Medical workers at scene of explosion near Boston Marathon finish line, Massachusetts. Photo courtesy: Associated Press
BOSTON, Mass. (WZZM) - According to the Boston Marathon's website, at least 97 runners from West Michigan registered for Monday's race; however at least 19 local entrants were not listed on the race results page.
Organizers stopped the race shortly after two explosions erupted around 2:45 p.m. near the finish line. Not every entrant had finished the race at that time.
This year, 26 people from Grand Rapids registered for the Boston Marathon, but two men, 29-year-old Chad Yerrick and 65-year-old John Campbell, were not listed on the race results page.
From Holland, 14 people entered the Boston Marathon, but six were not listed on the race results page. Their names include 35-year-old Virginia Beard, 49-year-old Rick Ganzi, 60-year-old Lin Light, 56-year-old Carol Neckel, 61-year-old Dave Willard and 46-year-old Nancy Wooley.
Of the six Spring Lake entrants, three did not have their race results posted on the Boston Marathon website, including 61-year-old Jeffrey Kommit, 39-year-old Scott Smith and 57-year-old Astrid Wingard.
Three Kalamazoo native's names were also missing from the race results page-- 41-year-old Mary Kate Goodwin-Kelly, 56-year-old Mark Novotny and 65-year-old Dean Macvicar. Lauren Macvicar and 15 other entrants finished the race.
Grand Haven is home to three of the entrants; one of them, 53-year-old Eric Repaal, was not listed on the race results page.
Four runners from Zeeland also registered for the marathon; two of them-- 36-year-old Keith Shoemaker and 44-year-old Beverly Smith were not listed on the race results page.
Among the entrants were two Grandville men; 50-year-old David Oosterman was not listed on the race results page.
And one runner from Kentwood, 32-year-old Amanda Dennison, was not listed on the race results page. Two other runners from Kentwood finished the race before the explosion.
Both runners from Battle Creek finished the race, as well as the three runners from Wyoming and Muskegon's lone entrant. All runners from Ada, Caledonia, Lowell and Rockford crossed the finish line.
Families trying to locate loved ones can call (617) 635-4500. Runners World, a premiere runners magazine, also advises runners to put a voice mail on their phone to inform family members that they are okay.