Wellesley Middle School students run strong in Mini Marathon

Wellesley mini marathon 2014More 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.WMS mini marathon girls 2014

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.)