Fifth-graders qualify for elite 7:00/7:30 run club
The Valley elementary students who qualified for the special 7:00/7:30 Running Club were (front row, from left) Wyatt Pomeroy (El Verano School), Jeremy Mackling (Sassarinni), Daniel Chavez (Sassarinni), Kimberly Uzzo (Sassarinni) and Tony Tellez (Prestwood); (middle row, from left) Layla Schoeningh (El Verano) and Eliza Neely (El Verano); and (back row, from left) Mario Rojas (Flowery) and Dominic Tommasi (Flowery).
Achieving their goal of qualifying for the 7:00/7:30 Running Club – a Sonoma Valley Unified School District elementary school physical education program for fifth-graders – 11 Valley students recently accomplished the feat.
To qualify for the 7:00/7:30 Running Club, the boys need to run the mile in the time of seven minutes or less, while the girls must finish the mile in 7 minutes and 30 seconds or less.
The Valley elementary students who qualified for the special 7:00/7:30 Running Club were, from El Verano School, Wyatt Pomeroy, Layla Schoeningh and Eliza Neely (El Verano); from Sassarinni School, Jeremy Mackling, Daniel Chavez and Kimberly Uzzo; from Flowery School, Mario Rojas and Dominic Tommasi; and from Prestwood School, Quinn Jensen, Emma Maggioncalda and Tony Tellez.
All fifth-graders who accomplish the running goal also receive a 7:00/7:30 Club T-shirt and membership in this elite club of runners. The mile run is part of the California state-mandated physical fitness tests that are administered every spring to students statewide in grades five, seven and nine – with these times considered exemplary for fifth-grade students.