CANTON--124 runners and walkers took part in the 12th Annual Nicole Fleury Memorial Walk/Run on Sunday, Sept. 19 at SUNY Canton.
The race is a very special event at SUNY Canton as it provides an opportunity to honor a very special individual. Nicole Fleury was a two-sport standout student-athlete at SUNY canton, but beyond that was an individual who each and every day demonstrated outstanding leadership skills and incredible character. Nicole tragically lost her life in a car accident during her senior year and the Walk/Run was established to honor her memory. “It was great to see so many people come out for this year’s event,” said race organizer Dr. Diane Para.
“The great weather, our great volunteers, and enthusiastic participants made it a very successful day.
” All the proceeds generated from the event will go towards a scholarship for a veterinary science student as well as youth scholarships for local sports camps.
This year’s recipient for the second year in a row is Heather Lottie (Canton, N.Y.) who is on the women’s basketball and softball teams.
This year's course ran through campus and the groomed, wooded trails running along the river, and finished adjacent to the construction project of SUNY Canton's new athletic and recreation center. There were awards handed out for first and second place in various age categories for both runners and walkers.
The overall winners of the race were Beth Nee who ran in a time of 23:14 and Milton Richards who recorded a time of 20:19. Runners Female 11-15: 1st place-Emily Pinckney, 2nd place-Lyndsay Johnson
Male 11-15: 1st place-Kyle Fulk, 2nd place-Cody Miller
Male 16-19: 1st place-Zack Flanagan
Female 20-29: 1st place-Katie Kennedy, 2nd place-Erin Tulip
Male 20-29: 1st place-Keith Sullivan, 2nd place-James Aschman
Female 30-39: 1st place-Beth Nee, 2nd place-Jeni Backus
Male 30-39: 1st place-Conrad Stuntz, 2nd place-Paul O’Donnell
Female 40-49: 1st place-Louise Parks, 2nd place-Deborah Mousaw
Male 40-49: 1st place-Milton Richards, 2nd place-Will Glass
Female 50-59: 1st place-Lyn Short, 2nd place-Cathy Porter
Male 50-59: 1st place-Larry Rowe, 2nd place-Dan Gagliardi
Female 60 +: 1st place-Jean Miller
Male 60+: 1st place-Wayne Sardullo, 2nd place-Joe Kennedy
Female 10 and under: 1st place-Anna Monnett, 2nd place-Abby Monnett
Male 10 and under: 1st place-Kade Deneshim
Female 11-15: 1st place-Danielle Guimond, 2nd place-Shannon Tooley
Male 11-15: 1st place-Christian Benware, 2nd place-Tyler Mooney
Female 16-19: 1st place-Devon Hottrum, 2nd place-Jenna Amo
Female 20-29: 1st place-Elizabeth Gyourkoe, 2nd place-Kim Sherwin
Male 20-29: 1st place-Pierre LaPlante
Female 30-39: 1st place-Julie Smith, 2nd place-Diane Fifield
Male 30-39: 1st place-Peter Smithers, 2nd place-Andrew Nichols
Female 40-49: 1st place-Sue Kelly, 2nd place-Memory Shampine
Male 40-49: 1st place-Bill Benware
Female 50-59: 1st place-Sharin Varin, 2nd place-Claudia Newkofsky
Male 50-59: 1st place-Terry Farrell, 2nd place-Larry Reynolds
Female 60+: 1st place-Diane Durant, 2nd place-Julie Degone
Male 60+: 1st place-Willie Miller, 2nd place-Alan Moony