The results are in for the 11th Annual Scholarship Road Race, held on Saturday, October 25 at Middlesex Community College. The 10k race champions were Tom Liedke of Bristol (44:06) and Gradys Alcedo of Wallingford (52:11), and the 5k race champions were Stephen Frayne of Woodbury (18:38) and Emily Sienna of Moodus (21:30). These are the new record times for these courses which were completely redesigned for this year.
“It was a picture-perfect day for runners and walkers with lots of sunshine and mild temperatures, helping bring in so many participants,” said Jay Keiser, chairperson of the MxCC Scholarship Race Committee. “Each year this race gets more popular, more challenging and more rewarding. We are thankful for our sponsors and supporters and look forward to seeing everyone return next fall.”
Major sponsors for the event include the Peach Pit Foundation, ConnectiCare, People’s United Bank, Whelen Engineering Company, Middlesex Mutual Assurance Company, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Kelly Family Orthodontics, Hunter Ambulance, Mahoney Sabol and Pieper-Olson Veterinary Hospital. Significant sponsorship support was made in memory of Dr. Paul M. Baldyga and Colonel Trenton Wright, USAR.
Additional sponsors were the Administrative and Residual Employees Union, AFSCME, American Eagle Federal Credit Union, Anne Cassady, Connecticut Eye Physicians, Kaman Precision Products, Dr. Michele Kleiman, Technical Education Solutions, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, Orthopedic Associates of Middletown, Middlesex Hospital, Tower Laboratories, White Way Laundry, World Instructor Training Schools, Arborview Dental, Victor Advertising, CT Employees Union Independent, Congress of Connecticut Community Colleges (4Cs), CT Makes A Difference, Guilmartin, DiPiro and Sokolowski, Illiano’s Pizza, Killingworth Lions Club, Sykes Family Chiropractic, Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Brew Bakers, and The City of Middletown. Proceeds from the race benefit students and programs at MxCC.
Founded in 1966, Middlesex Community College (www.mxcc.edu) is part of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System. In all it does, Middlesex Community College strives to be the college of its community. By providing high quality, affordable, and accessible education to a diverse population, the college enhances the strengths of individuals through degree, certificate, and lifelong learning programs that lead to university transfer, employment, and an enriched awareness of our shared responsibilities as global citizens. MxCC, recently named a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education, offers more than 50 degree or certificate programs at the main 38-acre campus in Middletown, the downtown Meriden Center, and online.