June 4, 2011
John Pollina and Amanda Benjamin recorded victories in the Vinny Hutton/Kurt Steiner SIAC Fun Run Championship Race at Clove Lakes Park.
Pollina covered the three mile course in 16:18, outlasting Sergey Shteyn (16:25). Scott LaMorte (16:59), Jeff Benjamin (17:07) and Marco Cammayo (17:18) rounded out the top five overall finishers.
Amanda Benjamin won the women's race in 21:45, holding off Karen McNamara (22:06) and Jen Thomas (22:38). Ellen Brennan Hearn (23:04) and Kerice DiResta (23:21) placed fourth and fifth for the women.
Again this year, the family of Vinny Hutton turned out to remember their father/grandfather and support the SIAC runners in the first race of the Steve Lauria Memorial series.
Entered into the memorial race in remembrance of his grandfather was Jeff Hutton, retired NYPD. The Hutton family cheered on Jeff and the rest of the participants in this special race for the family and appreciates SIAC for remembering Vinny's contribution to the racing community on Staten Island.