Hundreds compete in the Mr. Ed’s race

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 1 February 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Middleport native Vince Donner was the overall winner and Lockport’s Abby Lang the top female finisher at the 26th annual MR. Ed’s 5K Super Bowl Warm Up race held this morning at Middleport.

The temperature hovered around 20 but that did not deter hundreds of running enthusiasts from competing in the 26th annual Mr. Ed’s Super Bowl Warm Up 5K run this morning at Middleport.

Roy-Hart High graduate and current Niagara Falls resident Vince Donner was the overall race winner. He was followed across the finish line by Barker High senior Sergio Cruz, who took top honors a year ago.

Abby Lang, a senior at Lockport High, was the first female runner across the finish line for the second year in a row.

The huge field of runners heads away from the starting line.

The event, which also included a one mile fun run and a 5 K walk, had some 450 runners preregistered.

“It just keeps getting bigger and bigger,” said long-time race coordinator Jack Kiebala of the event which attracts running enthusiasts from all around Western New York and nearby Ontario.

Proceeds from the event go to fund scholarships for Roy-Hart students and R-H alumni who are in college, who want to pursue a career in medical or criminal justice fields.

Some 500 runners from around Western New York and nearby Ontario took part in the Ed’s race.