Darien well-represented in Pequot Thanksgiving Day Race
Published 1:01 pm, Monday, November 28, 2011
Philadelphia's Cameron Marantz didn't run the five-mile Pequot Thanksgiving Day Race last year, but that didn't stop him from claiming a convincing win by a margin of over 30 seconds with a time of 25:25. Marantz, who also won in 2009, finished over a minute later than he did two years ago. Henry Wynne took second place in 26:09, and Westport's Luke McCambley came in third in 26:11.
Darien's Bobby Johnston and Peter Watson claimed fifth and eighth place with times of 27:09 and 27:25, respectively.
Meredith Anand clocked in at 28:49 to win the women's race, comfortably ahead of second place Sharon Lemberger's 29:16. New Canaan's Hope Krause was the third in the women's race, clocking in at 29:16
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In addition to Johnston and Watson, top Darien runners included Richard Klein (39th place, 29:38), David Watson (47th place, 30:00), Liz Lange Herbert (60ath place, 30:25), David Ott (74th place, 30:48), Marshall Huffman (101st place, 31:45), Ben Olsen (103rd place, 31:49), Mark Desautelle (105th place, 31:51), Trip Shepard (130th place, 32:32), Jon Schoen (162and place, 33:12), Alex Glover (175ath place, 33:30) and Raquel Welsh (236ath place, 34:23).
In total, 4,200 runners finished the race, a new record for the Pequot Thanksgiving Day Race.
The race is a benefit for the Wakeman Boys and Girls Club, the Laddie Lawrence Scholarship Fund, Fairfield Counseling Services, Domestic Violence Crisis Center, Westport EMS, Fairfield Police Explorers, Keystone Club and Weston High School Boosters.