LARNED — Ness City track and cross county coach Patrick Younger practices what he preaches.
Younger posted the fastest time (10:26) in the two-mile in the Kiwanis Club’s 30th Annual Santa Fe Trail Run/Walk Wednesday. The Ness City boys and girls captured the Class 2A state cross country titles in 2010. Ness City’s Kyle Schauliege placed third and Jessie Rubottom placed sixth in the 2011 state cross country meet.
Younger was followed by Kevin Strawn (10:45), Chon Chavez (10:59) and Kirby Depenbush (13:08).
The women’s winner was Alex Lessard (16:18), who was followed by Nicole Dipman (16:21) and Brittany Butler (16:56).
The Kiwanis Club’s 30th Annual Santa Fe Trail Run/Walk featured five races and eight age categories. Other races scheduled were a two-mile walk, a 10K and triathlon, which started at 7:30 a.m. A children’s fun run started at 9 a.m. All races started at Schnack Park.
Medals were awarded for top three finishers in each age category in men’s and women’s divisions. The youngest entrant in the children’s fun run will be recognized. Entry fees are $10 for the children’s fun run and $20 for other races.
The Larned Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors was scheduled to continue a longtime tradition with its annual fireworks show at dusk Wednesday at Jordaan Park. Funding for the fireworks show is done primarily through the flag-leasing program sponsored by the Chamber Ambassadors. Viewing and parking will be available at the Larned Community Center.
Fireworks started to be sold June 28 in Larned, but were not able to be fired until Sunday. Fireworks could be shot from 8 a.m. to midnight July 4.
The Larned Assembly of God uses sales from its fireworks to sponsor church campers during the summer. Last year, the church raised money to send 52 children to camp. The Larned Assembly of God fireworks sales are stationed on West 14th near the city’s community garden.