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Runners honor the life of Ben Tucker

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KENNEWICK, WA.-- Friday, friends, family, and former teammates gathered at horse heaven hills park today in Kennewick for a run in honor of Benjamin Tucker, a student at Southridge High School. The runners had nothing but kind things to say about Ben, who was a member of the cross country and track teams, as well as a musician and honors student. The Sam Smith, the event's organizer tells us how special Ben was to the community. 
 

"He's just a talented, happy, athletic, musical boy," Sam told KNDU, "I've known Ben since he was a young boy I'm a neighbor. I've loved seeing him around the neighborhood. He's a happy boy, fun to tease with, and a real joy to have in the neighborhood."

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