Matt Jones has been the online sports editor for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette since 2010. He is also a feature writer for Hawgs Illustrated magazine and is currently pursuing a Masters degree in journalism.
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.