Saturday Spotlight- Ryan Weisenbacher

Name: Ryan Weisenbacher
Age: 27
Marital Status: Single (whatsup runner ladies)
Children: none (again what is GOOD ladies)
Occupation: School Custodian for Eastern Suffolk BOCES
Hobbies: beyond running? A variety of music but much of it being considered “screamo” to non-listeners, Star Wars is a big part of my life, and I’ve been known to play video games now and then
Hometown: Bellport
Current: still Bellport since ‘97

Thank you Lou for asking me to be WOTW (in spite of not being on the hills lately)! Also thanks for making me the WOTW when I’m so new! I’ve only been racing for a little under a year and a half, and my first hills run was January of this year.

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Saturday Spotlight- Angela Barry

Name: Angela Barry
Marital Status: Single
Children: ( 2 Boys)Julian 14 years old- Jake 16 years old
Pet: Dog: Quentin-Cocker Spaniel
Occupation: Senior Court Clerk
Hometown: Smithtown, NY
Current Town: Holtsville, NY

Hobbies: Bike Riding, Hiking, Kayaking, Skiing, Dek Hockey, and being creative.

Hi Hillbillies!, and thank you Lou for asking me to be the warrior of the week. I’m so excited to share my running journey with you.

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Saturday Spotlight- Caroline Ward

Hi, I am Caroline Ward…I want to thank Lou for asking me to share in my running/fitness journey. I’ve been a Hillbilly a short time..March 2019 and have met so many of you….its been really wonderful.

Congratulations and much love and happiness to Kristen Martin on your wedding day and Good Luck to all Warriors in the Suffolk Half and Full on Sunday.

Married to Tom – 26 years. Tom is not a runner

Hobbies: Gardening, Cycling, Running, Crossfit

I am a summer person, even though I’m born in February…. I love the beach….I am happiest on my lounge chair in the sun. I am blessed to have 2 sun loving friends who go on a tropical vacation with me every February mostly to celebrate my birthday, and I’ve just returned from the trip of a lifetime to Italy with Tom — It was a dream come true.

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Saturday Spotlight- Kathleen Bates Sparacin

Name: Kathleen Bates Sparacin
Age: 36
Spouse: Rich Sparacin
Pets: THE BOYS… Buddy (6) and Jax (5)
Occupation: Music Teacher in Comsewogue
Hometown: West Sayville, NY
Current town: Holbrook, NY
Hobbies: Running, dogs, zumba, music, napping

Hello all! Thanks Lou LaFleur for asking me to be WOTW!

Here goes….

Like Rich Sparacin said in his WOTW, I too, was born a baby. I arrived on a cold Monday in February in the year of 1983. This explains my love for napping. I started sleeping through the night at 6 weeks old and haven’t stopped since.

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Saturday Spotlight- Amanda Ponnwitz Videbaek

Name: Amanda Ponnwitz Videbaek
Age: 34
Hometown: Middle Island
Current Town: Holbrook
Occupation: Staffing Analyst, former English Teacher
Married: 10 months & 18 days to the love of my life for the last 13+ years
Hobbies: listening to music, playing both table top and video games, cooking & baking, and obviously 🏃🏻‍♀️

Hi there! 👋🏼
I’d like to start by thanking Lou for considering me worthy enough to be a Warrior of the Week. When he first reached out in the spring, I was both surprised and honored to take part in this tradition. I was also a bit scared as I am a pretty quiet person who keeps to herself. But we all have to put ourselves out there eventually, right? So, here goes nothing!

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