Run for the River winners get their reward.
A new feature of the 5th annual Run for the River 8K and One Mile Fun Run races, held Mar. 27, 2010 in Kinston, had runners from local elementary, middle and high schools, and local gyms, competing against each other to win Pride of Kinston's traveling trophy for the schools' and gyms' participating category.
The traveling trophies were handed out May 27, 2010 by Kevin Zoltek, Pride board member and chair of the organization's Outdoor Events Team. Winners for their schools were:
• Winning the trophy for Moss Hill Elementary School was 11-year-old 5th grader Trent Davenport. He received the school's trophy from Mr. Zoltek with his classmates and teacher Stacy Cauley and Principal Donna Grady looking on. The trophy will remain at the Moss Hill school until won by another elementary school runner in the 2011 and beyond Run for the River race. Trent ran the One Mile Fun Run in 7:27.
• Jamie Potter, 16-year-old 10th grader at South Lenoir High School won the high school competition for South Lenoir with a time of 33:15 for a 6:42 pace to lead in his age category as well as winning the overall high school honor. Jamie accepted South Lenoir's trophy from Mr. Zoltek with his track coach Carlos Dodd (right) and principal Mike King (left) looking on. The South Lenoir trophy is to be officially presented at the school's May 28, 2010 Awards Day student body assembly.
• Jared Jones, 14, eighth grader at the E.B. Frink Middle School in LaGrange won the traveling trophy for the middle school division by running the 8K race in 7:56. As with the others, the trophy will remain at the school until someone else claims the division trophy in the 2011 or beyond race. The trophy was presented to the middle schooler Friday, May 28, 2010 by Pride director Adrian King.
• Anthony White, 27, a contractor helping Spirit AeroSystems build its new plant in the Global TransPark, won the traveling trophy for his gym Build a Body Fitness gym (formerly World Gym), by running the 8K race in 43:37 at a 8:47 pace. Mr. White, a Jacksonville, Florida resident, has lived in Kinston for 18 months during Spirit AeroSystems' construction. The trophy will remain at Build a Body Fitness gym until claimed by a 2011 runner from another gym. Standing with Mr. White to receive the trophy was April Exum, owner and manager of the Build a Body Fitness gym.
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