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It wasn’t the loud bang that scared Kelli-an Lawrance as she stood in line at a Boston Starbucks last week.
It was the math the Brock professor did after learning the noise she heard while making her way back to her hotel after crossing the Boston Marathon finish line was a bomb.
Once news of the terror attacks began to sink in, Lawrence calculated the race time of a friend and running mate, and realized she would have reached the finish line just as the two blasts happened that killed three people and wounded more than 200.
Phone calls to find answers proved futile, given cellphone networks were strained and jammed.
“By then, I was so afraid,” said Lawrance, an associate professor in Community Health Sciences. “I was so frantic.”