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Fourth annual Paw Print Sprint attracts nearly 600 runners
Collage of 9 photos from the 2020 Paw Print Sprint

Nearly 600 registrants attended St. Mark's Cathedral School's fourth annual Paw Print Sprint on October 31. Co-chaired by Alysha Wallace and Kristen Renda, the event began with a half-mile fun run, followed by a 5K road race through the Highland neighborhood.

Prior to the start of the race, School Chaplain Fr. Drew Christiansen led participants in an opening prayer, and St. Mark's seventh grader Lauren H. sang the national anthem. Matthew Tolpo was the overall male winner, finishing in 18:53.8, and Shelley Armstrong was the top female finisher, clocking in at 19:45.2. Several St. Mark's alumni volunteers were stationed throughout the course, cheering on runners as they made their way towards the finish line.

The family-friendly festivities continued with a Halloween-themed post-race party featuring a trunk or treat, music by D.J. Slim, a costume contest, a book fair sidewalk sale, and a patch of decorated pumpkins on display for all to enjoy. Race-goers also enjoyed breakfast and snacks from Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe as well as food trucks May the Cheese Be With You and Streetcar Snoballs.

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5K Top Finishers

Male Female
1st - Matthew Tolpo - 18:53.8 1st - Shelley Armstrong - 19:45.2
2nd - Aaron Bergman**** - 19:24.7 2nd - Anna Moore - 20:56.2

5K Age Group Winners

  Male Female
8 & Under S. May '26* - 28:40.6 C. LaBorde '26* - 33:18.3
9-11 H. Hamilton - 25:14.6 K. Kerr '23* - 25:24.1
12-14 Mark Henry '21* - 20:10.9 Mary Marzelle Elberson '20* - 24:21.3
15-19 Michael Burford '20* - 22:13.5 Maria Sustaita - 24:24.5
20-29 Grayson Lorey - 26:02.2 Justine Russel - 23:19.6
30-39 Aaron Ehrle - 18:44 Casey Payne** - 23:11
40-49 Bharat Guthikonda** - 21:11.3 Ashley Smith** - 23:03.9
50-59 Stephen Crittell** - 24:22.7 Sarita Holland - 36:34.7
60-69 Jack Adair - 24:05.5 Nancy Clark*** - 26:18.8
70 & Over Bill Peatross - 52:59.5 Winnie Mills*** - 35:27.1

*St. Mark's Cathedral School student or alumnus/a
**St. Mark's Cathedral School current or past parent
***St. Mark's Cathedral School current or past grandparent
****St. Mark's Cathedral School faculty/staff

All Results

Trunk or Treat Best Decorated Cars

1st Place - Cookie Monster - The Henry Family

2nd Place - The Bakery - The Huguet Family

3rd Place - Jurassic Park - The Gutierrez Family

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

The Kirk Family ● The Guthikonda Family ● The Tatum Family

Purple Sponsors

Lola Magazine ● The Brandon Smith Family

Silver Sponsors

BNB Systems ● Bossier Orthopedics ● Jonathan Davis, MD - Pierremont Cardiology ● Jamie Eagles - State Farm Agency ● The Garrett Family ● Dr. Amanda Haynie - Mid City Pediatrics ● The Johnson Family ● Pediatric Dental Partners ● Red River Investments Group ● Taziki's ● Ms. Wallace ● The Walls Family

White Sponsors

Goldco ● The Lamb Family ● Pringle Concrete Designs ● Jon & Michele Q=Petersen ● Raising Cane's ● SMCS Student Council

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