Seventy people enjoyed running and walking in MCC-Blue River’s Trail Blazer 5K last month. Participants ranged from eight to 60 in age, with awards for each age range.
Jacob Denney was the overall male winner, finishing the course in 19:26 minutes. Amos Johnson finished next in the Male 10-19 category with a 20:36 time. Both Denny and Johnson play soccer for the Trail Blazers. Other MCC students who placed were Christina McCord, first in Female 20-29 category; Alexis Ford, first in Female 10-19; and Joshua Hamilton, first in Male 30-39. Laura Manuel was the overall female winner at 22:28 minutes.
Eight-year-old Brendan Barrett deserves special recognition. He won the Male 9 and under category with a blazing 20:54 time, which made him the fourth finisher overall! Keep your eyes on that boy in upcoming races as he looks like a big winner.
David Owens, head soccer coach, organized the event. Women’s and men’s soccer players volunteered, helping with set-up, check-in and cleanup, and cheering runners to the finish line.