DARIEN, Conn. Darien High School senior Michael Johnston, who was part of the Blue Waves history-making cross country team, finished fifth Thursday in the Pequot Runners Thanksgiving Day 5-mile road race in Fairfield.
Johnston finished in 17:09. Cameron Marantz, of Philadelphia, won the race in 25:05, followed by Staples High School junior Henry Wynne and Westports Luke McCambley. Eastons Meredith Anand won the womens race.
Other Darien runners who finished in the top five in their age groups included Peter Watson, who won the 20-29 age division; Liz Herbert, who won the womens 40-49 age group; and Laurie McGrath, who won the womens 60-69 age group.
There were 4,223 finishers in the race, which was run under near ideal conditions beginning at the Wakeman Boys and Girls Club in Southport. Complete results are available online .
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