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Rocky Heights runners complete half marathon

Matt Pearson and Bryce Vrabel proudly display their medals after placing second and third in their age group in the Denver Rock N Roll 1/2 Marathon.

By Amy Shanahan, photo courtesy of Cameron Randolph

The Rock N Roll Marathon and 1/2 Marathon took place in Denver on October 9th, and among the top finishers were two 7th grade boys from Rocky Heights Middle School. Castle Pines resident Matt Pearson finished second in his age group in the 1/2 marathon, with a time of 1:46:13, while Highlands Ranch resident Bryce Vrabel finished 3rd with a time of 1:51:00.

The two boys were members of the cross- country team at RHMS and enjoyed competing in their first 1/2 marathon. Asked how he felt at the end of the race, Pearson remarked, “I felt tired! As soon as I saw I was second, I was really happy though!” Pearson and Vrabel had both competed in 5k runs prior to this event, but this was their first long-distance event. Due to their strong finishes, they both look forward to competing in another 1/2 marathon.



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