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ECC Runs with Tackle the Tar

From left, Edgecombe Community College’s Tackle the Tar team included Jala Royster, Tyler Brantley, Francine Long, William Parker, Dr. Harry Starnes, Marianela Lopez, Tyshun Powell, (kneeling) Kevin Lynch, and Rebecca Stamilio Ehret.

Twelve students, faculty, and staff participated on the Edgecombe Community College team for the Tackle the Tar College Run held May 19.

Tackle the Tar is a 5K obstacle course race and family fun day sponsored by the Rocky Mount Rotary Club.

Proceeds support scholarships for local students attending Edgecombe and Nash community colleges and NC Wesleyan College. Last year Edgecombe Community College received $17,000 from Tackle the Tar.

The fastest runner on the ECC team was Dr. Harry Starnes, vice president of instruction, who finished 15th with a time of 33:22.

ECC’s team members were team captain William Parker, Tyler Brantley, Rebecca Stamilio Ehret, Julie Eskew, Te’Quisha Farrow, Francine Long, Marianela Lopez, Kevin Lynch, Tyshun Powell, Martina Richardson, Jala Royster, and Dr. Harry Starnes.

Samanthia Phillips, dean of students, coordinated the ECC team.