John Critelli &
Kim Battipaglia Won 2007 Race
John Critelli & Kim Battipaglia are picture with Race Director Glenn
Gaetano after topping their fields in the Commodore Hull
Thanksgiving Day Race.
John Critelli and Kim Battipaglia were the winner’s in the
Men’s and Women’s Division of yesterday’s Commodore Hull
Thanksgiving Day 5K Road Race. For Critelli, it was his
third straight win in the race. He took a commanding lead
right from the start, and was never really challenged as he
crossed the finish line in a time of 16:06. Keith Sansone of
Shelton finished second. Over the last three years, he has
shown that he can run in snow, rain, fog and even brilliant
sunshine as the sun broke through just as the race was
starting. John’s winning time of 16:06 was his best time to
date. The course record is held by Jeff Roginielwicz who
completed the course in 15:44 in 2003.
Battipaglia, who is from New Haven, was
only 7 seconds off Kelly
Bergeron's time last year as Battapaglia crossed the finish line in
19:34. She was just 10 seconds ahead of second place
finisher Annie Duffy of Monroe.
Click here for runners
photo album or here for
faces in the crowd.
Special thanks to our
photo & video crew: Markanthony Izzo, Dave Grant George
Giugino, Joe Andreanna, Jim Mastrony, Al Misiewicz, and Jim Ferris.