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Students Run, Creep, Crawl for Annual 5K Fundraiser

Students and staff at Shaw Heights Middle School spent the afternoon of Oct. 25 running around their neighborhood to raise funds for Thanksgiving meal baskets. This year’s race was inspired by the approaching Halloween holiday, so students followed a zombie theme.

The race took students throughout the Shaw Heights neighborhood as deputy sheriffs with the Adams County Sherriff’s Office escorted the runners along the way.

Nearly 300 sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students paid a $10 registration fee to participate in the fundraiser and race. Each student received a run, creep, crawl t-shirt, water, and of course, some candy after the race.

With the amount of money that students raised, Shaw Heights will purchase 40 Thanksgiving meal baskets from Food for Hope. Every Shaw Heights family is entered in the drawing to win the free meal and baskets will be distributed to winners in November.

After all, students completed the 5K, 18 winners, three boys and three girls from each grade level, were called to the podium to receive their medals.

Here is a list of the winners:

8th grade:

Boys                                                                  Girls

1)      Andrew Martinez – 20:52                            Annette Reyes – 33:06

2)      Geno Cardenas – 21:20                                Isabella Archuleta – 35:00

3)      Ezekiel Nuanes – 21:21                                 Camila Vazquez Bedolla – 38:42


7th grade:                          

               Boys                                                                  Girls                                    

1)      Devin Szabelski  - 22:09                                Lenae Medina – 23:00

2)      Michael Leon – 22:10                                    Auerlia Gentry – 31:45

3)      Santino Ulibarri - 22:55                               Sierra Lopez – 31:46


6th grade:

               Boys                                                                  Girls

1)      Tony Cisneros – 24:15                                  Alora Martinez – 25:24

2)      Kevin Munoz-Avillaneda – 24:16                Daniela Rubio Mariscal – 25:25

3)      Isaiah Rodriguez – 24:17                              Jennifer Lopez – 28:38