Friday, December 06, 2013

Lawrence County 4-H 5K Run for Health a Success

Contact: Karla Deaver, 4-H youth development specialist
Headquartered in Lawrence County
Tel: (417) 466-3102

MT. VERNON, Mo. -- Jake Adams of Mt. Vernon and Alicia Zapata of Monett were the top overall male and female in the second annual Lawrence County 4-H 5K Run for Health, held Saturday, Nov. 16, in Aurora.  Adams finished in a time of 21:08 and Zapata finished in 22:09. Both received medals, and gift certificates from RoadID.

According to Karla Deaver, a University of Missouri Extension 4-H youth development specialist, the run was a success on several levels.

“We had participation from nearly all of our existing 4-H clubs in Lawrence County. We had an increase in non-4-H participation, and we had 4-H members and volunteers from other counties who joined us for the race.  We raised money for the local 4-H program, and enjoyed a healthy and fun activity together,” said Deaver.

The 50 participants ranged from age 6 to age 55, and award medals were given in several age divisions.

In the 10 and under division, first place went to Aubrey Boatright with a time of 24:22, second place went to Elizabeth Martin with a time of 24:23, and third place went to Seth Callison with a time of 33:29.

In the 11-13 division, first place went to Rachel Callison with a time of 27:36, second place went to Mikayla Peterson with a time of 29:20, and third place went to Westin Spencer with a time of 30:03.

In the 14-19 division, first place was Joel Adams with a time of 23:44, second with a time of 24:05 was Shawn Penell, and third was Rebekah Callison with a time of 31:34.

In the adult divisions, first place in the 20-29 division went to overall winner Jake Adams, second went to Kelly Adams with a time of 34:13.

In the 30-39 division, first place went to Alicia Zapata, the top overall female.  Second went to Brandon Boatright with a time of 24:15, and third went to Jennifer Severson with a time of 30:07.

In the 40-49 division, first place went to Greg Peterson with 21:12, the second best time overall in the race.  Second went to Jennifer Peterson with 31:12, and third went to Chris Davis with a time of 32:00.

In the 50 and over division, first place went to Julie Vaughn with a time of 30:08, second went to Shara Martin with a time of 38:14, and third went to Janet Adams with 40:10.

The Lawrence County 4-H Council would like to thank the following sponsors and supporters who helped make their 5K run a success:  Missouri Beef Industry Council, Lawrence County Farm Bureau, Arvest Bank, Adrenaline Apparel of Aurora, RoadID, Ozark Electric, Price Cutter and Sonic of Aurora, the City of Aurora, the Aurora Police and Fire Departments, and Cox Rehab of Monett.

Missouri 4-H is University of Missouri Extension's youth development program. The 4-H program helps to create opportunities for young people to be valued, contributing members of their community. Residents of southwest Missouri can contact any of these 4-H youth development specialists for  information: Karla Deaver in Lawrence County at (417) 466-3102; Velynda Cameron in Polk County at (417) 326-4916; Bob McNary in Jasper County at (417) 358-2158; Amy Patillo in Howell County at (417) 256-2391; or Jeremy Elliott-Engel in Newton County at (417) 455-9500.


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