Approaching the finish line, Rick Streeter turns on the speed to finally pull away from Pat Leone. Rick won in 24:39. Thousands Run in the 2002 Old First Ward Shamrock Run 8K

Rick Streeter Wins

SOUTH BUFFALO (March 3, 2002) - Rick Streeter and Pat Leone battled fiercely and prevented a powerful contingent from Edinboro University from sweeping all the top spots. Streeter, with a burst of speed, managed to shake the gutsy Leone on the final straight to win in 24:39. Pat Leone was 2nd in 24:43.

Edinboro did not disappoint. Led by Yi Min Wu with a 25:12 clocking Edinboro took the next 3 spots and placed 5 in the top ten.

Edinboro's Lisa Petsche won the womens race in 28:46 and her teammate Jocelyn Smith was second in 29:44. East Aurora's Peggy Melonic was 3rd among the women and the 1st local female runner to cross the finish line in 30:06.

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The Buffalo Police keep a watchful eye on thousands of runners as they approach the Ohio Street bridge.

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