Monday, September 24, 2012

Henchen Positioned For Triple Crown

SUNY Geneseo alumni and Geneseo native Bobby Henchen captured the Friday Knight 5K on the SUNY Geneseo campus last weekend.  Having also won the Oak Tree 5K earlier this month, Bobby is positioned to be the first ever triple crown winner of the Geneseo Trio, in its fourth year.  Presented by GioVanna’s Pizza and Pasta, the Geneseo Trio will wrap up Saturday morning with the running of the Ramon Rocha 5K starting at 10am at the Saint Mary’s Church in Geneseo.

The Geneseo Trio winner is determined by the male and female with the lowest combined time from all three events: Oak Tree, Friday Knight, and Ramon Rocha 5Ks.  In the male division, Bobby is the undisputed leader with two first place finishes and a combined time of 31:31, over three minutes faster than second place male Connor Lucas.  In the female division Jennifer Apple is currently in the lead by 5 minutes and 12 seconds.  Sixty six individuals are eligible to complete the Trio by finishing the Ramon Rocha this weekend.  Every Trio finisher will receive an engraved glass.

Correy Solano won the female division of the Friday Knight 5K with a time of 21:06.37.  Correy did not participate in the Oak Tree Race and is ineligible for the Geneseo Trio.  The race had 218 finishers and benefits the SUNY Geneseo Cross Country and Track and Field teams.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Ramon Rocha 5K to Benefit The Arc of L-W is Sept. 29

The Arc of Livingston-Wyoming will hold its annual Ramon Rocha Run/Walk on Saturday, September 29th at St. Mary's Church, 4 Avon Road in Geneseo.  Registration and packet pick-up is scheduled for 9:00am, and the race will begin at 10:00am.

The Ramon Rocha Run/Walk is a 5K (3.1 mile) race through the scenic Village of Geneseo, with prizes awarded to overall winners, and by age group.

Participants can register at the event, or in advance by visiting or calling (585) 658-2828 ext. 133.  The cost is $20 per individual participant, or $15 per person for teams of four or more people.  The first 250 registrants will receive commemorative long-sleeved t-shirts.

All money raised will benefit The Arc of Livingston-Wyoming, a private, not-for profit agency committed to enhancing the lives of individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities in our local communities.  The event is named in memory of Ramon Rocha, a SUNY Geneseo professor and board member at The Arc.

In addition to the run, the event will feature live music by 78 RPM Big Band and food from GioVanna's Pizza & Pasta.  Additional sponsors include Relph Benefit Advisors, Once Again Nut Butter, KeyBank, Alden Pharmacy, MVP Health Care, Genesee Valley Federal Credit Union, the Rocha Family, and Fit Club 24/7 of Geneseo.  The race will be electronically timed by Yellow Jacket Racing, and it is the final event in the "Geneseo Trio" partnership of road races, following the Oak Tree 5K/Half Marathon and Friday Knight 5K.