Kenwood carries on tradition at annual cross country race

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 10:33am

For the 20th year, students at Kenwood Elementary lined up for the David Weber Memorial Race on Monday, September 11. A group of 31 girls ran the ¾ mile course first, then 35 boys - while teachers, parents, community members and the entire student body cheered from the sidelines.

Physical education teacher Darren Tee has organized the race each fall since 1997. Last year, it was renamed for Tee’s godson, David Weber, who attended the race with his parents at just four months old and passed away from cancer in 2008. A tree was planted at Kenwood in David’s honor, which the students pass every lap.

Students have been training in their P.E. classes since school began, and the top five girls and boys from the fourth and fifth grade classes, plus one from the second and third grade classes, qualified for the main event. While competition is part of the event, Tee said, it’s really about cheering each other on - no matter what place in the race.

Congratulations to all who participated - we’ll see you next year!

 

 

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