Sunday, December 17th, 2017

Acevedo wins annual Jones 5K

A US Army recruiter from Amarillo and a Clarendon College student were the top men’s and women’s finishers of the fifth annual Chance Mark Jones Roar ‘N Run 5K last Saturday, April 8, at Clarendon College.

Jose Acevedo of Amarillo (second from left) had the fastest time during the annual Chance Mark Jones Roar ‘N Run hosted by the Clarendon Lions Club last Saturday at Clarendon College. Enterprise Photo / Ashlee Estlack

Sgt. Jose Acevedo, age 36, was the first to cross the finish line with a time of 24:12, giving him the best overall time, the best men’s time, and best time for those ages 30-39.

Eighteen-year-old Mia Castaneda, a CC freshman from Hereford, ran the race in 24 minutes, 44 seconds, finishing before all other women and winning the 11-19 age group.

The race sponsored by the Clarendon Lions Club in conjunction with National Child Abuse Awareness Month, drew 113 registrations and had more than 60 actual runners and walkers the day of the event as well as dozens of spectators, supporters, and workers.

The annual 5K is held to raise awareness of child abuse and to honor the life of four-year-old Chance Mark Jones, who died in 2011.

Complete results of this year’s race are as follows: Top Men’s Time – Jose Acevedo 24:12; Top Women’s Time – Mia Castaneda 24:44; 10 and under – 1st Jaxan McAnear 28:22, 2nd Cayson Burcham, 3rd Kutter O’Keefe; Ages 11-19 – 1st Castaneda, 2nd Hannah Fansler, 3rd Joshua Dunn; Ages 20-29 – 1st Jerese Leal 35:15, 2nd Rochelle Fangman, 3rd Shelly Fangman; Ages 30-39 – 1st Acevedo, 2nd Erica McAnear, 3rd Sara Burcham; Ages 40-49 – 1st Daniel Burcham 34:26, 2nd Kathy Goodwin, 3rd Scarlet Estlack; Ages 50-59 – 1st Silvia Zaiontz 30:06, 2nd P.J. O’Keefe, 3rd Nancy Kidd; Ages 60-69 – 1st Martha Smith 43:27, 2nd Eyvonne Carter, 3rd Diane Skelton; and Ages 70+ – 1st Barbara Bowen 35:41, 2nd Sandy Skelton, 3rd Donna Massey.

Proceeds from the annual Chance Mark Jones Roar ‘N Run support the charitable community activities of the Clarendon Lions Club, including eyeglasses for local school kids, Christmas food baskets for local families, continued park improvements, scholarships, and hosting the area office of The Bridge – Children’s Advocacy Center.

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