Across the finish line at the Boston Marathon
Over 30,000 runners from 100 different countries competed in the 127th annual Boston Marathon on April 17 — seven were from Dartmouth.
Sarah Jorge, 21, the youngest Dartmouth runner in this year's marathon, finished with a time of 5:30:07.
For her, the experience was a final attempt to get involved during her final semester at Emmanuel College, where she studies criminology and legal studies.
“At the beginning of the fall semester, I committed to doing everything I can and getting super involved because it is my last year, so this was really the perfect opportunity for me to do this,” she said.
Jorge raised $3,093 for Emmanuel’s student health and wellness charity which she hopes will support more non-collegiate athletes on campus like herself.
“As someone who grew up playing sports, physical and mental health are important factors I continuously prioritize in my life,” she said. “Running allows me to train my physical body as well as my mental resilience which have both positively impacted my college experience.”
Completing the 26.2 mile race is a feat anyone would be proud to accomplish.
Jorge’s family are proud of her successes both academically and athletically.
“Sarah never ceases to amaze us with her determination. We are beyond proud of her and what she accomplished” said Sharon Jorge, Sarah Jorge’s mother.
Other runners from Dartmouth include: Jenna Bouley, 29, who finished with a time of 4:45:13; David Hawkins, 59, who finished with a time of 3:16:50; Zachariah Pettengill, 38, who finished with a time of 3:54:28; Meghan Rogers, 37, who finished with a time of 4:50:54; Molly Rouillard, 33, who finished with a time of 3:34:28 and Patricia Baptiste, 44, who finished with a time of 3:43:30.