MARATHON HIGH SCHOOL HOSTS XCOUNTRY MEET

The 5K course passes the beautiful Sombrero Beach in Marathon.

Marathon hosted Key West and Coral Shores in their first home cross country meet of the season. The Lady Fins Rain Banks crossed the finish line blocks ahead of the competition with the top three finishers all Marathon. In the boy’s division Marathon brothers Jonathon and Owen Pitchford placed first and third, with Key West runner Thor Eriksson taking second. To see more local sports photos by Barry Gaukel or purchase copies, visit shadypalmphotography.com.

The 5K course passes the beautiful Sombrero Beach in Marathon.
Marathon’s Rain Banks wins the girls 5K with a time of 23:24
Marathon’s Owen Pitchford placed third.
Key West runner Thor Eriksson finishes in second.
Marathon High School Jonathon Pitchford crosses the finish line with a winning time of 16:33.

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Started my photojournalist at age 14 with the prestigious “Mustang News” (Gardner Jr. High newsletter). I spent 25 years as a Firefighter/Paramedic for the City of Lansing, retiring to the Keys in 2006 with my wife Lori to open Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography in Marathon. www.Shadypalmphotography.com