Leonard wins inaugural Running Fest 5K


David Leonard wins the 5K race with a time of 16:29.

David Leonard wins the 5K race with a time of 16:29.


And they’re off! Runners hit the streets in the inaugural event.


Steele freshman Leah Johnson was the women’s winner with a time of 21:10.


Future runners get direction on the quarter-mile fun run.


Amherst teacher and cheerleading advisor Allison Kocheff and her faithful companion taking part in the 5K.


Young Brayden Konopka is the winner of the one-mile run.


Tony Schubert is the winner of the quarter-mile fun run.


The Amherst police lead the 5K.


Photos by Joseph Colon | Amherst News-Times

It was a sunny start for the first-ever Amherst Running Festival, held Saturday starting and ending at the Richard S. Cooley Track, Steele High School. The event included a quarter-mile run, kids fun run, and 5K to benefit the Comets cross country teams. Steele math teacher David Leonard was the top overall winner in the 5K.

David Leonard wins the 5K race with a time of 16:29.
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And they’re off! Runners hit the streets in the inaugural event.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2015/07/web1_ttZ_zrdBW2LZMw07R64V1AF4w24_-LPlVDyEW7S0wl4.jpgAnd they’re off! Runners hit the streets in the inaugural event.

Steele freshman Leah Johnson was the women’s winner with a time of 21:10.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2015/07/web1_77_2Dx6C0X2g40vdgrSjPa1QJI4f4mg3w-edW6ICUb8.jpgSteele freshman Leah Johnson was the women’s winner with a time of 21:10.

Future runners get direction on the quarter-mile fun run.
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Amherst teacher and cheerleading advisor Allison Kocheff and her faithful companion taking part in the 5K.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2015/07/web1_9Ok-JeyXwVf0ODJmgCzp451bJ_aMsHWgINw8rRpI1Ls.jpgAmherst teacher and cheerleading advisor Allison Kocheff and her faithful companion taking part in the 5K.

Young Brayden Konopka is the winner of the one-mile run.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2015/07/web1_CEgganrNzvIRrLPx9c1ZEy6iRS7GbJqA2uTTOPwvCb0.jpgYoung Brayden Konopka is the winner of the one-mile run.

Tony Schubert is the winner of the quarter-mile fun run.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2015/07/web1_4Np-bRK7UFztD1HeFmYIuDtOowXlgSrxPFA7s6MQBKA.jpgTony Schubert is the winner of the quarter-mile fun run.

The Amherst police lead the 5K.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2015/07/web1_WNVZkVulSLADpKWJ1v3NW8F6p-8mO8RsWUjLlxkVdgc.jpgThe Amherst police lead the 5K.