Ambruso, Perri Take Top Honors In Ranger Run 5k

UTICA (Aug 5, 2017)

Alec Ambruso and Amanda Perri were the top male and female finishers in the 2017 Great American Irish Festival’s Ranger Run 5k road race. Over 200 runners participated in the run on Saturday, July 29th, under a hot sun. The run, named in memory of festival director Matt Sullivan’s father, Tim, started and finished on the festival grounds and traveled through the village of Frankfort.

Ambruso, a 20-year old Utican, blistered the course to cross the finish line in 17:26 to barely edge out Ilion’s Michael Polidori by four seconds, while Perri – a 23-year old from Troy — conquered the 3.1 miles in 20:27.

Other top age division finishers are as follows:

FEMALE                                                      MALE
1-14: Hunter Ough (30:10)                   1-14: Xander Olsen (26:03)
15-19: Caitlin Grace (27:14)                  15-19: Andy Ford (18:24)
20-29: Amanda Loitsch (24:37)          20-29: Adam Bankert (18:32)
30-39: Leah Wessinger (24:13)           30-39: Michael Polidori (17:30)
40-49: Jennifer Charvat (21:05)         40-49: Mike Flack (21:21)
50-59: Robin Harrigan (28:17)           50-59: Terrence Doyle (22:05)
60-69:                                                      60-69: Dana James Brewer (25:17)