By Dawn Shaw
Runners and walkers pounded the pavement on Saturday, May 11 in the first 5K Race to the Plate hosted by the CCHS Jets Baseball team and booster club.
"This 5K was a fun event that encouraged families, friends and co-workers to get out and do something active together," one runner stated.
The 5K started at Jet Park and went through CCHS neighborhoods before returning back to Jet Park to cross the finish line at the CCHS Jets' home plate.
Angie Rile was the overall female winner with a chip time of 24:04. Robert Troino was the overall male winner with a chip time of 20:42. First-place winners for each age division were Madison McLaughlin (F) and Bobby Uebelacker (M) for ages 1-17, Kat Cross (F) and Larry Brown (M) for ages 18-28, Kim McCullough (F) and Brent Masingale (M) for ages 29-38, Aretha Hitch (F) and Jeffrey Vires (M) for ages 39-48, Margaret Smith (F) and Terry Walter (M) for ages 49-58, and Jack Foster (M) for ages 59 and over.
All first-, second-, and third-place winners in each female and male age division were presented with Race to the Plate medals.
Noah Rile was also presented with his first race medal as the youngest runner for the event.