After a summer of dealing with the side effects of a bout with COVID-19, Whitman-Hanson Regional High senior cross county and track standout Myah Kamperides was on the course this past Sunday.
Myah and her sister Savannah, a sophomore, took part in the Falmouth Road Race.
“The race was the most fun I have had all summer,” Myah said. “I had COVID back in May and haven’t been the same since. The Falmouth Road Race made me re-love running and built a sense of confidence for my senior cross country season.”
Myah placed 15th out of 156 runners in the female age 15 to 19 group, while Savannah placed 33rd. It wasn’t Myah’s first time running the seven-mile course — and it won’t be their last.
“I ran the race back in 2019 after my biology teacher, Ms. Geagan, had offered me a spot to run through her running group,” Myah said. “I had so much fun and instantly knew I was going to continue racing. Since this past spring was Savannah’s first year of high school track she decided to do it with me since our charity group had another opening. It will definitely be an annual tradition from now on.”
Together, the two raised also almost $2,000 for the Lurie Center for Autism through Mass General.
“Our mom’s co-worker has a son with autism who runs for the same cause every year,” Myah said. “They had gotten in contact with my mom and of course I was going to run for such a great charity. Our older sister, Lexie, has Ohdo Syndrome, so I know that life may get tough sometimes for people with special needs.”
Great event for a great cause.