Freshmen Inspired by Family to Run

Owen Crews
Sports Editor

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Ivory Crockett, who holds the world record for the 100-yard dash, addresses the participants of the 17th annual Ivory Crockett Run for Webster event. Last year 579 participants of all ages competed in the 100 Yard Dash, the One-Mile Fun Run/Walk, and the Run For Webster 5k. Photo by Emily Goben

Area runners will participate in the annual Ivory Crockett Run for Webster is Oct. 15, and starts at 8:30 a.m.

The run costs $30 and starts at Webster Groves High School. The options are a 100 Yard Dash for children, the One-Mile Fun Run/Walk and a virtual run at other Webster Groves schools in the district. All races cost $30, but the 100-yard dash is free.

Freshmen Joel Herrman and Lucy Marsh both ran the race last year and both had positive experiences with their families.

Herman said, “I have been running five kilometers for three years, and it was just another Webster one that was open.”

Herrman added his family inspired him. “My mom ran track in college, and my dad had just started to get into running, and I like to train with him.

Marsh also had family influences when it came to running the Ivory Crockett five kilometers. She added, “I always do it with my dad and my sister, and it has been a sort of tradition as we have done it every year.”

Both Marsh and Herrman have contributed training for this run to help them in both their respective sports.

Herrman added, “ I am running cross country with the high school. It has helped with pacing and starting out with a speed that I can maintain for the whole race.”

Marsh added, “ I ran on my own because I play other sports, and I enjoy running in general.”

Herman also had some advice for future runners running the Ivory Crockett Run. “It is super fun and you don’t really have to try as hard. You can take it at your own pace.”

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Owen Crews- Sports Editor

This will be Owen Crews’ first year on ECHO staff, but he made several contributions while taking journalism class his sophomore year.


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