Cowden qualifies for Boston Marathon
A Wallaceburg runner has qualified for the Boston Marathon.
On Sunday July 16, two Wallaceburg athletes, Joe Perry and Bryan Cowden, participated in the Friendly Massey Marathon in Northern, Ontario.
Both runners represented Wallaceburg very well.
Cowden finished in the top 5 overall with a time of 3:08, qualifying him for the Boston Marathon.
Perry finished 13th overall with a time of 3:27.
Although a very valiant effort was made by Perry, he was just minutes short of Boston qualifying time.
Perry’s friend Adam Rundell flew from Massachusetts to help with Perry and Cowden’s pace.
Perry still has six weeks left to qualify for Boston 2018.
This will be Cowden’s first Boston Marathon.
He only started running just four years ago.
Cowden will join Brian Horrobin as the only two Wallaceburg representatives so far for the April 2018 marathon.
Dresden Raceway results
Three horses will be going into next week’s $11,600 final of the Mark Austin Pacing Series undefeated.
STEP IN MY GROOVE won for the second time in a row at the local half mile track’s Mark Austin Pacing Series for driver Nick Steward in 2:00.3. The four-year-old Rambarran gelding is owned by Pam Loomis and trained by Bill Kirkpatrick.
ALYSSA MARIE and Alex Lilley finished second while MY GREEK PRINCESS and Tyler Borth were third.
The second division of the Austin Pacing Series rookies saw ACTION TOWN and driver/trainer Donnie Rankin head to the winner’s circle for the second week in a row. The three-year- old Mister Big gelding paced the mile in 2:02 for owner Ken Sommer.
Mark Williams guided GOT IT MADE to a second place finish while BEER AND A HAIRCUT and Tyler Borth finished in a dead heat for third with THRILLER NIGHT and Garrett Rooney.
PULL THE SHADE and Rooney also made it two in a row in the Mark Austin Pacing Series for driver Rooney in 1:59.3. The three-year- old Dragon Again filly is owned by Sherri Abbot of Windsor and trained by Steve Roberts. YOU SAID IT and Steward were second while Williams was at the controls for third place finisher GMC TROOPER.
ABITOFALRIGHT was the winner of the fourth division of pacers for Steward in 2:03.2. Kirkpatrick is the owner and trainer of the seven-year- old Blissfull Hall gelding.
Rooney was in the race bike for second place finisher SENIOR PLAYER while Bad Blake and Alex Lilley finished third. Rooney scored four wins on the day to give him 20 on the season at Dresden Raceway as the leading dash driver.
Sunday’s handle was $24,666.
For the full result from the day of racing, click here.
Wallaceburg Minor Baseball scores
Last Tuesday, the Legion Branch 18 Ladies Auxiliary Girls u12 Fastball Warriors just fell short of the Corunna Giants with a score of 9-7.
Also on Tuesday, the Stubby Goat Peewee OBA Warriors cut the Corunna Giants down to size, 9-5.