100 run Jim Ferris Memorial in Holley

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 8 June 2014 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

HOLLEY – Three sisters from Hamlin race towards the finish line in the annual Jim Ferris Memorial 5-kilometer on Saturday.

Julia Cammilleri, 15, finished in 31:42, a second ahead of her sisters: Lydia, 11, and Nicolea, 9. The sisters all attend the Old Paths Bible Baptist Church in Clarendon where their father Joe is the pastor. He also ran Saturday’s race, as did many Old Paths members.

The race included 101 runners and $1,800 in prize money given to overall winners and the fastest in different age groups.

Mike Nier of Rochester led the men with a time of 17:19, while Sarah Loerch of Rochester was the fastest woman with a time of 18:12.

The race is named in honor of Jim Ferris, a late Holley resident who was one of the top runners in the region.

Jack Richardson, a retired pastor from West Barre, collects a medal as the top runner in the 80 and older category. Richardson, 81, completed the course in 43:07. He is congratulaed by Sandy Heise, the race director.