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Four come first: Cottage Grove running team wins female marathon relay

The Cottage Grove Random Runners team won the Female Division of the Eau Claire Marathon Relay on May 6 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Teammates Jennifer Lucas, Emily Firchaur, Solvei Baylis and Bridgitt Looney (pictured) posted a combined time of 3:15:27. They beat 112 other teams in the 26.2-mile race, which took runners along the scenic parks and lakes of the Chippewa River valley. Submitted photo courtesy of Carol DeBlieck

The Cottage Grove Random Runners team won the Female Division of the Eau Claire Marathon Relay on May 6 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Teammates Jennifer Lucas, Emily Firchaur, Solvei Baylis and Bridgitt Looney (pictured) posted a combined time of 3 minutes, 15:27 seconds.

They beat 112 other teams in the 26.2-mile race, which took runners along the lakes, parks and streets of the Chippewa River valley.

William Loeffler

William Loeffler is a playwright and journalist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He worked 15 years writing features for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He has also written travel stories based on his trips to all seven continents. He and his wife, Michelle, ran the Boston Marathon in 2009. 

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