Saturday, June 4, 2011

Lindbergh Schweitzer Honors Memory of Chelsea King with Invitational Mile Run

Chelsea King Invitational
Students line up for the Chelsea King Invitational Mile.
Lindbergh Schweitzer Service Learning Magnet School was host to 194 students from around the county who came to compete in six races in the Second Annual Chelsea King Invitational Mile on May 26.

Students in grades 3-6 qualify to gain entry to their races, and were greeted and supported by VIP National class runners Milena Glusac, Paul Greer, James Sheremeta, and Janice Penrose, as well as parents and school staff.

"This day is all about honoring Chelsea, as the excellent runner, competitor, and student that she was," said Mary Lou Baranowski, Lindbergh Schweitzer physical education teacher and organizer of the event.

Posting a winning time for the Sixth Grade boys final race of the day is Brendan Santana from Carmel Del Mar (repeat champion from last year) with a time of 5:20 for the mile. The top girl finisher was Ireland McCaughley from Dana with a time of 5:49. Second place finisher was Alex Lopez from Lindbergh Schweitzer.

Other schools which had students that participated in this event were Birney, Creekside, Cubberley, Dana, Golden Hill, Grant, Longfellow, Marston, Painted Rock, Perkins, Silver Gate, Skyline, Solana Pacific, Sunset View, The Language Academy and Walker.

For additional information contact Julie Harris, media production assistant, Lindbergh Schweitzer Elementary School, (858) 496-8400,

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