More than one thousand Wellesley Middle School students took to the streets Monday for the ninth annual Mini Marathon. Under cloudless skies, runners navigated a nearly 2-mile course that wound through neighborhoods around the school and on to the Sprague playing fields.
More students than ever competed in this year’s race, which is organized by the WMS Fitness & Health Department and the PTO, and celebrates fitness and school spirit.
The top three boy and girl runners in each grade were recognized with finisher medals and every runner received a handmade inspirational medal donated by former middle school parent Marshall Randolph in memory of his daughter Hannah.
2014 WMS Mini Marathon Top Finishers
6th Grade Girls 1. Ella Midura 2. Molly Jordan 3. Ellen McMahan
6th Grade Boys 1. Brendan Clare 2. William Manning 3. Ian Balaguera
7th Grade Girls 1. Kate Mullin 2. Brooke Guiffre 3. Nicole Beckett
7th Grade Boys 1. Austin Pineau 2. Owen O’Connor 3. Owen DeOliveira
8th Grade Girls 1. Kelcie Zarle 2. Olivia Vernon 3. Megan Krueger
8th Grade Boys 1. Max Perozek 2. Joey Bulson 3. Mitchell Gariepy
(Thanks to Stephanie Hawkinson for sending along the info and photos.)