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Food bank filled by Gobble Wobble

By Brittany Walker/reporter

Contestants wobbled on South Campus for charity at the 11th annual Gobble Wobble.

This year with approximately 230 participants, the fun run raised 2,193 pounds of canned goods for the Tarrant Area Food Bank.

The first to finish the two-mile fun run was Karim Zeglam from the male 18-36 running division. Zeglam finished in 12 minutes, 18 seconds.

Zeglam is excited about winning and plans to participate next year.

“I plan on getting a faster time,” he said.

Matt Howze followed Zeglam for second place in the male 18-36 running division with Coda Yazzie in third.

The first female to finish was India Martin from the 18-36 running division followed by Angela Dillon in second and Stacey Thorne in third.

Gobble Wobble’s main purpose is to supply food for the Tarrant Area Food Bank, but it also promotes health and wellness. It’s also enjoyable for those who participate, said Staci Smith, South health and physical education instructor.

“It gets the students exercising on a pretty day,” she said. “Plus, it helps them contribute back to the community.”

First-time student participant Albaro Tinoco was also pleased with the fun run’s purpose.

“It’s great for those people who need it,” he said.

Each contestant donated five cans of food, and the first 200 participants received a T-shirt.

The participation for the Gobble Wobble has been more than 200 for some time, Smith said.

“Every year, we order 200 shirts, and every year, we run out,” she said.

HPE department chair Tim Johnson explained the reason behind Gobble Wobble’s continued success.

“Every year, we get better and better because of the students,” he said.

Dr. Ernest Thomas, South Campus president, praised the event.

“I am very pleased that Tim Johnson and his team have been consistent in providing the learning community with this opportunity,” he said. 

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