Annual Race for School Health held

Photos submitted Over 100 people participated in the Ninth Annual Race for School Health.

Photos submitted Over 100 people participated in the Ninth Annual Race for School Health.

Approximately 105 people showed up to walk and run on a beautiful day in May. Students, parents and several people from the community walked and ran competing in the Claiborne County Coordinated School Health “Race for School Health.”

Coordinated School Health is a program that legislators, Governor Haslam and the Department of Education have endorsed to improve the health of our youth and communities. The Claiborne County School Board has pushed to make our schools healthy and is very supportive of Coordinated School Health.

Coordinated School Health in partnership with The Health Department, Health Council and LMU-DCOM also presented healthy living information at the race.

The “Kick Butts” day, addressing the dangers of tobacco was a big focus point of the day.

The Health Department and Health Council along with Coordinated School Health are working together with the tobacco grant money to reduce tobacco use in Claiborne County.

The two-mile race winners were:

Ages 7-10 – Girls First Place: Lily Pendleton 24:59; Second Place: Vanessa Perkins 26:37. Boys First Place: Jake Marsee 21:59; Second Place Ty Wilson 22:01.

Ages 11-13 – Girls First Place: Kamorah Rylie 15:40; Second Place: Kameron Green 15:50. Boys First Place: Jason Green 15:50, Second Place: Wes Bunch 19:00.

Ages 14-18 – Girls First Place: Bridget Law 27:16; Second Place: Madison Hoskins 31:36. Boys First Place: Houston Hatfield 14:46; Second Place: Tyler Brooks 14:51.

Ages 30 and Up – Women First Place: Candida Sullivan 21:26; Second Place: Sarah Perkins 26:00. Men First Place: Josh Perkins 17:10; Second Place: Jonathan Claggitt 24:15.

The 5K winners were:

Women First Place: Melany Bunch 28:25; Second Place: Amy Munsey 28:30.

Men First Place: Kaden Sullivan 23:30; Second Place: Brendan Riddick 25:30.

School Health Coordinator Richie Hoskins would like to thank all helpers and participants for making this a great event.

“I would like to give a special thanks to our sponsors, Matt Compton State Farm Insurance, Food City and Walmart,” he added.

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