A 21-year-old Kenyan, Eliud (Heldy) Ngetich, flew around the rolling 6.2-mile loop on Shelter Island Saturday to become that 10K’s 36th winner, in a very swift 28 minutes and 53.31 seconds, but about 16 seconds shy of the course record set by Simon Ndirangu, a fellow Kenyan, three years ago.
Hleb Maslau, a 24-year-old Ross Academy pro, turned a tennis “trifecta” recently, winning the men’s singles, the men’s doubles, and the mixed doubles at a New England sectional tournament in New Haven, Conn., a pre-precursor to the U.S. Open.
Had there been an athletics awards dinner — as has perennially been the case — at East Hampton High School in early June (the school board did not budget for it), it would have become evident that the success rate of the school’s teams declined somewhat throughout the course of the school year.
“It was 86 degrees and they were dropping like flies,” Meg Bunce, the mother of a Harbor Grill Lions Little League player, said Tuesday morning of the Grasshoppers-Lions game, the second in the American girls softball division’s best-of-three “world series.”
Other than the 35 lifeguard trainees who had shown up for what John Ryan Sr. calls “the Joe Dooley test,” which, if they passed, would certify them as ocean lifeguards, there weren’t many at the Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett Sunday morning.