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Island sports: Run 4 Education results

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E.J. Hernaez prepares for the 10-and-under 100-yard dash. E.J. competed in the 5 and under division. Photo courtesy of AEF.

Over 100 runners ranging from toddlers on up participated in the Alameda Education Foundation’s Run 4 Education event April 25. Children 10 and under ran in the 100 yard dash which preceded a 5K Fun Run along the Alameda shoreline.

Top finishers in the 5K overall included Peter Hsia, with a time of 18:43.4; Cory Veverka at 19:35.4; and 10-year-old Gavin Hill, with a time of 20:02.1. Katleyn Johnson came in first in the women’s division, and fifth overall, with a time of 20:52.2, followed by Alameda High School freshman Kelly Hosokawa at 21:06.2.

Funds raised by the run will aid AEF’s efforts to raise $30,000 to sustain its Middle School Sports program next year. AEF undertook running middle school sports 18 months ago after district funding for the program was eliminated due to budget shortfalls.

“Over 350 middle school students at Chipman, Lincoln and Wood Middle schools participate in volleyball, basketball and track and field, thanks to AEF and community donations,” said Christine Strena, AEF’s organizer for the run.

The Run 4 Education was held in conjunction with Alameda Towne Centre’s Earning4Learning program, which awarded $10,000 to Alameda elementary schools.

After the run, participants were treated to live music performances by Alameda High School students Austen Snow, Monica Lee and Jason Berk, followed by the Earning4Learning presentations.

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