Fac on fire at local footrace

Congratulations to Andrea Zukowski and Jeffrey Lidz, who took 1st and 2nd in their divisions at the Azalea Classic 5K run, a department tradition, with times of 26:00 and 21:04, respectively. Tonia Bleam ran her first ever 5K in 36:27! At 25:45 Bob Slevc from Psychology came in 10th among men in their 30s, with Alexander Williams wheezing in 43 seconds behind him, 9th among men in their 40s.

The Azalea Classic is organized by the Parent and Teachers Association at University Park Elementary School, a local K-6 public school. Proceeds go to support programs at UPES, paying for such things as books, art and music instruction, classroom equipment and supplies, and field trips. The school has 620 students, of whom approximately 40% receive free and reduced lunch.