THE REVERE ADVOCATE - Friday, June 7, 2019 Page 3 Revere Runs 5K raises money for student scholarships By Tara Vocino N early 100 runners took part in the Revere Runs 5K at the A.C. Whelan Elementary School to benefit a scholarship fund for Revere High School students. According to Race Co-Director Julie DeMauro, Jessica Vo and Jennifer Puvada were awarded scholarships to pursue studies in the health field. Leila Cesic and Jonathan Nushi of the track team each received a scholarship as well. Adult runners paid a $25 entry fee while the cost for children was $5. The event also featured a one-mile Kids Fun Run. Matthew Leone placed first with a time of five minutes 20 seconds. Nathan Faddis finished in second place with a time of five minutes 36 seconds. Raina Hamdani was right behind him with a time of five minutes 38 seconds. “I’m happy,” Nathan said following last Saturday’s race. “I beat my time last year of seven minutes per mile, running from the school entrance, around the school and back to the parking lot.” His father, David, said that he is very proud of his son, addEmily MacLean (left) placed third in the Women’s 20-29 age group with a time of 26 minutes two seconds during this year’s Revere Runs 5K last Saturday. Beachmont resident Travis Alpert finished seconds ahead of Mayor Brian Arrigo with a time of 26 minutes 21 seconds. (Advocate Photos by Tara Vocino) ing that the run is a great start to the summer. “I hope he’ll advance to the 5K next year,” David said. Third place finisher Rania Hamdani, a fifth grade student at Garfield Elementary School, said she was disappointed that she didn’t place first or second. “I was trying to beat everyone and at the end of the course, I had to hurry up,” Rania said. “But I beat my time last year of seven minutes 38 seconds.” However, her mother, Fatima, said she is very proud that Rania placed in the top three. “She’s going to participate every year,” Fatima said. As for the 5K itself, Christopher Batts, 26, of Winthrop, placed first with a time of 16 minutes 42 seconds “To me, it’s more about time rather than placing first,” Batts said. “I was hoping for under 16 minutes per mile. But I’m doing another 5K tomorrow in Winthrop to have another shot of reaching my goal.” The six-year runner, who is a member of the Heart Breaker Running Club, ran track at Winthrop High School and runs 10 miles every day. Second place winner Fabian Mejia, 35, of Revere, finished with a time of 17 minutes 40 seconds. “I can’t complain,” Mejia said. “It’s all about the track kids at Revere High School.” He said he runs from the Revere Library to Revere Beach and back. Mejia was also one of five student athletes to be named to the Hall of Fame at Salem State University. His daughter, Gabriela said RUNS 5K | SEE PAGE 14 Lawnmower Tune-Up and Repairs • We repair all makes & models! • Authorized • FREE PICK-UP for all Tune-Ups! all m • We r d K-U makes & mo ma akes & mo D KU for all Tun UP fo Biker’s Outfitter 1039 Broadway, Revere • (781) 289-6466 www.bikersoutfitter.com WE WORK FOR YOU! * Have your car repaired by Real Manufacturer Certiified Technicians * An I-CAR GOLD CLASS SHOP Highest Certificate in the Repair Industry * Premier Insurance Co. Collision Repair Shop for Geico, Liberty Mutual, Metlife, Progressive and more! * Over 30 Years of putting families back on the Road Safe & Fast! * ATLAS Stands Behind All Repairs with a Limited Lifetime Warranty 1605 North Shore Road, Revere * 781-284-1200 Visit us at: www.AtlasAutobody.com or call (781) 284-1200 to schedule your appointment today! Dealer

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