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Chicopee’s Shannon McAndrew, Northampton’s Aidan Gilson to compete in Tommy Cochary High School Mile

August 11, 2015

A grant of $2500 will be awarded to the school of the winner's to be used in a way that implements change in athletics or wellness, such as new equipment, team uniforms, or after-school wellness activities.

From Mark C. Volain, Mass Live

Class of 2015 distance runners Shannon McAndrew and Aidan Gilson have been selected as members of the 20-runner field for this Saturday's Tommy Cochary High School Mile, an event in conjunction with Sunday's New Balance Falmouth Road Race.

According to a media release, "the high school Mile was renamed three years ago in honor of Tommy Cochary, a young Falmouth runner who was killed in a drunk-driving accident in 1990. The Falmouth Road Race was a huge part of the family’s life, and athletes are chosen to compete not only because they are among the best prep Milers in Massachusetts, but also because they embody Tommy’s spirit of an active life and fun-loving attitude, and because they have shown evidence of making smart choices in their lives."

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