6th Grader Runs Half-Marathon

Posted on April 22, 2014, in Events, Lancer Life


Kudos to James W. Parker Middle School sixth grader Libby Woods for running her first half-marathon. Libby took part in the Run the Blue Grass Half in Lexington, Kentucky on March 29.

Prior to this race, Libby had run a few 5k’s and ran both the 5k and 10k at Presque Isle for the St. Patrick’s Day Distance Festival.

Runners received a beautiful horse medallion, which was Libby’s inspiration to run the 13.1 miles. The twelve-year old finished the race in 2:15:48 with a negative split.

Libby was not the youngest in the race to participate — there was an 11-year old from Tennessee who also competed.

Congratulations to Libby for this impressive feat!