Swenson: Ultra finish
In case you missed it, Andover’s Will Swenson completed his Ultra-Marathon challenge Oct. 21 by finishing third in the Ghost Train 100-miler in a personal-best time of 16:08. That came on the heels of taking first at the TARC Fall Classic 50K in 4:08 on Sept. 30.
Running in support of the New England Innocence Project, for which he raised $4,839, Swenson ran five races over six months, starting with the Boston Marathon, for a total of 269.2 miles.
In addition to the three races mentioned, he ran the Ultra Race of Champions 100K in Virginia in May and the North Face Endurance 50-Miler in June.
Gaughan takes 5th
Exeter’s Jacqueline Gaughan finished fifth over the weekend at the Foot Locker nationals in San Diego, running a 5K time of 17:44. The week before, Manchester West junior Julia Robitaille, who came on strong this fall and was the New England champion, finished 13th out