BY MELANIE BUCK –
A colorful good time was held at this year’s Mena Regional Health System Foundation’s Frenzy 5K Color Run as runners and walkers tossed colored chalk in the air, on each other, and got splashed throughout the race, at the popular event held in Janssen Park on Saturday, May 6.
Jack Griffin, a teenager from Hot Springs, came across the finish line as the Overall Male winner in a time of 19 minutes, 24 seconds. Kendra Branson, another teen, was the Overall Female winner, crossing the finish line in 25:43.
In other results, in the 12 & under girls category, Emma Arnold placed 1st; Sydney Holliday, 2nd; and Bella Tedder, 3rd. Male 12 & under winners were Isaac Tedder in 1st; Tripp Hensley in 2nd; and Dakota Sullivan in 3rd.
In the female 13 – 19 division, Allie Martin placed 1st; Belen Vasquez, 2nd; and Jennifer Love Adams, 3rd. The 13 – 19 male winners were Joseph Looney in 1st; Zane Stephens, 2nd; and Drayven Brock, 3rd.
Morgan Walters placed 1st in females, ages 20 – 29, with Kaitlan Flowers placing 2nd. Trey Lunsford was the winner in males, ages 20-29, and Dalton Simmons took 2nd.
In females ages 30 – 39, Sara Mitchell placed 1st; Jennifer Sullivan, 2nd; and Amber Arnold, 3rd. In males 30 – 39, Brian Hensley took 1st; James Hale, 2nd; and Shelby Sullivan, 3rd.
In females 40 – 49, Kelly Hile placed 1st and Toni Pfister took 2nd. In males 40-49, Steve Swall took 1st, with Erick Martin taking 2nd.
Earl Rutter won the male 60 & over division.
MRHS Foundation thanks all those who participated and made the event possible. The amount raised from the event is still being determined. All proceeds go towards the Foundation’s causes, such as annual scholarships, MRHS staff appreciation luncheons, and more.