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<p><strong></strong>Passing out bottled water to the runners are Laura Mitchell (left) and Michelle Mattox.</p>
<p><strong></strong>Breck Brammer, Miss Van Buren High School, was on hand for the Run With the Knights.</p>
<p><strong></strong>Overall women winners were (from left) Madi Chitwood, second; Abrena Rine, first; and Katie Brown, third.</p>
<p><strong></strong>Clarke Henson (center) was the overall men’s winner. Don Edge (left) was second and Marin Pena third.</p>
<p><strong></strong>Stopping traffic at the intersection of North 20th Street and Poplar Street were (from left) Michelle Smith, Josh Wade and Starlette Accurso Owens.</p>
<p><strong></strong>Emilee Wear hugs her father, Jonathan Wear, after he crosses the finish line.</p>
<p><strong></strong>Fun run winners were (from left) Anthony Gonzalez, second; Garrett Scott, first; and Laura Mitchell, third.</p>
<p><strong></strong>Lydia Silva, 2, daughter of Ruben and Sarah Silva, dances to the music of DJ Sam Bradley.</p>
<p><strong></strong>Kandatha Rose shows off a ninth annual Run With the Knights T-shirt.</p>
<p style="text-align: left;" >More than 160 runners and walkers begin the ninth annual Run With the Knights.</p>
<p>photos by KENNETH FRY</p><p>King Elementary School student Levi Burleson and teacher Jolie Hobbs are all smiles as they cross the finish line Saturday during the ninth annual Run With the Knights, a 5k run/walk to raise funds to send King fourth graders to camp.</p>
<p><strong></strong>Jeffrey Melendez rests on the grass at King Elementary School following the 5k run.</p>

More than 160 runners competed in the ninth annual Run With the Knights Saturday morning at King Elementary School. The event raises money to send fourth graders to camp.

Clarke Henson was the overall men’s winner with a time of 18:51 while Abrenda Rine took the women’s crown with a time of 20:16.

Winners were:


Angelena Melendez, 8 and under; Madeline Almond, 9-11; Allison Spears, 12-14; Madi Chitwood, 15-19; Sarah McPhate, 20-29; Abrena Rine, 30-39; Julie Armstrong, 40-49; Renee Henson, 50-59; Nancy Helmer, 60-69; and Mary Jo Brinkman, 70-plus.


Anthony Gonsalez, 8 and under; Kaleb Kovitch, 9-11; Brush Brammer, 12-14; Clarke Henson, 15-19; Andrew Elkins, 20-29; Matthew Howard, 30-39; Don Edge, 40-49; Lynn Thompson, 50-59; and Ed Valley, 60-69.