Young Litchfield runner is first female in Florida race
Lily Markavich holds her first female finisher award. Andrea Markavich photo
Lily Markavich, 9, of Litchfield, had quite a performance in the River-N-Rapids 5-K trail race in Thonotosassa, Fla., on Saturday.
Lily was the first female finisher and was fourth overall in the 3.1-mile run with a time of 29:52.2. Lily’s mom, Andrea Markavich, was right behind in 29:52.
"It was a very interesting course with lots of slippery bridges, a suspension bridge, huge roots and a lot of twists and turns,” Andrea Markavich said. “The humidity at race time was crazy.”
Andrea and Lily are in Florida to watch the NCAA women’s Final Four.
Lily will defend her Litchfield Hills Road Race 11 and under title on June 9.