Tuesday August 14, 2012

DALTON -- A team of 12 high school students, 11 of them Wahconah Regional High School athletes, won the 200-mile Green Moun tain Relay in June, finishing in 24 hours and 49 minutes.

The Green Mountain Relay is an adventure race benefiting Cystic Fibrosis, a genetic disease that affects tens of thousands of children and young adults in the United States, including a fellow Wahconah classmate.

Twenty-seven teams set out from Jeffersonville, Vt., on June 23, and finished in Bennington, Vt., on June 24. Each team member took turns running different sections of the race. The team raised over $850 which went directly to The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

The team was lead by captain Katie Cook and included Alex Steven, Chuckie Dooley, Dan Hopmans, Eric Klem, Ian Prudhomme, Jackson Alberti, Josh Hopmans, Karl Schmidt, Nate Ivanowsky, Sean Peters, and Tommy Larson.