April 25, 2009

Hamline declares Saint Paul's Fastest Kids!

Jamal Collins from Sheridan won the boys' race with a 100-meter dash time of 13.199. Collins wants to be a video game creator when he grows up and his favorite subject in school is science.

Jeanne Bart of Nova Classical Academy won the girls' 100-meter dash in 15.581. Bart wants to be a soccer player when she grows up and her favorite class in school is physical education.

The race featured the top boys and girls in fifth and sixth grade from participating schools in Saint Paul.

The goal of this event, organized and run by Hamline senior Freya Fritzer, was to promote fitness and athletics at school, as well as to give youth a chance to compete and visit a college campus.

Prior to the start of the race, the participants warmed up with Piper sprinters and were given a demonstration of the starter pistol.  

Participants received a complimentary t-shirt and sports drink. After the race, the fastest girl and boy in each heat had the chance to throw a t-shirt into the stands.

For a complete photo gallery of the 2009 Saint Paul's Fastest Kid! activities, click here.