Matt GadeDaily Republic
Stephen MallyThe Gazette
Dan PowersThe Post-Crescent
First: peak action, good expression a very nice photograph Second: perfect timing to get the hurdle bending good use of depth of field Third: We like the look and posture of the runner, you can feel him trying to avoid being tagged. Alternate: a funny image that also makes you do a double take. it would have been stronger with cropping.
Judges: Derek Gee/The Buffalo News, Cathaleen Curtiss/The Buffalo News, Robert Kirkham/The Buffalo News