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NEWS | Sept. 26, 2008

Team Lackland represents in 12th AF Marathon

By Patrick Desmond 37th Training Wing Public Affairs

Team Lackland competed in the 12th annual United States Air Force Marathon at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Saturday, contributing runners to the marathon, half-marathon and men and women's 10k relay team events.

Laura Baugh and Zachary Foulk represented Air Force Education and Training Command in the full marathon event.

Foulk led Team Lackland and all military runners, crossing the marathon finish-line in 2:38:04 earning him first place in the men's overall military category and third place among all runners.

"I am glad that I was able to do well and represent AETC and Lackland," Foulk said. "I thought a great crowd came out to compete and support the marathon."

Laura Baugh finished the marathon in 3:32:55, coming in 190th out of 1,798 runners in the competition, placing third in the her age group and 13th of all female marathon runners.

"The experience was awesome," Baugh said. "I met my stated goal and ran a personal record."

Team Lackland also won the 10k military relay team honors with their total time of 2:45:51.

Running for the male relay was Michael Tankersley, Jason Logue, Gary Walters and Noe Manrrique.

Brig. Gen. Len Patrick, 37th Training Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Juan Lewis, 37th Training Wing command chief, both competed in the half-marathon, finishing in 2:01:38 and 2:12:07 respectively.

Infinity Smith, Rebecca Mendoza, Krystal Cruz and Amie Caouette represented Lackland's women relay team in the 10k event.

Nathan Peters, 19, (Grayling, MI) won the marathon in 2:30:47.

Zachary Foulk will represent Lackland at the San Antonio Rock 'n' Roll half- marathon on Nov. 16.