Fort McCoy News Oct. 27, 2017

McCoy athletes participate,

place in Sparta Half Marathon

First Sgt. Hector Ocasio with Higher Headquarters Company, Fort McCoy Garrison, runs in the half-marathon Oct. 14 en route to a fourth-place finish.
First Sgt. Hector Ocasio with Higher Headquarters Company, Fort
McCoy Garrison, runs in the half-marathon Oct. 14 en route to a
fourth-place finish.
Contributed photo

Several athletes from Fort McCoy ran in the Sparta Half Marathon Oct. 14 with three of those runners earning second, third, and fourth places in the race.

Capt. Adan Rivas with the 181st Multi-Functional Training Brigade earned second place with a time of 1:32:44. Capt. Billy Thomson, also with the 181st, earned third place — clocking in at 1:34:03.

First Sgt. Hector Ocasio with Higher Headquarters Company, Fort McCoy Garrison, placed fourth in 1:36:00.

Also competing were Command Sgt. Maj. Chad Peters with the 181st who finished the race in 1:54:35, and Maj. Gloria Rosario, commandant for Regional Training Site-Maintenance, who finished in 1:57:10.

The event course featured varied terrain features and included part of the Sparta-Elroy Bike Trail.

First Sgt. Hector Ocasio (fourth-place finisher), Capt. Billy Thomson (second place), and Capt. Adan Rivas (third place) stop for a photo together after the race.
First Sgt. Hector Ocasio (fourth-
place finisher), Capt. Billy
Thomson (second place), and
Capt. Adan Rivas (third place)
stop for a photo together after
the race.
   (Article prepared by the Fort McCoy Public Affairs Office.)