Justin Garrard of Ottawa ran the California International Marathon on Dec. 4 in Sacramento, Calif. Garrard, a 2005 graduate of Centre High School, placed 60th overall and 8th in his age division, competing against 6,000 runners. His time of 2 hours, 33 minutes, 46 seconds qualifies him to run in the Boston Marathon.
Garrard was a 2009 NAIA all-American marathon runner. Garrard is currently a graduate assistant at Ottawa University, coaching cross-country and track. Garrard will receive his master’s degree in business administration in May.