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Boys & Girls Club Announces Main Street Mile Race Winners - Brevard, NC

 

September 25, 2017

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Heidi Spradlin (left) and Trey Galloway round a corner in the Main Street Mile race benefiting the Boys & Girls Club. They were among a field of runners of all ages

Will Coye won the title of Fastest Male in the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club's Main Street Mile, a foot race through the streets of Brevard held Sept. 9. Alycia Andrade won Fastest Female.

Coye's time was 4 minutes and 53.2 seconds. Andrade's was 6 minutes and .8 seconds.

Kathleen de la Torre, the club's finance director, said the race raised nearly $10,000, with 125 registered runners and walkers.

"It was a wonderful event," she said. "A lot of good-natured competition and a lot of fun."

Other winners and their times:

•Slowest Male: Sean Walsh (with Emma Beth Walsh) 16:41.1

•Slowest Female: Linda Platt (17:00.7)

•Oldest Male: Al Platt (13.10.8)

•Oldest Female: Geri Hambley (16:33.2)

•Youngest Male: Byron Gill, 3 (14:35.0)

•Youngest Female: Emmy Duncan, 3, (13:26.9)

In winning the dubious honor of "Slowest Male," Walsh, the husband of the club's executive director, Candice Walsh, had an excuse, said de la Torre.

"He was slowed down somewhat because he ran with their three-year-old, Emma Beth," she laughed.

Beginning at the intersection of West Main and Broad streets, the race toured along East Main Street and finished at the Boys & Girls Club on Gallimore Road. At the finish line, participants were treated with healthy sandwiches donated by Subway and a post-race dance party by DJ Dogg with Class and Sound Entertainment. FootRX provided gift certificates for the fastest, slowest, youngest and oldest male and female participants.

The presenting sponsor of the race was Pilot Cove Forest Lodging. Other sponsors were: Platt Architec-ture, Nicholas Stifel & Co., Transylvania Regional Hospital, Twin Ponds Farm, Ken & Sandy McCoy, attorney Neill S. Fuleihan, Steve and Enee Abelman, Hilliard Lyons The SPG Group and Egolf Motors.

Jackie Witherspoon, the club's resource development and outreach director, said she continues to be excited to see the event grow.

"It's enjoyable and rewarding for participants of all ages and abilities and we're glad to see it attract so many entrants and spectators," said Witherspoon, who is the cross country and track coach at Brevard High School and the leader for the club's SMART Girls & Boys program, which focuses on running.

 
 

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