Local runners compete in marathon

Fourteen local residents participated in the Walker North Country Marathon last weekend
In the team marathon event, John LaPlant and Kerri Tolen placed fourth overall in the 30-39 mixed division with a time of 3:26:10.
Doris Barton and Bob Tkachuk finished 14th overall in the mixed division (3:47:17) while Connee Badiuk and Ben Andrusco teamed up for 15th (3:53:00).
Finishing fifth overall in the men’s division–and first overall in the 40-45 age category–were Don DeBenedet and Lorne Ricard (3:06:33).
Jason Kabel and Dave Gangesi were 28th overall (4:17:16).
In the 10K run portion of the marathon, Boyd Badiuk finished second overall in the boys’ group with a time of 49:28, with Heather Dutton finishing fourth (59:32).
Among the adults, Teresa Hazel finished sixth overall in the 30-43 age group (57:36) while Gina Sigurdson was 11th in the 35-39 division (58:31).