The fourth annual Lockport Township High School Foundation 5K run-walk drew record numbers as area runners gathered to support the foundation and commemorate the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. | Supplied photo
Updated: June 27, 2013 11:02AM
The fourth annual Lockport Township High School Foundation 5K Run/Walk drew record numbers as area runners gathered April 21 to support the foundation and commemorate the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.
More than 300 runners/walkers — many wearing black badges that read “Boston – 4/15/13 – we won’t forget” — took part in the annual event held at East campus.
The overall male winner was Marc O’Neal, of Lockport, whose time was 17:32. Amy Bowden, a Lockport English teacher from New Lenox, took the top spot for women with a time of 21:35.
The science department, led by teacher Bob Champlin, took first place as the fastest departmental team, with a time of 20:19. The math department, last year’s winner, was a close second at 21:65, with teacher Ryan Visser leading its pack.
In addition to a year’s worth of bragging rights, the science department received a $250 grant and a large trophy.
The Lockport boys tennis team won the foundation’s incentive prize of a free training session with Nick Setta, of Setta Performance, as the team with the most members running the race.
For more information, visit www.lths.org.