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As Featured in the Florida Jewish Journal: Maccabiah Games Summary

My friends at the Florida Jewish Journal (Randall Lieberman and team) always do such a great job covering the local Jewish scene, and the Maccabiah Games of course.

They did it again by recapping the 20th World Maccabiah Games with a story on me and Rylee Pustilnik, a junior track and field athlete and also a star member of the Spanish River Cross Country and Track teams.

Read the full article below, which highlights both of our experiences in Israel and the bigger meaning of the whole games!

Thanks again to all!

Jewish Journal: Delray Runners Medal at Maccabiah Games in Israel

Rylee Pustilnik and Melissa Perlman are at very different stages of their running careers.

However, the two Delray Beach women share in common winning bronze medals at the 20th Maccabiah Games (Jewish Olympics) in Jerusalem this past July.

The Maccabiah Games is the third-largest sporting event in the world (after the Olympics and Pan-American Games) — with nearly 10,000 Jewish athletes representing about 80 countries competing in 45 sports in four distinct divisions: Juniors, Open, Masters and Disabled.

Pustilnik, 15, won three bronze medals in the Junior Girls Track-and-Field competition in her first trip to Israel for the Maccabiah Games — placing third in the 800-meter run, the 1500-meter run and the 3000-meter run.

Meanwhile, Perlman, 35, won one bronze medal in the Open Women’s Half-Marathon in her fourth trip to the Maccabiah Games as an athlete.

 

 

Read more at http://www.sun-sentinel.com/florida-jewish-journal/news/palm/fl-jjpn-maccabiah-0802-20170727-story.html.

Spanish River HS Represents at Maccabi Games in Israel

Maccabi USA will bring a team of 1,100+ athletes who will be part of the 10,000 Jewish athletes from 80 countries, participating in 43 different sports at the 20th World Maccabiah Games, which will take place July 4-18, 2017 in Israel.

So it’s pretty impressive when seven of those US Team members come from Spanish River High School in Boca Raton – and are part of the school’s legendary Cross Country and Track program.

The Palm Beach Post noticed and stopped by a team practice yesterday to photograph the athletes and coaches. Here they are:

  • Rick Rothman: Current assistant cross country/track coach at FAU and former Spanish River High head coach of cross country/track; will be the coach of the Open Men’s and Women’s Track & Field Team at 2017 Games
  • Doug Horn: Current Spanish River High head coach of cross country/track; will be co-coach of the Open Men’s and Women’s Track & Field Team at 2017 Games.
  • Melissa Perlman: Assistant cross country/track coach at Spanish River High; former Spanish River High track athlete; is captain of the Open Women’s Half Marathon team at 2017 Games.
  • Jordana Kimelman: Former Spanish River High runner and current student at Florida State University; will be competing in Women’s Open Half Marathon at 2017 Games.
  • Jake Noonan: 2017 graduate of Spanish River High who will be entering Indiana University in the fall; was captain of cross country and track teams; will be competing on the Junior Track and Field Team at 2017 Games.
  • Alex Kline: 2017 graduate of Spanish River High who will be entering the University of Florida in the fall; was four-year member and captain of cross country and track teams; will be running on the Junior Track and Field Team at 2017 Games.
  • Rylee Pustilnik: Just completed her freshman year and is a state-ranked current member of the Spanish River High cross country and track teams; will be running on the Junior Track and Field Team at 2017 Games.

19th World Maccabiah Games, Team USA

It’s a countdown to the Israel! Support me as I train for the Half Marathon race at the 19th World Maccabiah Games in Israel in 2013. As I get my training started and progress through the Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer…I will be sharing updates right here for you! Look out for the heading “19th World Maccabiah Games” to stay in the know with my training and ultimately results!

Interested in supporting me? I will be sure to make mention of you (and/or your company) right here to make sure you get the public thank you deserve!

On that note, I’d like to start off with special thanks to the following individuals who have already supported me and my journey back to Israel for Team USA:

  • Russ Perlman
  • Valentina Moretti
  • Jeannie Stave