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Jim Ferris Memorial Race draws runners to Holley

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 6 June 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

HOLLEY – A pack of runners, including Tristan Bridges in blue, takes off at the beginning of the 5-kilometer race in Holley this morning.

Bridges of Brockport was first in the 30-39 age group with a time of 18:52.

The 19th annual Jim Ferris Memorial Race drew about 100 runners to Holley this morning for the race in honor of a Holley native who was a top runner in the Rochester region. Mr. Ferris died in 1994.

Jane Ferris, Ferris’s daughter, handed out medals during an awards program. She thanked the Holley community for continuing the race.

“Running was my father’s passion,” she said. “It’s an honor to keep his memory alive after 21 years.”

Kenny Goodfellow, 25, of Rochester was the top overall winner with a time of 16:25. He is pictured on the Erie Canal near the 2-mile mark.

Kristina Martin of Holley was the second fastest woman with a time of 18:57.

Tom Dutton, 69, of Livonia finished the course in 23:17, the fastest time for men 40 and older.

A group of runners travel down the towath by the Erie Canal as part of the race this morning.

Chris Wilber of Brockport and Albion native Trisha Byler of Rochester race near the end of the course. Wilber, 24, was fourth fastest man in 18:27 and Byler was the fastest woman with a time of 18:31.

Timothy Skrypnik of Holley prepares to cross the finish line. He completed the course in 25:23.

Samuel Glushefski, 8, and his brother Jesse Glushefski, 19, finish the race together in a time of 24:57. The brothers are from Clarence and attend the Old Paths Bible Baptist Church in Clarendon, where several members ran the race today and volunteered at a water stop.