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Public Affairs : Marathon Team runs Army Ten-Miler

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Marathon Team runs Army Ten-Miler
By Class of 2013 Cadet Johannes K. Olind

The West Point Marathon Team participated Oct. 21 in the 28th running of the Army 10 Miler in Washington, D.C.

The Marathoners were led by the Class of 2013 Cadet Colin Chapman who finished in a blazing 58:05 earning him 142nd place overall. Following closely behind was Class of 2014 Cadet Adam Irons (58:10, 146th) and Class of 2013 Cadets Johannes Olind (58:49, 166th) and Nathaniel Einfeldt (1:00:31, 263rd). Bringing up the rear for the men were Class of 2015 Cadets David Richardson (1:03:04, 416th) and Austin Semmel (1:03:23, 449th).

The men’s team finished in 24th place overall and 11th in the Commander’s Cup division with a combined time of 3:55:33 for its top for runners.

On the women’s side the Marathoners were led by the Class of 2014 Cadet Mackenzie Vaughn in 1:11:48 taking 1559th place overall and 185th in the women’s age category. Following closely was the Class of 2016 Cadet Mackenzie Riford (1:13:33, 1905th Overall) who took 2nd place in the Women’s 19 and Under division and was followed closely by her classmate Tiffany Matthews (1:24:13, 5329th).

Before the race the team visited the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery to pay their respects to all those generations of American Soldiers known and unknown who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. Following the Army Ten-Miler, cadets met with a number of high-ranking officers including the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. Lloyd Austin, USMA Superintendent Lt. Gen. David H. Huntoon Jr., as well as former Commandants of Cadets Maj. Gen. Michael Linnington and Maj. Gen William Rapp; and the incoming Commandant of Cadets Brig. Gen. Richard Clarke.