Students race for the finish line at 2019 Pumpkin Run

2019 Pumpkin RunCongratulations to all the runners who competed the 2019 Menands School Pumpkin Run! A big ‘thank you’ goes out to the many staff volunteers who pitched in to make it a great event.

In the third and fourth grade half mile race, fourth grader Anjan Bonagiri (3:38) finished first overall and was followed closely by fellow classmate Seeraj Bellamkonda (3:43). Fourth grade girls Zoha Khan (4:36) and Sabreena Dukett (5:22) followed shortly after, finishing sixth and tenth overall. Of the third grade boys, Kelton Sleck (4:00) and Shawn Mendonca (4:07) received third and fifth place. Harley Tramposh (4:01) finished as the fastest third grade girl and Elise Barden (4:04) followed closely behind in second place.

In the fifth and sixth grade one mile race, sixth graders Chris Hansen (7:00) and Ryan Buskey (7:03) captured third and fourth place for the boys. The first fifth grade boys to finish were Kefy Diefenderfer (6:05) and Aidan McCarthy (6:58). The girls were led by fifth grader Joa Landas (7:08) and sixth grader Carly Darmetko (7:11). In sixth grade, Mackenzie Evans (7:33) finished in third place.

In the seventh and eighth grade one mile race, seventh grader Melvin Brown (5:49) led the way, claiming first place for the boys and the fastest mile time for the day. He was followed closely by seventh grader Khalil Williams (6:08) for a second place finish. Joel LaBoy (7:02) and Jeffrey Rodrigo (7:17) were first and second for the eighth grade boys to finish.  In the girls race, eighth graders Leana Sousa (6:43) and Shayla Duvall (6:53) finished first and second overall. Seventh grader Keely Wilson (7:19) finished fourth for the girls.

More photos from the event are available on our public Facebook album.

Top 10 for each race

Grades 3/4 Boys

  1. Anjan Bonagiri 3:38
  2. Seeraj Bellamkonda 3:43
  3. Kelton Sleck 4:00
  4. Maddox Gandy 4:00
  5. Shawn Mendonca 4:07
  6. Prince Kyiretwie 4:09
  7. Mattan Cadet 4:17
  8. Ibraham Diallo 4:18
  9. Pranaav Saravanan 4:18
  10. Swaran Rao 4:20

Grades 3/4 Girls

  1. Harley Tramposh 4:01
  2. Elise Barden 4:04
  3. Adhiraa Sivakumar 4:22
  4. Evelyn Jaskula 4:30
  5. Hasini Bhadri 4:30
  6. Zoha Khan 4:36
  7. Teagan Decker 4:46
  8. Lucia D’Andrade 5:13
  9. Hira Naz 5:20
  10. Sabreena Dukett 5:22

Grades 5/6 Boys

  1. Kefy Diefenderfer 6:05
  2. Aidan McCarthy 6:58
  3. Chris Hansen 7:00
  4. Ryan Buskey 7:03
  5. Marcelin Mukendi 7:07
  6. Colton Swirsky 7:12
  7. Sam Laboy 7:20
  8. Mudaser Nawaz 7:27
  9. Vayden Keith 7:31
  10. Aryush Sharma 7:33

Grades 5/6 Girls

  1. Joa Landas 7:08
  2. Carly Darmetko 7:11
  3. Mackenzie Evans 7:33
  4. Cineya Gholston 9:05
  5. Ella Ponzo 9:06
  6. Summer Grieco 9:08
  7. Allie Masline 9:10
  8. Aayushi Badami 9:11
  9. Nana Kyrietwie 9:13
  10. Kaylee Moody-Brabham 9:23

Grades 7/8 Boys

  1. Melvin Brown 5:49
  2. Khalil Williams 6:08
  3. Yashaswin Bellamkonda 6:11
  4. Jeffrey Boulet 6:53
  5. Joel Laboy 7:02
  6. Ibrihima Kaba 7:10
  7. Gabe D’Andrade 7:10
  8. Jeffrey Rodrigo 7:17
  9. Shubham Patel 7:45
  10. Aditya Sivakumar 7:45

Grades 7/8 Girls

  1. Leana Sousa 6:43
  2. Shayla Duvall 6:53
  3. Adriana Fogarty 7:16
  4. Keely Wilson 7:19
  5. Lilly Nevins 7:22
  6. Selena Smith 7:30
  7. Sneha Majo 7:30
  8. Carly Taylor 7:30
  9. Caleigh Nevins 7:44
  10. Tanisha Muralimonhar 8:00