BETHLEHEM — Eric Macknight breezed to the men’s overall title at a chilly Delmar Dash Sunday, April 3.
The 27-year-old from Ballston Lake took off quickly from the starting line and stayed away from the rest of the pack to win the 5-mile race with a time of 25:22. Macknight’s first mile was clocked at 4:59, well ahead of the pace set by the rest of the top 10 runners.
Albany’s Aaron Lozier was second with a time of 27:08, nearly two minutes behind Macknight’s pace. John Farley of Albany was third with a time of 27:21.
High school star Julia Flower of Rotterdam won the women’s title. The Schalmont High School standout finished with a time of 29:35. Karen Bertasso was second with a time of 30:04, and Brittany Winslow of Queensbury placed third with a time of 30:35.
Chris McCloskey was the first Bethlehem runner and the first male in the 30-34 age division to cross the finish line. The Glenmont resident finished seventh with a time of 28:09. Eamon Dempsey of Delmar was the second town runner to complete the course, as he placed eighth with a time of 28:11.
The top three in each age group are:
19 and under Male: 1. Henry Manley (Delmar) 30:29; 2. Harry Thorp (Glenmont) 31:10; 3. Leo Rosenblum (Delmar) 31:34
Female: 1. Kerry Flower (Rotterdam) 31:14; 2. Caitlin Buzas (Schenectady) 38:13; 3. Fiona Nugent (Delmar) 45:32
20-24 Male: 1. Eric Young (Latham) 28:33; 2. Matthew Ninneman (Albany) 28:46
Female: 1. Irene Somerville (Wynantskill) 32:05; 2. Amy Babeu (Guilderland) 33:21; 3. Tara Dee (Bennington, Ver.) 39:43
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