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Januszewski leads area Boston Marathon runners

Eric Januszewksi, 26, of Grove City posted the 11th-fastest time by a Minnesotan at the 118th running of the Boston Marathon Monday. He completed the 26.2 mile run in 2:46.21(674 overall) in only his third marathon.

Other area times include — Atwater: Kimberly Brekke, 38, 3:59.13; New London, Tom Taunton, 54, 3:44.54; Beth Van Gulijk, 48, 4:16.49; Roger Heinen, 53, 4:17.24; Spicer: Kristine Fladeboe Duininck, 40, 3:33.16; Willmar: Tracy Sik, 44, 3:44.54; Thomas Ost, 54, 3:50:38.

Correction: Atwater Karting starts May 10

The Atwater Karting Speedway season starts May 10 and is on Saturdays.

The racing program starts at 6 p.m. (Gates open at 3 p.m.) Race dates follow on May 17, June 7, June 21, July 12, July 26, Aug. 9, Aug. 23 and Sept. 6 (championship).

Zavala gets tough call at Golden Gloves tournament

Elroy Zavala went 1-and-1 at the Upper Midwest Gold Gloves Tournament over the weekend.

Zavala defeated Tavarus Roberts, the defending 132-pound champion, on Saturday night with a solid three rounds, including inflicting a standing 8-count on the Region 1 champ (Minneapolis metro) in the first round.

On Sunday, the 18-year-old Region 4 champ out of the Willmar club lost to Richard Quinterio of Region 1 (St. Paul) in a controversial finish.

According to manager/coach Kirk Davis, Zavala was winning the round when he took an upper cut to the jaw and then was pushed into the ropes, landing on all four. The referee jumped in and immediately stopped the fight, though “Eloy was not hurt; he told me he was fine,” Davis insisted.

“The ref might have thought (Eloy) was hurt but in a championship bout you need to give the boxer his 8-count to see if they are able to continue.”

Davis told the Tribune that he got support from regional officials but the referee’s perplexing decision to halt the fight without a standing eight-stop held up.

“Eloy is a senior and is going to be a Marine. With his work ethic his future is bright,” commented his coach.

Wollin wins Johnnies’ hoops Hustle Award

Mitch Wollin (Litchfield) has been named co-winner of the St. John’s University’s men’s basketball team’s Hustle Award. He shares the award with senior captain and point guard Kevin McKenzie.

Wollin, a 6-foot-4 sophomore wing, played in nine games for the Johnnies, who finished fourth in the MIAC with a 13-7 record (15-7 overall).