86 Northern Utahns, including Olympian Ward, running in 2017 Boston Marathon

Thursday , April 13, 2017 - 5:00 AM

MAKENZIE KOCH/Standard-Examiner Staff

One of the world’s largest marathon races takes place Monday, April 17, and 86 Northern Utahns are among the 30,000 runners registered. 

The Boston Marathon always takes place on Patriots’ Day, a Massachusetts state holiday that commemorates the beginning of the American Revolution. 

Kaysville’s Olympian Jared Ward, who took sixth place in the men’s marathon at the 2016 Rio Olympics, will compete in the men’s elite field at the 121st Boston Marathon

With a qualifying time and personal best of 2:11:30, Ward will join 20 of the world’s fastest male runners, including 2016 Boston Marathon champion Lemi Berhanu Hayle of Ethiopia

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“Boston is iconic for marathon running,” Ward said in his Boston Marathon profile. “Since my first marathon in Chicago three years ago, I have dreamed about Boston. I’m thrilled to be running this year and I hope to be able to put together a good race and contend with the best. I feel I have a great opportunity to run with Galen (Rupp), Meb (Keflezighi), Abdi (Abdirahman) and an incredible U.S. field.”

Runners qualify to register by meeting a time standard based on age and gender at a certified marathon during the year. 

Of the 86 runners from Weber, Davis, Box Elder and Morgan counties, the youngest is 23-year-old Colby Papenfuss of North Salt Lake. The oldest is 61-year-old James Davis of Bountiful. 

Davis County has the most runners with 59. Weber County has 19 marathoners and seven people will represent Box Elder County in Boston.

According to the Boston Athletic Association’s entry list, only one person — 48-year-old David Griffith — will represent Morgan County. 

Runners are grouped in waves and will start at different times based on those waves. The race for athletes who are mobility-impaired begins at 6:50 a.m. MDT, with the men’s and women’s wheelchair marathon and the handcycle race starting just minutes after that.

The women’s elite field will take off at 7:32 a.m. and the first wave of general runners, along with the elite men’s group, takes off at 8 a.m. The next three waves of runners will take off at 8:25 a.m., 8:50 a.m. and 9:15 a.m.

Coverage of the Boston Marathon will be aired on NBC Sports Network starting at 6:30 a.m. MDT You can also stream the race live at CBSBoston.com or from the Boston Athletic Association's official site, according to Runner’s World magazine.

You can track your favorite runner’s progress at baa.org, which will publish results at 5-kilometer splits, by entering a name or bib number. The Standard-Examiner will also publish the results for Northern Utah’s runners. 

Below is a full list of Northern Utah’s Boston Marathon participants with their ages and bib numbers.

WEBER COUNTY

Ogden 

Michael Ambrose, 29 — 823 

Melissa J. Bentley, 36 — 13624 

Matt Bugnt, 35 — 3694

Elaine C. Connolly, 31 — 15408 

Susan C. Larsen, 56 — 21967 

Mireia Monmany-Codina, 35 — 15362 

Chad Pauling, 50 — 12884

Roger Paulman, 37 — 6094

Lacey G. Stephens, 29 — 14369

Riverdale

Aaron Eames, 46 — 11102

Heidi B. Pugmire, 33 — 1924

Roy

Kayla Strong, 27 — 4266 

North Ogden

John C. Austin, 49 — 8429

Olivia Brown, 30 — 9669 

South Ogden 

Brittany Blanchard, 41 — 8759 

Robert Nelson, 42 — 4043

Taylor

James Purtell — 11245

West Haven

Debbie K. Maughan, 50 — 19203

Pleasant View

Lindsay B. Sandberg, 39 — 18777

Washington Terrace

Traci Howard, 36 — 16226 

DAVIS COUNTY

Layton

Mary Boyle, 25 — 17508 

Kevin L. Brown, 36 — 6266 

Gab C. Galvan, 34 — 2978 

Tom Kofford, 46 — 9684 

Daren B. Koldewyn, 45 — 10666 

Jennifer M. Koldewyn, 42 — 18405 

Shrry Postel, 54 — 23015 

Sylvia Schulter, 57 — 24592

Kristy Swanson, 44 — 18792 

Maria D. Weller, 45 — 11249

Lisa N. Winmill, 28 — 14088 

Chirstopher A. Yerka, 36 — 1360 

Bountiful

James H. Davis, 61 — 26332 

Jennifer Garlock, 39 — 19019

Douglas S. Griffith, 54 — 9763 

Julie A. Griffith, 52 — 14073

Karen B. Hinkle, 34 — 17220 

Amanda L. Jackson, 26 — 10288 

Bekah D. Johnson, 42 — 14247 

Becky Lebaron, 41 — 11703

Cory Lillywhite, 35 — 6027

Ali Parker, 45 — 14752

Jennifer Quinn Davis, 49 — 22893 

Molly Richards, 40 — 14482 

Natalie D. Staheli, 42 — 12079

Heidi O. Tidwell, 47 — 15151

Ralph Wolfe, 55 — 7581

Kaysville

Suzy W. Cannon, 51 — 23057 

Scott W. Morrison, 47 — 10085 

Orson S. Thornton, 45 — 1574

Alisha Van Orman, 35 — 14493 

Jared Ward, 28 — 20

Janae Wright, 38 — 15214 

Farmington

Lori E. Andres, 56 — 29114

Natalie A. Larson, 37 — 14105 

Shelley Smith, 58 — 29130 

Christopher Thresher, 35 — 2122

Joanna Thresher, 31 — 14183 

Sara Wiebke, 35 — 13386 

Kirsten J. Zesiger, 42 — 14572 

Clearfield

Tammy M. Haws, 32 — 13718

Melanie Perez, 44 — 19014 

Syracuse 

Jennifer Arciaga, 45 — 18348 

Audrey Morrison, 27 — 16006 

Mandee Orton, 42 — 18949

Jeff Sackolwitz, 42 — 5312 

Centerville

Kaylee M. Beckstrand, 26 — 16872 

Preston Gardner, 39 — 331 

Woods Cross

Sara Mathis, 37 — 18254

Tyler J. Mathis, 39 — 6173 

David M. Sheeran, 33 — 1356 

North Salt Lake

Craig J. Lucke, 50 — 13159

Colby J. Papenfuss, 23 — 5105 

Jeff Roundy, 49 — 26723 

Emily K. Sanone, 41 — 11372

Chrystie Zaugg, 39 — 18296

Fruit Heights 

Cassie Hale, 30 — 6281 

Clinton

Erin Rusch, 38 — 14302 

South Weber

Angela E. Wharton, 35 — 19598 

BOX ELDER COUNTY

Brigham City

Grant Singleton, 55 — 18061 

Jodi Wilding, 55 — 24130

Tremonton

James Mickelson, 45 — 18820 

Mantua

Cody R. Hurd, 39 — 2604 

Perry

Carrie M. Hansen, 38 — 29332 

Matt Hansen, 41 — 29331 

Tiffany Swenson, 43 — 18748 

MORGAN COUNTY

Morgan

David Griffith, 48 — 12236 

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