Pound the Pavement gets people out, active

Published 10:20 am Thursday, May 30, 2013

Pound the Pavement medal winners. (photo submitted by David Staley)

Pound the Pavement medal winners. (photo submitted by David Staley)

The near perfect weather was surely a factor in the attendance and success at the recent Pound the Pavement event.

There were those that choose not to register for the competition itself, but wanted to join in the fun and fitness of walking the track at Harmon Field. Of those that did register the results are: Age 0-14; first place – Dahjay Palmer, second place – Amya Cunningham, third place – Avia Cunningham. Age 15-19; first place – Courtney Miller. Age 20-29; first place – Tamera Black, second place – Brittney Staley. Age 30-39; first place – Marisol Staley, second place -Terri Palmer, third place – Rhonda Cunningham. Age 40-49; first place – Stevie Palmer, second place – Darrell Elliott, third place – Michelle Miller. Age 50-59; first place – Linda Hines, second place – Mindy Champion, third place – Betty Oglisby. Age 60-69; first place – Wilda Jackson. Age 70-plus; first place – Rob Staley.

Zumba, kickboxing demonstrations, basketball and an obstacle course, was made available to encourage people to move and make exercise a fun, but effective way, to have a healthier lifestyle. Pound the Pavement was sponsored by the Unity in The Community Organization, and funded by the Polk County Community Foundation.

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– article submitted by David Staley