The race, which served as the culmination of the Oak Tree Races, and the Ramon Rocha 5k gave a chance for runners competing in all 3 to win an overall title.
“It helps our team raise funds to support equipment purchases,” Race director Chris Popovici said.” We couldn’t be as successful as a program without your help. ”
Josh Harter of Avon took the trio title for the men. Running for The Genesee Valley Harriers, Harter broke the trio record previously held by Bobby Henchen. Harter’s cumulative time of 50:25 eclipsed Henchen’s 51:05. This is Harter’s second overall trio victory.
Jennifer Apple of Livonia took the women’s title, finishing the trio in 1:09:33. Apple has taken second in 2009, and first in 2011 and 2012.
The race was won by Mark Streb, who ran 16:23 over the 5000 meter campus based course.
Among the finishers, Josh Matthews, a 7th grader set a personal record on this tough course. 7-year-old Catherine Staley narrowly missed the overall women’s title.
This series was made to feature unique aspects of Geneseo, and to promote an active and healthy lifestyle.
Full Results from the Race can be found HERE.
PHOTOCAPTION: Image from Benjamin Gajewski / North Street Studios