By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer
Hudson – About 150 supporters of C.A. Farley Elementary School in Hudson warmed up on a cool Nov. 5 while running in the sixth annual Farley Fox Trot at Morgan Bowl. Participants got a T-shirt depicting the school’s fox mascot drawn by third-grader Lydia Azar, whose design won an art contest. Proceeds from the fundraiser go toward purchases of equipment for recess and physical education.
The event began with the fourth-grade chorus singing the national anthem. Then girls and boys in preschool through fourth grade could choose to run a 100-, 200-, 400- or 800-yard race. Volunteering to help with registration, runners’ warm-up and the races were members of the Hudson High School girls and boys cross-country teams.
First to finish the 100-yard race were preschoolers Mackenzie Lloyd and Jacob Lambert. Second-grader Addison Peckham and first-grader Logan Azar were the first to complete the 200-yard race. The 400-yard race was finished first by third-grader Lydia Azar and second-grader Niko Chaplain. Fourth-grader Allison Guerin and third-grader Cole DiPersio finished first in the 800-yard race.
The event concluded with a one-mile race in which runners of any age could participate. Adults including parents and teachers joined the students. Finishing first overall in 6:50 was fourth-grader Andrew Klinedinst. Placing a close second in 6:56 was parent Sean Concanon. Preschool teacher Lisa Herman was the first-place female finishing in 7:24.
Everyone was awarded a medal by Principal Melissa Provost and Assistant Principal Rachel Scanlon.