CRANFORD, NJ - A chilly, rainy Saturday morning did not stop more than 200 students, faculty members, and friends from running in the ninth Spring Scramble 1- mile-run, at Cranford’s Hillside Avenue School. 

The purpose of this annual event is to encourage a healthy lifestyle through running and fitness.  Many of the students trained for the run through the NY Road Runners sponsored Might Milers Club. 

The race was kicked off after a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem by Ms. Martinez’s eighth Grade Chorus. 

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The top finisher in the PTA sponsored event was HAS seventh grader Drew Goldfeder with a time of six minutes flat.  Matt Carrico was just a few seconds behind in second-place, followed by Michael Carrea in third.

On the girls’ side, HAS sixth grader Lauryn Fletcher was the top finisher for the second year in a row. Allison Schubert took second-place honors, and Emma Baumann finished third.. 

The race would not have been possible without the generous contributions from the following major sponsors:  The Cranford Jaycees, Puro Clean Restoration Service, and Schuster Family Orthodontics

Additionally, the following sponsors and groups contributed to the run’s success:  a toute Heure, Bosonac Orthodontics, Breadsmith, Centennial Village Group, Cranford PBA and FMBA, Cougar Headquarters, Drs. Quinones & Scalia, Kilkenny House, KOA Crossfit, L'Oreal Paris, NY Red Bulls, Schwarz & Schwarz Public Accountants, Shop Rite, Starbucks, The New York Road Runners, TD Bank, Vanilla Bean Creamery, Shoprite, Starbucks, and Whole Foods. 

The race would also not have been a success without the excellent work of the Spring Scramble Committee, Mrs. Pollock’s OT class, the HAS Peers, and Cranford graphic artist Jim Burns.