Hundreds race in annual Mexico Middle School Turkey Trot

Pictured is the start of the annual Mexico Middle School Turkey Trot, held recently in the fields behind the school.

MEXICO - A little rain and mud didn’t slow down the hundreds of participants in the annual middle school Turkey Trot.

The race, held on Nov. 5, featured students in grades five-eight along with a number of teachers.

The 1.5-mile course started just outside the auditorium and wrapped around several athletic fields before finishing back near the starting line. After finishing the race, students had apple cider and apples.

The race is directed by health teacher Richard Lenahan.

Eighth-graders Hunter Herrington and Avery Mack were the first male and female finishers from the entire school.

Listed below are the top three boys and girls from each grade level:

Grade five girls: 1. Aubrey Herrington; 2. Madalynn Nagel; 3. Mack Brynn.

Grade five boys: 1. Ian Bigelow; 2. James Law; 3. Noah Gagnier.

Grade six girls: 1. Kaylee Messick; 2. Avery Willis; 3. Aubrey Shaffer.

Grade six boys: 1. Aiden Bartlett; 2. Brayden Mack; 3. Carter Robert.

Grade seven girls: 1. Zoe Grzesik; 2. Izabel Taylor; 3. Adriana DiManto.

Grade seven boys: 1. Dominick Alfano; 2. Preston Searor; 3. Collin Derby.

Grade eight girls: 1. Avery Mack; 2. Madison Neville; 3. Emma Scott.

Grade eight boys: 1. Hunter Herrington; 2. Ethan Becker; 3. Everett Bryant.

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

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