Start of the MLK Day 5K in Piedmont Park on Jan. 16th.
Races are quintessentially American. Americans love a race, whether it is horses, dogs, cars, or, better yet, people. The Running Warriors got the Track & Field season off to a great start on Martin Luther King Day by celebrating the famed civil rights leader with the MLKDay5K in Piedmont Park.
Senior Jackson Pearce won the race in 17:39, while sophomore Ellie Hankin won her age group (15-19). Sophomore Matthew Aspinwall got third in his age group while freshman Alden Sweatman got second in his age group.
Pearce shown here mid-way through the race, cruised to a large win. This is the second road race he has won in the last year.
Running Warriors at MLKDay5K with mascots “Sadie” (far right) and Haven (middle in pink)
Chick-Fil-A cows visit with Coach Sanderlin and Ellie Hankin.
Several parents ran too, including Julie Rief and mascot “Sadie.”