By Melissa Schlicht
Seventy one runners came out this Saturday to the Mill Pond Rail Trail in Farwell. It was a gorgeous day to take part in Farwell Middle School’s Tiger Walk/5k Run. This was the first year for Farwell Middle school to try this fund raiser. The middle school will be taking one hundred and fifteen 5th-8th grade students to see a Tiger game this year. All of these students have achieved all A’s and scored proficiently on their MEAP testing.
The winner of Saturday’s race was Kurt Meister a Farwell senior with a time of 20:38 the first time he crossed the finish line! Kurt went back out a second time to finish with local Beaverton walker Larry Sroufe. He then went back out again to run in and finish a third time with his parents.
Jodi Higgins said that she, the middle school secretary and principle came up with the fundraiser and that they will most likely be doing this again. They were able to partially fund their trip to the Tiger’s game on May 8th.