Butte Central graduate runs Boston Marathon

BOSTON — Monday’s Boston Marathon field included a former Butte Central Maroon.

Jackie (Cortese) Mrachek, who played basketball and softball before graduating BC in 1996, ran the 26.2-mile course in 3 hours, 35 minutes, 45 seconds. That put her in 12,980th place out of out of 25,314 runners.

She finished the marathon with a pace of 8 minutes, 23 seconds per mile. (Splits)

Mrachek, 44, is the director of pediatric therapies at Sanford Health in Bismark, North Dakota. She was an All-State first baseman on Butte Central’s 1996 softball team, which was inducted into the Butte Sports Hall of Fame in 2015.

Peres Jepchirchir of Kenya won the women’s race, finishing in 2:21:01. Evans Chebet of Kenya won the men’s race in 2:06:51.