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5K Bengal Run wraps up at Buff State

BUFFALO -- This weekend may be all about NCAA basketball downtown, but this morning at Buffalo State it's all about quick feet.

 A large crowd of bundled up runners are making their way to the starting line of the 13th annual Bengal 5K Run & Fun Walk. There are well-known Western New York runners here, local cross country teams, amateurs 5Kers and a few walkers just looking for a brisk morning stroll. 

10:09 a.m. update: Things are wrapping up here at Buffalo State as the last runners cross the finish line. It's 43 degrees outside but one runner described it as "a beautiful day for a run."

Here's a list of the top three male and female finishers:

Males

1. Seth Yernye (Angola) 15:29

2. Christopher Carter (Grand Island) 15:48

3. Mike Trendell (Oriskany Falls)

Females

1. Jess Nowak (Orchard Park) 18:44

2. Christina Mulvihill (Buffalo) 18:57

3. Nicole Mehlman (Perkasie, Pa.) 19:15

Winner










Seth Yernye of Angola crosses the finish line. Yernye won the race with a time of 15:29 Saturday morning.

Jess nowak  









Jess Nowak, from the Canisius College Cross Country team, during the Bengal 5K Saturday morning. Nowak was the top female finisher with a time of 18:44.

Runners

















Runners during the 13th annual Bengal 5K run. 

Here is a video of some of the race action: 

---Lauren Nicole Mariacher

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