Prairie Striders Running Club members Bruce Allen, 54, of Flandreau, and Nancy Scholl, 60, of Brookings, ran in the 121st Boston Marathon on Monday.
Allen, a Boston veteran, started out fast, hitting the halfway mark in 1:50:08 and finished in 4:38:33 for an overall 10:38 pace.
Scholl, running Boston for the second time, finished in 4:05:13 after running the first half in 2:00:20. Her overall pace was 9:22.
Connor Branick, one year removed from the SDSU track/cross country team, finished his Boston debut in 2:56:05 after hitting the halfway point in 1:22:59 for a 6:43 pace.
Branick, 23, of Sioux Falls, finished 994th out of 30,074 finishers. He was 734th out of nearly 12,000 runners in the age 18-39 age division. He finished 938th out of 16,376 male runners.
That means there were 13,698 female runners. Fifty years ago, there was one – Katherine Switzer, who marked the anniversary by running the course again at age 70.