Turkey Trot Results

Hart's annual Turkey Trot on Wednesday was a rousing success, drawing nearly 100 students eager to compete against each other for gift cards and the sheer joy of running.

The Turkey Trot is a fun pre-holiday event designed to boost school spirit and let kids compete in a playful setting. Students run a race route of a little less than a mile around Hart's outdoor track and field. Students compete based on which grade they're in -- boys against boys, girls against girls.

The top runner for each grade and gender got a frozen turkey, while second- and third-place runners were awarded $10 Walmart gift cards. All participants got $5 Walmart gift cards. Ten lucky students won pizza gift cards during a special raffle.

A huge thank you to Walmart for generously donating $1,000 to support the Turkey Trot. The donation allowed the event to be held without any participation fee. Thanks also to Iron Horse Nutrition and Straw Hat Pizza for their generous donations of cash and gift cards.

Special thanks to Hart staff and parents who worked hard to make the Turkey Trot a big success -- Tim Santich, Jane Maker, Polly Pinho, Anjie Newman, Dan Fenton, Pat Yu, Janice Murray, Marla Simon, Anne Everton, Marianne Ottoway and, of course, our wonderful custodial staff. Thanks also to the leadership and CJSF students.

The 2010 Turkey Trot winners are:

6th-grade boys                Time
1. Blake Tucker               4:02
2. Robbie Brumm            4.06
3. Nick Clark                    4:07

6th-grade girls
1. Dianna Guerrera          4:07
2. Morgan Szymczak       4:19
3. Audrey Goodman        4:22

7th-grade boys
1. Jonathan Dourneau     3:29
2. Nick Tucker                  3:47.8
3. Nathan Casey              3:57.3

7th-grade girls
1. Katlyn Franciskovich    3:52
2. Sophia Brown              3.56.6
3. Caroline McMorrow      4:13.6

8th-grade boys
1. Colin Roeder                3:39
2. Henry Huang                3:42
3. Alex Lee                       3:44.19

8th-grade girls
1. Sammy Salustri            4:02
2. Alanna Goodman         4:09.4
3. Kelley Dizon                 4:12.5

PHOTO: 7th-grader Cyina Evans and other students compete in the annual Turkey Trot fun run on Nov. 17

Posted Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010