Saturday, March 02, 2024

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Winners

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Winners of the 10K and 5K races in today’s 40th annual Minute Man Race sponsored by the Westport Young Woman’s League at Compo Beach were Petteri Kuorikoski, 41, (l) of Westport, and Sam Daly, 23, of Stamford. Kuorikoski, a native of Finland, winner of the 10K race (35:36) for the second year in a row, said he’s a stay-at-home dad.  Daly, the 5K winner (18:19), a Stamford resident, is an IT recruiter. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

First Place Among Women 5K Runners

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Kate Worrell, 48, Westport, was the first place finisher today (20:20) among women in the 5K race at the 40th annual Minute Man Race sponsored by the Westport Young Woman’s League at Compo Beach. Worrell, the mother of three children, 11, 16 and 18, said this is her second entry in the Minute Man Race. “Last year I ran in the race with my 10-year-old son,” she said. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Welcoming Runners

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Jackie Spencer, president to the Westport Young Woman’s League (WYWL) and 40th annual Minute Man race organizer, welcomes the runners today at Compo Beach. According to Spencer, there were 1,154 registrants ranging in age from 3 to 84 of which 57 percent were females and 43 percent male. She said the two super grant recipients of the charity event are Earthplace and the Center for Domestic Violence in Stamford. Race proceeds benefit many other charities within lower Fairfield County as well as Westport-based agencies, Spencer added. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Water Rat Relays Are National Champs

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The Westport YMCA Water Rats are in Greensboro, North Carolina this week with 26 swimmers who qualified to compete at the 2018 YMCA Short Course Nationals. The team of Marissa Healy, Sarah Grinalds, Esme Hunter and Simona Viscinski are the new National Champions for both the 200 Freestyle Relay and the 400 Freestyle Relay, setting team records in the process. Team members are pictured before their departure for the meet. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

Longshore Golf Course Opens Monday

Parks and Recreation Director Jennifer Fava announced today that the anticipated opening date for the Longshore Golf Course is Monday, weather permitting.

“We are looking forward to the 2018 golf season,” shew said in a news release. “Our Head Golf Professional Jon Janik and our Golf Course Superintendent Todd Salamone have been working hard to make sure the pro shop, staff, and course are ready for this new season.”

The golf course website is http://www.longshoregolfcourse.com; Pro Shop phone is (203) 221-0900; automated tee times (203) 341-1833; day of play tee times (203) 226-9785.

If you are a Westport resident and would like to purchase a golf handpass, or if your golf handpass has expired, you can renew or purchase online at http://www.westportrecreation.com or in person, Monday – Friday,8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Parks and Recreation Department, 260 Compo Road South.

P&R Director: Golf Improvements Ahead of Schedule

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Jennifer Fava, director of Westport’s Parks & Recreation Department, told the Westport Rotary Club today the combined redesign, elimination and addition of the Longshore golf course’s 90 bunkers is running ahead of schedule and will likely be completed before the June 1 target date.  She said additional initiatives include looking at a new park at Old Mill Cove, and authorizing 10 parking spaces requiring parking emblems along the water side of Hillspoint Road for the May 1- Sept. 30 period. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Staples Runners Set School Record at NY Meet

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The Staples High School 4×1 mile relay team today took fourth place at New Balance Nationals Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Armory in New York City in a time of 17:35.15. The time is a school record and earned the boys All-American status. Pictured are William Landowne, Christian Myers, Ben Seiple, Luke Lorenz, and Coach Laddie Lawrence. More than 3,500 of the country’s best track and field student-athletes from 40-plus states and Canadian provinces took part. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Conrad Kaplan for WestportNow.com