Oconee runners enter Montana marathon

The temperature at one point this morning in Missoula, Montana was 47 degrees.  The cooler temperatures in that Far West state, as well as the higher elevations, will make for conditions that a trio of Oconeeans will weather when they compete in the Missoula Marathon.  Mack Whitmire and Joe and Nikki Rowland, all members of the Salem United Methodist Church, have been accepted as entrants in a 26 mile run known for its scenery.  Whitmire and the Rowlands have trained for the run locally, but they’ll face different challenges presented by the Montana climate.