Jefferson County 4-H runners/walkers receive awards state 5K


Jefferson County’s 24-person delegation swept two age categories as well as the County Attendance Award at the 2013 Arkansas 4-H Youth and Family 5K Trail Run/Walk held at the C.A. Vines Arkansas 4-H Center.

“This annual event is part of a statewide effort to encourage more youth and families to embrace healthy lifestyles and be more physically active,” said Pia Woods, Jefferson County Extension agent for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. “The county was well-represented by a delegation which included 11 adults and 13 youth.”

Among the delegation’s achievements during the April 13 race:

  • · Jawan Johnson, of the Keep It Moving (KIM) 4-H Club, and Brian Livingston, of the Healthy Clovers 4-H Club, won second and third place, respectively, in the 9-11-year-old category;
  • · Tevin Livingston, of the Healthy Clovers 4-H Club, won third place in the 12-14-year-old category;

Jefferson County runners swept all three places in the 15-18-year-old category. Ariel Withers and Brentney Sargent of the Teen Leader 4-H Club won first and second place, and Sargent’s sister, Yamnah, took third place. Though not a 4-H member herself, Yamnah ran in support of the Jefferson County members.

Tumiga Livingston, main leader of the Healthy Clovers 4-H Club, ShaRhonda Johnson, of the Keep It Moving (KIM) 4-H Club and Yamina Hawkins placed first, second and third, in the 30-39-year-old category.

Also participating in the 5K were Kimberly Williams, main leader for the Keep It Moving (KIM) 4-H Club, Kimerra Handley, Cheyenne Minton, Shelby Minton, Richard Boyd, Phillip Dowell, Jayla Johnson, Keyondra Sanders, Glonda Arnold, Aretha Withers, Karla Williams, Jalyn Williams, Simeon Brooks, Samaria Brooks and Asia Brooks.