Last weekend, 150 people from Avon and across the state competed in the Avon Booster Club Falcon 5K Run/Walk at Avon High School.
Farmington's Chris Chisolm, 50, was the race champion, finishing in 16:53.3, according to race results posted on thelastmileracing.com/results. Brian St. Jean, 15, took second with 18:17.
And there were many instances of family success stories too.
Avon's Jon Strassner (18:37.6), 47, won first in the 40-49 age bracket and placed fourth overall. His son, Riley, 14, an Avon High School freshman, was just ahead of him with 18:23.4. He also placed second in the 13-18 age group, according to a submitted announcement posted on Patch. Bob Davey, 56, (19:37.8) and his kids, Hannah, 15, (20:58.7) and Luke, 12, (18:39.0) also won their age divisions. Overall, Luke placed fifth, Bob took 10th overall and Hannah crossed the line in 16th.
From the Mascoli family, 11-year-old Caroline Mascoli (29:46) placed third in the 7-12 age group and her aunt, Linda Mascoli, 42, (24:28.14) took second in in the 40-49 age bracket.
Another highlight came from an out-of-town family that traveled all the way from Coventry for the race. Six of their children placed in their divisions, according to the press release.
For more information on the 5K, read this announcement posted on Avon Patch by following the link provided.
To see the full results, visit thelastmile.com.
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