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Bevis Regains Running Form

KSCB News - February 16, 2010 12:00 am

Cheri Bevis looks like someone who has done this before. She was winded but hardly out of breath after cruising to another Pancake Day victory with a time of 1:03 seconds Tuesday in Liberal. She last won the race in 2004 in 1:00 after winning in 2003 in 1:01.52. Bevis says even though she made it look easy, it wasn’t. “It feels good,” Bevis said just before some of her students lauded her efforts Tuesday at the finish line on Lincoln. “I was really nervous because I didn’t train because it was a last second thing. It kind of comes back to you.” The 33 year old mother of two is a teacher and coach at West Middle School. She says she ran the race to teach a lesson to her students about getting involved. Bevis has certainly done that. She joins Lisa Spillman (1999-2001), Shelia Turner (1975, 76, 80), Mary Collingwood (1957-59), and Binnie Dick (1953-55) as retired three time winners. Liberal leads the friendly series with Olney, England 35-25 with one no contest. Liberal’s won four in a row and 11 of the last 12. Another West Middle School teacher Mikayla Knudsen came in second and Southwest Medical Center Accounting Manager Lindsey Moors placed third.


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