cornell Club in New York City this morning a national award from the Business Council for Peace, an organization promoting the efforts of women leaders who have worked to advance other women’s careers at home and abroad.

Roden, who won an award of excellence from the International Triathlon Union’s women’s committee last fall, has been cited by Bpeace for having “mentored women forward.”

“At Bpeace,” a release said, “we recognize and celebrate the power of courageous individuals to advance women. . . . When women business leaders have support, communities accelerate toward peace and prosperity.”

Montauk Races

The Robert J. Aaron Memorial Triathlon, based at the intersection of Star Island Causeway and West Lake Drive in Montauk, will be contested Saturday, beginning with a mile swim in Lake Montauk at 7:30 a.m. A 20-mile bike leg and a 10K run are to follow.

Merle McDonald Aaron, the race director, said Monday that 375 have registered thus far, far fewer than in years past, though registration at the Harborside Motel will be open through tomorrow.

Last year’s winner, Tim Steiskal, is expected to return, as is Matthew Connelly, the 2017 winner, who took a wrong turn last year and thus finished 13th. As for the women, McDonald-Aaron said Katie Bottini, the female winner in 2016, is coming back.

On Sunday, John Conner Montauk Mile races, sponsored by the Old Montauk Athletic Club, are to be run along the shoulder of Flamingo Road, spanning the railroad station and Lions Field. The female race is to begin at 10:30 a.m., with the men’s race to follow at 11. The proceeds are to underwrite an East Hampton High School boys and girls cross-country team trip to a regional meet in the fall.

Last year’s winners were Ryan Fowkes, in 4 minutes and 39.33 seconds, and Paige Duca, in a record 5:06.72.

Tennis Benefit

The Project Most after-school program will benefit from an adult mixed round-robin doubles tennis tournament Saturday at the Hampton Racquet club off Buckskill Road in East Hampton from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The entry fee is $100 per player.

An Error

In a story that appeared recently on the front sports page, Austin Brown’s name was left off a list of East Hampton High School baseball players who are to return next year. The junior was, according to East Hampton’s coach, Vinny Alversa, “one of my captains this year, one of the hardest-working kids on the team, and one of our better players. He played jayvee as an eighth grader and has been my starting second baseman since his freshman year.”

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