Winners Announced in Pomham Rocks Lighthouse Run
The weather was warm with a slight breeze. People, who had waited more than a year to resume normal activities, were anxious to begin again. Combined with a worthy cause, they made perfect conditions for the first annual Pomham Rocks Lighthouse Run, held April 24 in Riverside. Two hundred thirty-two runners and walkers of all ages participated in the event. The benefit road race was one of a number of events planned to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the historic lighthouse.
First Place Winner Overall in the 10K run was Chris Knighton of Providence with a time of 35:18 and Hailey Searles of Barrington, who ran her first 10K and clocked in at 46:57. Other 10K First Place winners included: Junior (18 and under), Dylan Furtado of Middleboro, MA; Open (19-29), Kiefer Calisto of New Bedford, MA and Andrea Jeniski of Douglas, MA; Sub-Master (30-39), Jason Yee of Brookline, MA and Katie Weygand of Bridgewater, MA; Master (40-49), Iain Ridgway of Worcester, MA and Sarah Bena of Plymouth, MA; Senior (50-59), James Hurley of Peterborough, NH and Pauline Entin of South Dartmouth, MA; Veteran (60-69), Kenneth Arruda of Fall River, MA and Marge Bellisle of Warren.
Coming in First Place Overall in the 5K run was Corey Hebert of New Bedford, MA, with a time of 18:51 and Renae Cicchinelli of Bristol, at 20:07. Other 5K First Place winners included: Junior (18 and under), Jackson Cicchinelli of Bristol and Britney Carlson of East Providence; Open (19-29), Chip Redihan of Cumberland and Erin Rome of Charlestown, MA; Sub-Master (30-39), Paul and Kelly Savickas of Barrington; Master (40-49), Brian Sperlogano of North Kingstown and Tammy Harrigan of Harrisville; Senior (50-59), Russ Carlson of East Providence and Marianne Currie of Smithfield; Veteran (60-69), Mark DiFranco of Foster and Kathy Maclean of Vernon, CT; and Grand Veteran (70 and over), Mike Lozan of South Weymouth, MA and Joan Johnson of Warwick.
The Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse acknowledge the generous support of Bell Sponsors: Crosby Yacht Yard, Navigant Credit Union and Pawtucket Credit Union. Key Sponsors included Coca-Cola Beverages Northeast, East Bay Ice Company, East Providence FOP #1 and Garceau & Co. LLC. They also recognize the Corporate Team sponsored by ExxonMobil.
The Friends thank Partners: BankRI, Community & Teachers Federal Credit Union, East Providence Paint & Wallpaper, Guardian Pest Control, Inc., U.S. Congressman David Cicilline and Wood’s Heating & Oil Service. They are grateful for the generosity of in-kind donors: BJ’s Wholesale Club, Dunkin – Willett Avenue, Eastside Marketplace, Shaw’s Supermarket and Tom’s Market.