Kayla Run marks 14th anniversary



Kaitlin O’Mara, now 30, runs the course wearing bib No. 1 Saturday as she always does in honor of her twin sister, Kayla during the 14th running of the memorial races. Matt VanSumeren, bib 341, runs next to O’Mara. Photo via kaylarun

Kaitlin O’Mara, now 30, runs the course wearing bib No. 1 Saturday as she always does in honor of her twin sister, Kayla during the 14th running of the memorial races. Matt VanSumeren, bib 341, runs next to O’Mara. Photo via kaylarun

GOODRICH — A beautiful Saturday morning greeted runners and walkers from all over the state as they took part in the 14th annual Kayla Run, a memorial race in honor of Kayla O’Mara, a former Goodrich cross country standout who was killed in a car crash at the age of 16.

Twin sister, Kaitlin, 30, who wears bib No. 1 each year, finished the race in fourth place in the 30-34 women’s division clocking in at 23:35.0. Best friend Kelsey Krych placed 14th in 33:21.9.

Alex Ralston won the overall race in 15:36.8 with Jesse Anderson second in 15:38.1. Shawn Slater took third in 15:43.3. Dot McMahan was the top female open winner crossing the finish line in 16:59.3. Winning the top male master division was John Olszewski in 17:29.4 with Leah Foley winning the top female master title in 18:35.8.

The winner of the male 30-34 division was Steven Rose in 18:29.2. Complete race results are available at ­kaylarun.com