Matt Jones is the online sports director for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A two-time graduate of the University of Arkansas, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, and voter for the Biletnikoff Award.
Former Hogs place in marathon's top 20
Meb Keflezighi, of the United States, leads Josphat Boit, also from the United States, passed Wellesley College during the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014 in Wellesley. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
FAYETTEVILLE A pair of former University of Arkansas runners finished in the top 20 of Monday's Boston Marathon.
Josphat Boit finished the race in 11th place with a time of 2 hours, 12 minutes, 52 seconds and Scott MacPherson finished with a time of 2 hours, 17 minutes, 46 seconds for 19th place. More than 35,000 runners ran in the race.
Meb Keflezighi won the race with a time of 2 hours, 8 minutes, 37 seconds to become the first American winner of the Boston Marathon since 1983.
Boit was an eight-time all-American and two-time NCAA champion at Arkansas from 2004-06. MacPherson was a three-time all-American from 2005-10.
Boit won the Little Rock Half Marathon in 2013.