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All was calm leading up to the first race of the day in the para division.

Once the gun sounded, not only did the runners get moving, so did the rain. The hardest rain of the day started with the gun, then stopped as the athletes crossed the finish line. It was a cruel move by mother nature. Bennett Rehman could hardly feel his hands as he made his way into the long finish chute for the final sprint.

Rehman represents White Rock Christian Academy.

“My tactic was to start slower at the beginning and then move forward in the race from there. It really paid off and my coaches have really trained me well. I am so thankful for them. I have never been first before, so it is an exciting time for me,” shared Rehman. Rehman clocked a 10:36 finish time, nearly a minute ahead of his closest competitor. The top-three was rounded out by Ronin Weins and Chima Obi.