Beautiful Day for the Campus Classic 5K
A cool and sunny morning greeted nearly 150 runners and walkers last Saturday, October 5, as they competed in the Seventh Annual Northern Essex Community College Campus Classic 5K, which wound through the Haverhill campus and its surrounding neighborhoods.
Placing first, with a net time of 17:38, was NECC alumnus Logan Foster ’19, of Hampstead, NH. Foster was followed closely by Patrick Doherty of North Marshfield, who came in with a time of 18:27, and by Heather Searles of Andover, whose net time was 19:21.
Finishing third among male runners, after Foster and Doherty, was Jeff Clark of Lowell at 19:56. Placing second and third among female finishers, after Searles, was Maria Gonzalez of Burlington, at 20:55, and Kelly Golden of North Andover, at 22:58.
Many of the participating runners, who hailed from towns all across the Merrimack Valley and beyond, represented area organizations, including Middlesex Community College, Merrimack College, New England Elite Running, the North Shore Striders, Covanta, Edgewood Retirement Community, and the NECC Police and Sheriff’s Academies.
The Campus Classic 5K is an NECC fundraiser held each year on the Haverhill campus. Since its inception in 2013, hundreds of community members – from competitive runners to novices – have participated. Proceeds from the Campus Classic 5K benefit the NECC Fund, which provides support for student scholarships, academic programs, and other areas of need at the college.
Covanta, one of the world’s largest providers of energy-from-waster solutions, once again served as Platinum Sponsor.
Please click here to view the full breakdown of results from the race.