Rain or Shine, Runners Have a Good Time

The skies cleared on Saturday morning as the winners of the WCDS Annual 5K Fun Run posed for a picture at the finish line.

 

We held our annual 5K Fun Run—a fundraising event for the WCDS Athletics Department— on Saturday, September 22, just ahead of our Family Carnival and Lobster Boil.  Twenty-five runners, including a large number from Mountain View Christian Academy, competed in the race that began in light rain and ended as the weather was clearing off.

The Top Male Finisher was Eli Smith with a time of 20.50. Smith earned the gold medal in the 13-18 age group.

The Top Female Finisher, for the second year in a row, was Hannah Ballon who took 7th overall with a time of 25:54 to earn the gold medal for females in the age group 13-18.

The female age group 12 and under was won by WCDS runner Carmen O’Neill who finished in 13th place. WCDS runner Sydney Gerard finished in 14th place for the silver medal.

With a 4th place finish, Hunter Curry won the male age group 12 and under for the second year in a row, and Marshall Kidwell won the silver medal with a 5th place finish.

The female age group 13-18 silver medal went to WCDS runner Maeve Ciuba who finished 9th.  The male age group 13-18 silver medal went to Seth Petin.

The gold medal in the female age group 19-39 went to WCDS parent Bethany O’Neill who finished in 15th place.  WCDS parent and teacher Nikki Brady won the gold medal in the age group 40-49 finishing 11th, and the silver medal went to WCDS parent Ashley Gerard with the a 23rd place finish. There were no registered runners in the male age group 40-49.

WCDS grandparent Jean Jarrett won the gold medal in the female age group 50+ with a 24thplace finish.  The male age group 50+ was won by Chris Foreman finishing 10th, and the silver medal went to WCDS parent Marty Heffron with a 19th place finish.

Congratulations to all runners, and we thank everyone for supporting the WCDS Athletic Department, including our volunteers who helped make the race a great time for all: Laura Carter, Mike Costello, Robin Costello, Jessica Lindstrom, Martin O’Heir, Lisa Ramey, Danita Russell, Anna Schuster, and Owen Schuster.