PHOTO GALLERY: Nearly 350 Runners Race in Support of Union City Schools

New Haven Boosters Association hopes to raise $10,000 to help co-curricular programs in danger of being cut.

About 350 runners, walkers, kids and even a handful of pets braved a chilly Saturday morning to in support of Union City sports and music programs.

Spokesman Rick LaPlante said they hope the event, put on by the New Haven Boosters Association for the second year in a row, will raise $10,000 to help programs at risk of being cut due to .

The Boosters association said 346 people registered for this year's event, twice the number that participated last year.

The men's 10K winner was Matthew Thompkins of Mountain View with a time of 37:36. Abraham Espinoza of was second (40:05) followed by Jose Baltazar (41:04), also a James Logan student.

The women's 10K winner was Alicia Newell, with a time of 51:18. In second place was Casey Harvey (53:57) and in third was Cathy Serrano (54:03).

Boosters Association members who helped organize the event are co-chair Michael Ritchie, and his fellow New Haven parents Florence Graham, Eileen Riener, Bridget Russell, John Shockley and Rebecca Venable, plus LaPlante and James Logan High School track coach Lee Webb.


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