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Rainy morning doesn’t deter Coyote Chase Race runners

Coyote Chase Race 2014.

More than 550 runners registered for the 21st annual Coyote Chase Race at Weatherford College this past weekend despite the gloomy weather. Of those runners, 413 came from area schools.

Weatherford Christian School was named the School Challenge Champion with 86 runners, and Curtis Elementary in Weatherford was awarded Most Spirited School.

Medals were awarded in various age groups
for both the 1-mile and 5K routes. The fastest runners of the day went home with trophies and include: 5K overall male winner, Bryan Ruiz of Brock (18:00); 5K overall female winner, Jessie Steele of Weatherford (21:44); 5K masters male winner, Sergio Hernandez of Granbury (19:35); and 5K masters female winner, Cathy Buchanan of Fort Worth (22:53).

The race featured runners of all ages, from school children to senior citizens, including 82-year-old Randy Knotts of Weatherford who completed the 5K with a very respectable time of 37:32.

“Thanks to all of the volunteers, runners, the teachers that brought kids from area schools and the sponsors,” said Brent Baker, Vice President of Institutional Advancement. “It was a great day, and we really appreciate the support and enthusiasm.”

Coyote Chase Race - 5K Winners5K winners: Cathy Buchanan, Sergio Hernandez and Jessie Steele. Not pictured: Bryan Ruiz
Coyote Chase Race - Wfd Christian SchoolWeatherford Christian School won the School Challenge with 86 runners.
Coyote Chase Race - Curtis Elem SchoolCurtis Elementary took home the trophy for Most Spirited School.


Funds raised through the Coyote Chase Race support the Weatherford College Foundation scholarship funds.

For a full listing of all medal winners and runners’ times, go to