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First-ever South Belt 5K run honors legacy of Barry Harris

First-ever South Belt 5K run honors legacy of Barry Harris
Posted on 11/12/2019
First-ever South Belt 5K run honors legacy of Barry HarrisSeven Dobie High School teachers have started a new tradition that will provide scholarship money for students for years to come. The teachers organized South Belt’s first-ever 5K run, which took place on Saturday morning.

Sunny skies gave way to over 200 runners who came together to raise funds for the Barry E. Harris Scholarship Fund, created in memory of its namesake, Barry Harris, a Dobie teacher who was passionate about sports and providing the best for students. Harris passed away in June 2018 after a long battle with cancer. 

While the race was geared toward raising funds for students, individuals of all age groups were able to participate in the race. In fact, the first three runners to finish were Dobie High school track students. The first place trophy was awarded to Javier Martinez, with a time of 18.04.1. Second place, with a time of 18.35.5, was awarded to Brandon Williams. Third place was awarded to Michael Medina, with a time of 19.49.5. The race raised roughly $6,500 for graduating seniors from Dobie High School, who have lettered in at least one athletic program.

The scholarship program was designed to honor Harris’ memory and provide graduates with monetary assistance to go to college. The Barry E. Harris Memorial Scholarship Fund recently awarded its first scholarship as a two-year package ($1,000 per year for two years) to Camille Smith, a tennis player that will be attending the University of Texas at Austin to major in neuroscience.

South Belt Barry Harris 5K run

South Belt Barry Harris 5K run

South Belt Barry Harris 5K run

South Belt Barry Harris 5K run

South Belt Barry Harris 5K run

South Belt Barry Harris 5K run

South Belt Barry Harris 5K run

South Belt Barry Harris 5K run

South Belt Barry Harris 5K run