Saturday, April 23, 2011
FEATURE: Family moment at the 5K run
Knelt over on her mother's lap, Sammy Gouge, 10, smiles as her mother Michelle rubs her back after completing the fifth annual Great Lakes Loons Pennant Race on Saturday at Dow Diamond. Sammy Gouge finished the run in 27 minutes, 56 seconds, and as she crossed the finish line, Sammy ran right out of her shoes. She said she felt like she was going to vomit afterward, and that is why her mother pulled her into the grass and began to console her. "I told myself, I have to finish this race," Sammy Gouge said. "No matter what happens, I kept saying. Now, I feel like I'm going to throw up, but it was worth it."