2 students go the extra mile

Two Griffin Elementary School students gave their running shoes a workout this past school year.
Krystle Wagner
Jun 14, 2013


Tanner Williams and Dominick Zambelli broke the Griffin Mileage Club record by putting 210 miles behind them during the 2013-14 school year.

Through sun and snow, fourth-grader Tanner and second-grader Dominick spent their 15-minute-long school recesses working to beating the record.

At the beginning of the school year, both boys said they had cramps in their legs, but they persevered to fill out punch card after punch card by making laps around the track.

“I told myself, ‘Just keep going,’” said Tanner, 10.

Dominick's mother, Cheri Dew, said she knew her son ran a lot during the school day, but didn’t know the full extent of it.

“I honestly had no idea he was going to end up where he did,” she said.

Dew's younger son, Marcus Zambelli, also completed 32.5 miles in Young Fives. She said she’s proud of her boys' accomplishments.

This isn’t the first year Tanner and Dominick have logged laps around the track for the school's Mileage Club. And both are also active in sports, including soccer and baseball.

“I just like to get healthy and I like to run,” said Dominick, 9.

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