Suffolk shines in Tidewater Striders event

Published 9:47 pm Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Multiple first place finishers, including an overall winner, represented Suffolk in Sunday’s Tidewater Striders Distance Series which was held at the Dismal Swamp Canal Trail in Chesapeake.

At the nine-mile distance, Billy Chorey Jr. took first out of all 44 male runners, which ranged in age from 25 to 73. The 32-year-old Chorey finished in 54 minutes and 49 seconds, four seconds faster than the runner-up.

Forty-year-old Christopher Leblanc was the fastest of two nine-mile runners in the 40 to 44 age group, finishing with a time of 1:11.49.

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Corey Baxter, 31, was alone in the 30 to 34 age group, traversing the nine miles with a time of 1:05:40.