The Boston Marathon listed seven participants from Denton and one each from Hickory Creek and Providence Village.
Residents having been following social media pages to share and find news about friends and co-workers participating.
Judith Jenny Rogers went to the Facebook page of UNT economics professor Janice Hauge and posted, “Janice asked me to post an update: ‘We were there, but ran & are fine. Thanks to God for taking care of us. Prayers for the others.’”
Hauge finished about 20 minutes before the bomb went off, according to finish times posted by the Boston Marathon.
Patrick Zimmerer, a UNT engineering graduate and employee at Weber Aircraft, also finished before the bomb went off. He posted on his own Facebook page, “We are all ok up here. Don’t know any details. Lots of cops and ambulances everywhere.”
Brandi Waits, a friends of Denton city employee Kathy Lambert, of Providence Village, posted on Lambert’s page that she had talked with her and that Lambert was ok. Stacey Blaylock’s brother, Christopher Blaylock, posted on a similar message on his sister’s page. Both Lambert and Blaylock also finished the marathon.
The Boston Marathon reported Denton residents Michael Dooley finishing at 2:47 and Sonia Soprenuk at 3:37, but no other information was available. Hickory Creek resident Haley Pollard finished at 3:17.