Local Runners Compete at Boston Marathon

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BOSTON, Mass. -- Laura Stephen of Great Barrington finished 26th in the women's 60-64 age group at Monday's Boston Marathon, the top Berkshire County finisher in their division at the 128th running of the event.
 
Stephen crossed the finish line in 3 hours, 42 minutes, 52 seconds, 12,633rd in the overall field of more than 30,000 runners who made the trek from Hopkinton to Copley Square in Boston.
 
More than a dozen Berkshire County residents are listed among the finishers on the Boston Athletic Association website.
 
The fastest of that group was Dalton's Alex White, who finished in 2:38:34 to place 358th overall and 291st among men aged 18 to 39.
 
The race was won by Sisay Lemma of Ethiopia in 2:06.17. Kenya's Hellen Obiri was the fastest woman in the field, hitting the tape in 2:22:37.
 
Berkshire County finishers, with time and position in their age group, included:
 
Nicole Armbrust, Williamstown, 3:47:11, 683rd
Jon Bakija, Williamstown, 3:39:43, 584th
Allison Lassoe, Sheffield, 4:21:02, 213rd
Nocola Macewen, Williamstown, 5:08:41, 1,457th
Marc McDermott, Williamstown, 4:03:26, 1,012th
David Oelberg, Lenox, 3:53:12, 437th
Richard Powell, Pittsfield, 4:43:16, 4,327th
Kim Sack, Glendale, 5:12:17, 166th
Ben Scotto, Williamstown, 3:16:26, 371st
Beverly Smith, North Adams, 4:24:40, 241st
Steve St. Clair, Williamstown, 5:38:14, 575th
Laura Stephen, Great Barrington, 3:42:52, 26th
Fabienne Theriault, Pittsfield, 5:46:25, 1140th
Karen Vidoli, Lee, 4:53:35, 414th
Alex White, Dalton, 2:38:34, 291st
Daniel Whitehead, Great Barrington, 4:16:49
David Wilson, Lanesborough, 4:11:53
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Pittsfield Man Killed in West Housatonic Crash

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A city man was killed Saturday evening when the dirt bike he was operating was struck by a pickup truck. 
 
According to police, John Tyska, 34, was westbound on West Housatonic Street when he was struck by a 2022 Honda Ridgeline operated by Peter Schettini, 53, also of Pittsfield, who was traveling south on Plymouth Street. 
 
Tyska was pronounced dead at the scene. 
 
The crash occurred near 664 West Housatonic at about 6:50 p.m. Police, Fire and County Ambulance responded to the scene. 
 
West Housatonic was closed to traffic from Osceola Street to Cadwell Road for approximately four hours while the investigation took place and roadway cleared.
 
The incident is under investigation and police did not report any charges at this point. 
 
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has any information should contact Police Officer Anthony Dayton at 413-448-9700, Ext 543.
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