Rochester claims first Metro 10 Cup

Staff Reports Posted 22 August 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Cheryl and Mike Wertman

ALBION – Runners from Rochester claimed the first Metro 10 Cup today in a first-of-its kind race in Albion, which pitted runners from the two metro areas.

There were close to 400 runners in the 10-mile race. The top photo shows a pack of runners on Main Street passing by Burger King. The course took runners through historic downtown Albion, a fruit orchard at Watt Farms, country roads, the canal towpath, and ended with stretch on Route 31 before the finish at Bullard Park.

Omar Boulama was the first man to finish in a time of 52:20, a 5:14-mile pace. He ran for the Rochester team, and his first place finish earned Rochester an extra 100 points.

Runners head north on Route 98 in Albion today just after 10 a.m. in the inaugural Metro 10 race.

Albion native Trisha Byler was the second woman to finish overall with a time of 1:03:54, a per mile pace of 6:23. She ran for the Rochester team.

Omar Boulama is out in front as he heads north on Main Street.

Chad Byler, Trisha’s husband, was the second man to finish with a time of 57:37. He ran for Rochester.

Runners make their way through historic downtown Albion.

Hannah Davidson was the first woman to finish with a time of 59:38, which was the third fastest time on the day of all runners, male or female. She ran for the Rochester team.

The runners head north across the Main Street lift bridge.

Dan Courtney, a principal at Holley Jr.-Sr. High School, was the third man to finish with a time of 59:52. He ran for the Rochester team.

A group goes along the canal with the Densmore Road bridge in the background. The runners are at the 8-mile mark, which includes a water stop.

Orleans Hub will have more on the Metro 10 and the post-race party at Bullard Park.