Six current and former Hillsboro residents completed the 10th annual Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City April 24.
Leading the group was Hillsboro High School graduate Tyler Suderman, also a Tabor College student. He finished the 26.2 miles in 3 hours, 33 minutes and 34 seconds to place fourth out of 134 in his division and 167th overall. It was his first marathon.
Carrie Schroeder, also a former Trojan and current Tabor student, crossed the finish line in 4:05:31. HHS graduate Kirsten Cederberg covered the course in 4:19:52. Randy Wiens, a veteran marathoner, was next at 4:31:26. Glen Kliewer, also a multiple marathon finisher, crossed the line with his daughter and first timer Jocelyn Busick of Hutch?inson at 5:03:51.
In the half-marathon, Bob Woelk was the top Hillsboro finisher at 1:44:05 to place fifth out of 195 in the 50-54 age division for males. Audra Schenk came in at 2:01:24 and Melissa Jost followed at 2:28:24. Lindy Wiens crossed at 3:11:00.
In addition to the Hillsboro runners, Ann Leppke of Marion completed the marathon in 5:15:51.
An estimated 23,000 runners competed in the marathon, half-marathon, marathon relay and 5K races this year, the largest group in the event?s history. A total of 2,634 runners finished the marathon, while 7,234 completed the half-marathon.