Running To Honor Jordan


Vickie Lawrence, above right, and her daughter, Amanda Piro, who are both graduates of Pierson High School, competed in the 43rd annual Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C., on October 28 as part of Team Jordan, which was formed in honor of Lance Corporal Jordan C. Haerter, another Pierson graduate and Marine who died in action while serving in Iraq in 2008.

It was the second Marine Corps Marathon (26.2 miles) for Lawrence, who works in the Sag Harbor School District, and for Piro, who now lives in California. Team Jordan had 18 runners participate in the 10K and marathon this year coming in from New York, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and California.