Nickel City - Cozumel Grill - Aid To Athletes 5K

Buffalo,  NY
Friday   August 31,  2001

Race results from Runtime Services (click here)

Photos by Stan Krol

The Start
1200 runners struggle to get started at the 2001 Nickel City Cozumel Grill Aid To Athletes 5k.

Mike Heitzenrater arrives at the finish line first in a time of 15:17. The win is his second consecutive victory in Buffalo News Runner of the Year Series 5K events and enabled Mike to take the series point lead for the first time.

A delighted Matt Glynn raises his arms as his fast finish manages to move him ahead of Pat Leone. Matt and Pat finished 2nd and 3rd overall respectively and both runners are clocked in 15:26.

8 year old Jacy Christiansen is accompanied by her dad Joshua as they approach a 20:36 finish. The Christiansen family, from Greenville PA, fielded seven runners.

Also destined to finish in 20:36 is Cheryl Mitchell (#1007). Cheryl won her 20-24 age group with this effort.

John Beishline's Western New York Finishline Services set up four chutes to handle the large field.

Sue Devlin, and Carol Dittenhofer assist John Beishline (with microphone) by spotting runners at the finish.

With his shoe untied John Skomra hangs on to finish in 19:54.

Samuel Adams will finish in exactly 20:00.

Caitlin English winning the womens 1-14 age group in a time of 20:21.

The overall race winners, Mike Heitzenrater and Jesi Christiansen. Jesi, one of the fabled running Christiansen clan, ran an excellent 18:09.

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