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A perfect day for Spooky Sprint 5K

Spooky Sprint

Runners take off at the start of the Spooky Sprint 5K. Submitted photo

Runners take off at the start of the Spooky Sprint 5K. Submitted photo

The 6th Annual Spooky Sprint 5K and fun run kept its perfect record of beautiful weather intact as lots of superheroes and other costumed visitors returned to Salisbury in hopes of a fast time. Catawba College was the host of the running events, with the finish line on the track inside of Shuford Stadium.

Adam Cornelius was the overall winner with a time of 17 minutes and 30 seconds. Second was Sully Henderson with a time of 17:54, while third went to Phillip Straight in 18:45.

In one of the special efforts of the day, 13-year-old Adalie Harrison topped a field of experienced women runners with a time of 20 minutes and 31 seconds. A close second went to Elizabeth Taylor in 20:43 and Acquawon Stallworth took third with a time of 22:43.

Another notable effort came from two 9-year-olds who raced to fantastic finishes. Tristan Rabon got first place in the 9 and under age group with a time of 20:50, with Connor Price close behind in 21:07.

Jackson Straight won the fun run with a time of 3 minutes and 27 seconds, while Natalie Green paced the girls with a clocking of 4 minutes and 7 seconds.

“Rowan Rotary greatly appreciates all the runners and their families that turned out and participated at Catawba on Sunday afternoon,” race director Greg Dunn said. “Your support allows Rowan Rotary to lead Service Above Self Awards, Youth Leadership Scholarships, Rowan Helping Ministries and provide backpack meals with the Salvation Army. Our service is made possible by over 30 sponsors that include Cheerwine, Global Contact Services, Ralph Baker Shoes, Duncan Properties, Gary Morgan CPA, Sean Sandison, Attorney at Law, and Fisher Greene Insurance.

Complete results are available at www.salisburyrowanrunners.org

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