Local Retired School Counselor Injured in Boston Blast

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email
KOLO 8 News Now has confirmed the father of one of the Reno runners in Monday

Courtesy: Frank Kight

KOLO EXCLUSIVE: Frank Kight spoke with us Monday evening about his experience during the Boston Marathon bombings. The good news: he is released from the hospital, and he says his ex-wife Marilyn will be released from a different Boston-area hospital within the next day or two. Hear what happened in his words Monday night on KOLO 8 News Now at 11pm.

SPARKS, NV - KOLO 8 News Now has confirmed the father of one of the Reno runners in Monday's Boston Marathon was injured on the sidelines, while supporting his daughter.

Frank Kight will be released from the hospital Monday night, according to a family member.

Kight and his ex-wife, Marilyn, were both on the sidelines and were "hit in their legs" while supporting daughter Amy Blomquist, an Outward Bound counselor, according to the family member.

The Washoe County School District confirms that Kight is a retired counselor, and the family member tells KOLO 8 News Now he is well-known as a former track coach at the middle school level.

The family member says Blomquist's mother, who no longer resides in northern Nevada, was out of surgery Monday afternoon. No further word on her condition.

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