Heidi Boynton, 44, of Santa Cruz, right, celebrates with fourth-grade Mini Mermaid members following their run at Bell Avenue Elementary School on Tuesday in Sacramento.
Heidi Boynton, 44, of Santa Cruz, right, celebrates with fourth-grade Mini Mermaid members following their run at Bell Avenue Elementary School on Tuesday in Sacramento. Randy Pench rpench@sacbee.com
Heidi Boynton, 44, of Santa Cruz, right, celebrates with fourth-grade Mini Mermaid members following their run at Bell Avenue Elementary School on Tuesday in Sacramento. Randy Pench rpench@sacbee.com
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