Liam Gifford, a first grader at Winfield Primary School, won the boys kindergarten-first grade division of the St. Louis area Healthy Kids Running Series on May 6 at Maryville University in St. Louis County.
The Healthy Kids Running Series is a nationwide series of races run each week for five consecutive weeks at sites all across the country. Kindergarten-first grade participants competed at a distance of one-quarter mile, accruing points for their placement in each race. Liam won three of the five races and placed second in the other two. His best time for the quarter-mile event in the spring series was 1:37.