Cape Fear Christian Academy had its ninth annual Isaiah 40:31 Challenge on Saturday (May 5). The theme was Color Splash 2018. After the Color Run, a 100-foot Slip and Slide allowed many of the competitors to have fun while cooling off.
There was also a 100-yard dash by age groups.
CFCA expressed its appreciation to the Erwin Fire Department for setting up the concluding water slide on the front lawn of the school.
The event is hosted by the high school student council with proceeds assisting the chapel programs at the school.
The overall winner in the mile run was Harrison “J.Z.” Jazefowicz, the husband of Karina Maya, who teaches Spanish at CFCA. His time was five minutes, 54 seconds.
Seventh-grader Will Hobbs was second in 6:56. Claude Williams, parent of an elementary school student, was third.
The overall female winner was Ruby George, a seventh-grader, in 7:23. Maya was second in 7:40. Lolita Tripp, math teacher, was third in 8:41.
In the fourth- through sixth-grade boys, Luke Adams was first, followed by Charles Spradley and Landon Alphin.
Kaedyn Moran won for the older elementary girls. Mary Kathryn Tripp was second. Third place was a tie between Larah Tripp and Aubree Bass.
For first through third grades, Beau Combs was first for the boys, Mason Gregory was second and Gavin Vaughn was third. Isabella Autry and Nev Spradley tied for first for the girls with Chloe Burney finishing third.
In the preschool boys division, Tristan Vaughn was followed by Carter Williams and Talton Herring. For the preschool girls, Addyson Burns was first, Vivian Autry was second and Kay Summers was third.
First-place medals in the 100-yard dash for the males went to Tristan Vaughn for preschool, Jensen Berry for first and second grade, Thomas Honeycutt for third and fourth grade, Landon Alphin for fifth grade, Luke Adams for middle school, Michael Okoye for high school and Jazefowicz for adults.
For the females in the 100, Addyson Burns won for preschool, Nev Spradley won for first and second grade, Kaedyn Moran won for third and fourth grade, and Gabbi Chiodo won for fifth through seventh grade.