62 participate in 2nd Chief’s Challenge event

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                A total of 62 participants came out for the 2nd Annual Chief’s Challenge mile run/walk on Tuesday, Oct. 4.  Thirty-four (34) of those were runners ranging in age from 6 to 50 years and older. 


Wesley Bird smiles as he crosses the finish line in the 2nd Annual Chief's Challenge. He took first place in the Male 17-20 division with a time of 5:53. (Photo courtesy of Tara McCoy/Cherokee Choices)

               Chief Hicks participated in the event, and before the start acknowledged the honor and memory of Madison Hornbuckle who wanted everyone to strive to stay active and healthy.  He also recognized all participants by sincerely thanking them for their involvement in the event.

                The proceeds from the event go to the Madison Hornbuckle Children’s Cancer Foundation.    

                “Cherokee Choices would like to thank the Preservation Foundation, volunteers, and all others who helped make this event possible,” Cherokee Choices officials stated. 

Winners List

Female 7-12

1st – Lynsey Hicks 6:23

2nd – Devona Reed 6:48

3rd – Aiyanna West 7:41

Female 17-20

1st – Shayna Ledford 6:12

Female 25-34

1st – Christi Climbingbear 12:13

Female 50+

1st – Caroline Oocumma 12:25

Male 7-12

1st – Matthew Climbingbear 5:54

2nd – Shane Swimmer 6:43

3rd – Weligwo Sadongei 6:46

Male 13-16

1st – Isiah Davis 5:54

Male 17-20

1st – Wesley Bird 5:53

Male 21-24

1st – Alex Cruz 5:45

2nd – Robert Harris 6:35

3rd – Jesse Ramirez 10:05

Male 25-34

1st – Jeremy Hyatt 6:24

Male 35-49

1st – Brian Burgess 5:50

2nd – Jason Smith 5:54

3rd – Bryan Kinsey 6:19

Male 50+

1st – Clement Calhoun 6:59


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