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Peppy, Adams Lead Way At ‘Amy’s Run’

125 entrants in the 19th annual Amy King 5K run/walk take off from the start line in Celoron on Saturday. P-J photo by Matt Spielman

CELORON — Michael Peppy of Bemus Point and Brooke Adams of Randolph were the top male and female finishers at the 19th annual Amy King 5K on Saturday.

Peppy toured the course in 16 minutes, 1 second, just ahead of Shawn Wiler of Columbus, Pennsylvania (16:06). Trenton Shutters of Jamestown was third (18:28).

Meanwhile, Adams posted a winning time of 20:02 to lead the women, followed by Hannah Lillie of Lakewood (22:02) in second place. Judy Porpiglia of Sinclairville (22:07) was third.

Begun in 2001, the run/walk is an effort by Amy’s family, friends and the running community to remember the Southwestern Central School graduate and flight attendant, who wa among those killed when the United Airlines plane she was riding in was flown into the World Trade Center on 9/11.

Proceeds from the event benefit the Amy King Kids’ YMCA Summer Camp and Southwestern Central School scholarships.

Michael Peppy, the first-place man. P-J photo by Matt Spielman

Complete results will be posted later.

Brooke Adams, the first-place woman. P-J photo by Matt Spielman

Timer David Reinhardt of Trackqua, left, shakes hands with starter Tom Priester. P-J photo by Matt Spielman

Race director Tom Anderson hands out the awards to the top finishers. P-J photo by Matt Spielman

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