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First Annual Friar 5K Gets People Moving

posted on: Thursday April 22, 2010

Jordan Frias ’11/Asst. News Editor

Rain did not stop runners from participating in Providence College’s 5K marathon on Sunday, April 19. Approximately 600 members of the Providence community participated in the Friar 5K behind Harkins Hall.The race began at 10:00 a.m. and ended with its last runner clocking in at 55:11. The first place winner was Keiron Tumbleton of Hopkinton, Mass., who crossed the finish line after 16 minutes and 41 seconds. Following Tumbleton was Charlie Dewey ’09 of Sunapee, who came in just six seconds after him.Dewey was amazed at how well he ran.”I thought I was going to finish second to last,” said Dewey.Dewey is glad that he had run this race, his second 5K ever, at his alma mater.”I’ve been waiting for them to do something like this for a while,” said Dewey.Steve Sears, interim associate vice president and dean of students, represented the faculty, placing third in the overall competition at 17 minutes and 21 seconds.”I thought this was a great, well- organized event,” said Sears. “It’s nice to see the faculty outside of the

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