A beautiful day for the Bearcat 5K
LAKEVILLE — The Hotchkiss School and the Housatonic Youth Service Bureau (HYSB) held the Bearcat 5K Cross Country Challenge on the Hotchkiss campus in Lakeville on Sunday, Oct. 9. The event was scheduled to coincide with the annual Fall Festival in Salisbury.It was a beautiful day for the races and attendant festivities, including children’s activities, crafts, birds of prey demonstrations and more.For the children’s 1K race, Ellie Traggio, 8, of Sharon came in first with a time of 4:36. In second was Annika Oostenink, 12, of Lakeville, 4:37; and in third was Jillian Cudney, 10, of Dover Plains, N.Y., 4:39.James Boeding, 19, of Millerton took first in the 5K with a time of 19:36. In second was Avery Baldwin, 16, of Lakeville, 19:51; and in third was Jonathan Delmore, 37, of Warren, 20:44. The youngest racers were Keaton Terrall of Cornwall Bridge, Aron Ladanyi of Lakeville and Elizabeth Smith of Pawling, N.Y., all 5 years old. The oldest racers were 70-year-olds Cicily Hajek of Sharon and Nathaniel Floyd of Lakeville.