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Racers raise $1,000 for pediatric weight center

Sarah Bennett, a first-year ECU medical student, runs in the 17th annual Hamstring Hustle 5K Run/Walk Saturday, April 16. Bennett finished first in the women's 20-29 category with a time of 22 minutes, 1 second. Photo by Cliff Hollis
GREENVILLE, N.C.   (Apr. 18, 2011)   —   Pounding the pavement Saturday netted approximately $1,000 for the East Carolina University Pediatric Healthy Weight Research and Treatment Center.

Some 115 runners braved windy weather to participate in the 17th annual Hamstring Hustle 5K Run/Walk, presented by the Medical Student Council at the Brody School of Medicine at ECU. First-year ECU medical student Sebastian DeMarco was the top male finisher with a time of 19 minutes, 18 seconds. The top female finisher was Brandy Gamboa, with a time of 20:16. The race wound through the Lynndale neighborhood in Greenville.

Full results will be posted online at http://www.active.com.

The ECU Pediatric Healthy Weight Research and Treatment Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children achieve a healthy weight and improve their nutrition.


Contact: Doug Boyd | 252-744-2482