March 6, 2013
NEW ORLEANS - Tulane's fifth annual Tulane Athletics 5K brought out nearly 200 participants to Tad Gormley Stadium in City Park last Saturday, raising nearly $8,000 dollars for the Tulane Athletic Fund.
The event - held in City Park for the first time during its existence - raised money that will be used to support excellence in academics, community service and athletic competition for all Tulane University's student-athletes.
"I think we have laid the groundwork for this event to be a very fun and enjoyable event for people here in the athletic department and within the community on an annual basis," said Tulane director of track and field Eric Peterson. "It was a little chilly that early in the morning, but the sun was out, and everybody that was there really enjoyed themselves, and I thought it was a great event. I think it will continue to evolve into a bigger event moving forward."
Former Green Wave track team members were the leaders of the pack in the men's and women's sides, as Max Miller finished in a time of 14:46, and Johanna Gretschel was the top women's finisher with a time of 17:46.
"The event was especially enjoyable for me to see our former Tulane student-athletes compete," added Peterson. "It was great to see Max and Johanna continuing to compete."