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Seminarian Tyler Bischoff wins Higgins Lake Race
Seminarian Tyler Bischoff and Fr. Joseph Muszkiewicz competed in the second annual Higgins Lake Sunrise Run in June. Bischoff won the half marathon in a time of 1:18:41.2 which was a pace of six minutes per mile. Fr. Muszkiewicz ran the 5K race, finishing fifth in his age group with a time of 36:43. Bischoff, from East Tawas, graduated this summer from Pontifical College Josephinum, Columbus, Ohio and is assigned to the parishes of Our Lady of the Lake in Prudenville and St. Michael in Roscommon for the summer. In the fall, he will continue his formation at Pontifical North American College in Rome. Fr. Muszkiewicz was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Gaylord in 2008 and is Pastor of St. Michael in Roscommon, St. Helen in St. Helen, Our Lady of the Lake in Prudenville, St. Hubert in Higgins Lake and St. James in Houghton Lake. (Photo courtesy of the Houghton Lake Resorter.)