ALAMOSA—The First Annual Parade Mile and Children's 400 meter dash took place down Main Street in downtown Alamosa on Thursday morning as a table setter for the Fourth of July Parade. More than a hundred youngsters took to the street and raced 400 meters down Main Street.
Alamosa's David Sanchez (868) was able to hold off Joshua Merrick (862) for the overall title and a $100 prize. The two posted times of 4:36.64 and 4:38.44, respectively.
Lindsey Nielson (834) was the overall women's winner as she crossed the line in 5:23.35.
Benjamin Melgares finished third in the 20 to 29 year old division of the men's race as he finished in 7:22.37.
Alamosa High School cross country runners Paige DeGoyer (866) Emily Sowards (836), and Katelyn Miller (867) finished second, third and fourth in the 10-19 age division of the women's race as they finished with times of 7:12.84, 7:12.84 and 7:16.48, respectively.
Adams State's Alicia Nelson (880) and Lauren Martin (870) finished second and third overall on the women's side as they attempted to pace Lauren's brother Tanner Martin (869) in the race. Nelson finished in 5:44.21 while Lauren finished in 5:44.26 and Tanner finished in 5:54.61.