[caption id="attachment_30320" align="aligncenter" width="696"]<img class="size-large wp-image-30320" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2017\/11\/2017-Tooth-Fairy-200-Champions-3000x2250.jpg" alt="" width="696" height="522" \/> Front Row: Colton Anderson (left) and Nevaeh Coleman; Second Row: Chris Thompson (left), Owyn O\u2019Dell and Bella Douglas; Back Row: Jayla Ramey (left) and Collin Friend.[\/caption]\r\n<h1>The Tenth Annual Tooth Fairy 200 meter foot race was held in conjunction with the Halloween carnival, drug awareness and fire safety month at White Sulphur Springs Elementary school.<\/h1>\r\nOne hundred and seventy-three runners in grade K-2nd ran a 200m course around the playground, racing against the clock for sprinters glory. Categories for racers were by grade level with the fastest times for boys and girls being crowned Tooth Fairy Grand Champions.\r\n\r\n\u201cThis was an idea that was cooked up ten years ago to get the younger students involved with fitness, hygiene and to tie their own shoes,\u201d said physical education teacher Tracy Asbury. It worked as several kids learned to tie shoes during the week. \u201cThat\u2019s a lot less bending over for faculty and parents, less tripping too,\u201d Asbury added, laughing.\r\n\r\nThis year\u2019s titles were won by second graders Collin Friend winning for the third time in three tries to take the Boys Grand Champion with a lap of 33.11 seconds. Second grader Jala Ramey recorded a lap of 38.43 seconds to win the Girl\u2019s Grand Champion trophy. Grand Champions were awarded a special certificate and some gifts while grade level champions received recognition at a school assembly and prizes.\r\n\r\n\u201cWith good running times being turned in each year, either the course is shrinking or my students are getting faster,\u201d said Asbury. \u201cThere were no new records set this year, but there were probably more teeth missing than in years past. The thing about this race is that we will have new qualifiers all of the time,\u201d he said. \u201cThe Tooth Fairy is the busiest dude I know of, even busier than Santa and Easter Bunny. There isn\u2019t a recession with the Tooth Fairy.\u201d\r\n\r\nThis has become quite the prestigious award for K-2 students, adding to the saying, \u201cThe will to win must be accompanied by the will to prepare.\u201d\r\n\r\n\u201cAll of the excitement and anticipation for the race encourages the younger students to work harder in PE class,\u201d said Asbury.\r\n\r\nIn closing, Asbury and the students would like to dedicate this year\u2019s race to Coach Robert Zopp whose tireless work with youth in Greenbrier County and his mentorship with other coaches and teachers will endure long past his life. In his living memory, we dedicate the 2017 WSSES Tooth Fairy 200. The list of winners is as follows:\r\n\r\n<strong>WINNERS OF THE 2017<\/strong>\r\n\r\n<strong>WSSES TOOTH FAIRY 200<\/strong>\r\n\r\n<strong>\u201cMissing teeth and tying shoes\u201d<\/strong>\r\n\r\nGrand Champions:\r\n\r\nBoy: Collin Friend 33.11, 2nd, Mrs. Londeree\r\n\r\nGirl: Jayla Ramey 38.43, 2nd, Mrs. Miller\r\n\r\nKindergarten Champions:\r\n\r\nBoy: Colton Anderson 43.06 Mrs. Stacy\r\n\r\nGirl: Nevaeh Coleman 43.22 Mrs. Stacy\r\n\r\nFirst Grade Champions:\r\n\r\nBoy: Chris Thompson 36.46 Mrs. Weikle\r\n\r\nGirl: Bella Douglas 38.82 Mrs. Weikle\r\n\r\nSecond Grade Champions:\r\n\r\nBoy: Owyn O\u2019Dell 35.17 Mrs. Miller\r\n\r\nGirl: Rayne Miller 39.85 Mrs. Miller\r\n\r\nA total of 173 students qualified and participated.