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A Blustery Katy’s Courage 5K Draws 400-Plus

Thu, 04/18/2024 - 10:42
Many of the 5K's top finishers, including the winner, Dominick Costanzo, in the CHS shirt, and members of East Hampton High's boys track team, were at the front of the pack from the start.
Craig Macnaughton

The Katy's Courage 5K in Sag Harbor on Saturday drew a large crowd despite the particularly blustery winds, with 471 people runners and walkers finishing the course. 

The winner was Dominick Costanzo, 30, of Bohemia in 16:52.68, with Neil Falkenhan, 40, of East Hampton second in 17:35.69, and Craig Berkoski, 43, of Sag Harbor third in 18:10.54. 

Four members of East Hampton High School’s boys track team rounded out the top seven in the race: Edmar Nateras, 16, from Sag Harbor’s Pierson High, in 18:11.45; Liam Knight, 16, in 18:19.63; Benson Edman, 17, in 18:19.63, and Jasper Samuelson, 13, in 18.46.89. 

The top female finishers were Katherine Wallace, 25, of Sag Harbor in 20:07.72, Sara Pearson, 30, of East Hampton in 20:19.87, and Alexandra Ehrhart, 25, of Patchogue in 21:28.38. 

Bonac’s girls track team also made a strong showing. Greylynn Guyer, 16, was first in her age group, Ryleigh O’Donnell, 18, was second, and Sara O’Brien, 15, was third. Josie Mott, 13, was first in 14-and-unders and Laura Martinez, 14, was second, while Bennett Greene, 16, was the 10th female finisher over all. (Guyer, O’Brien, Mott, and Greene are Pierson runners.)

The race benefits Katy's Courage, a nonprofit founded by Jim Stewart and Brigid Collins in memory of their daughter, who died of a rare pediatric liver cancer. "The ultimate goal for Katy's Courage is to foster kindness, happiness, and well-being in the world through upholding its mission to 'pass it on,' " according to its website.

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