Polk High teachers compete in Mud Run

Published 6:45 pm Monday, October 4, 2010

Five Polk County High School teachers participated in the 17th Annual Marine Mud Run in Columbia, S.C., held Sept. 25. With more than 3,600 teams, the Marine Mud Run is now the largest Mud Run in North America.

All teams are made up of four participants, with several categories of competition (all men, all women, co-ed, military, police, corporate, etc). The Mud Buds team #1058, made up of two teachers, Cindi McFadden and Jenny Wolfe, teamed with Sharon Orr and Lacey Saltz (McFaddens sisters) to finish the 4.5-mile obstacle course in one hour and 13 minutes, earning them 14th place out of 505 womens teams.

Three other teachers, Heather Claussen, Craig Claussen and Rachel Hall, teamed with Polk student Abigail Hall to compete in the co-ed division.&bsp; Jenny Wolfes sons, Jacob and Jared Wolfe, participated in the Kids Polliwog Mud Run. This event raises money for scholarships and aid for family members of fallen Marines.

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