Oxbow Creek Students Race High Schoolers for Good Cause
Just before going on winter break, students at a Oxbow Creek Elementary in Brooklyn Park took part in an epic competition against a group of elite athletes from Champlin Park High School.
“Year after year, our Oxbow students really step up to the challenge and they have never lost a contest during our relay race,” said Dan Masloski, an Oxbow Creek teacher. “It’s amazing. We love it.”
For the first time in four years, Oxbow Creek held its much-anticipated relay race event on Friday.
Oxbow Creek students participated in a food drive just before Thanksgiving, and the two classes that brought in the most food were given the opportunity to challenge a group of Champlin Park athletes in a relay race inside Oxbow Creek’s gymnasium.
On paper, it may seem like a David vs. Goliath matchup, but don’t let the size and athleticism of the Champlin Park athletes fool you.
“It’s a lot harder than it looks,” said Reese Axness, a Champlin Park volleyball player. “Just jumping over the big towers, and then you got to run. [The second graders] were super quick, so it’s hard to beat them.”
In the first of the two races held on Friday, the second graders came out on top.
“I was trying to run fast, but that’s not the key,” said Resham KC, an Oxbow Creek second grader. “It’s just trying your best. Not like super hard, just like trying your best.”
During the food drive, the Oxbow Creek students collected 4,500 items of food for Second Harvest Heartland in Brooklyn Park.