Words: Meghan Moore
On Nov. 2, 2014, the Centennial Boosters hosted a Turkey Trot on the Centennial cross country course. Many people turned up for the event, including Centennial’s Allied Soccer team.
Allied runners did a relay through the 5K race of 3.1 miles with student helpers accompanying the runners throughout the course. The allied runners included Dominic Roybal, Orkun Unal, Michael Clark, and Matthew Na.
“I wanted to get up early and do something fun!” said runner Michael Clark when asked why he decided to run the Turkey Trot.
Centennial junior Kewa Gray was there as a helper. Rachel Slattery, Meghan Moore, Anna Crowe, Stephanie Crispell and Mindra Okonski were there as well. The helpers were paired with a specific runners to help with their leg of the course.
“I wanted to help out the allied soccer team. I thought it would be a great experience,” said Kewa Gray, who ran with each of the team member during their leg of the course.
“It felt great to cross the finish line knowing that I helped someone else,” remarked Gray on finishing the course.
Allied Soccer coach Lynn Frost also attended the event. “It was awesome to run with them. It was an amazing experience to run with the team,” said Coach Frost, who like Gray, ran the whole course with the allied runners.
“I definitely see the Allied Soccer team doing this again. Thank you to all of the helpers and Best Buddies who were there today!” said Frost.