In 119th running of the Boston Marathon
BOSTON — In one of the wettest Boston Marathons in years, there were 26 Wakefield runners that were entered and who braved the cool, wet elements in the 119th running of the Boston Marathon yesterday among approximately 30,000 entrants.
While Ethiopa’s Lelisa Desisa was crowned the men’s champion in a time of 2:09:17 and Kenya’s Caroline Rotich was the women’s champion with a time of 2:24:55, there were some fine performances by the Wakefield contingent in the 26.2 mile race.
Shawn Conway, 44, was the top Wakefield finisher for the second year in a row as he posted a time of 3:10:85. He ran a time of 3:11:17 a year ago.
Conway bettered the second place Wakefield runner, Lino Mancini, 37. Mancini clocked in at 3:14:38.
The top female finisher from Wakefield was Ceara Mahoney, 35, who timed in at 3:21:19.
The third, fourth and fifth place male finishers among the Wakefield contingent included Gavin Macbeath, 45, John Conley III, 47, and Patrick Glynn, 52. They posted times of 3:23:58, 3:28:15 and 3:36:15, respectively.
There was one more Wakefield runner that finished the marathon in under four hours. That was Michael Mondello, 43, who recorded a time of 3:38:56.
The rest of the male Wakefield runners that were officially entered and finished the race included: Thomas Hanson (4:19:04), Kevin Flynn (4:21:13), Charles Curran III (4:50:58), Rob Barrett (5:03:39), Richard Collette Jr. (5:23:33) and Michael Hartin (5:53:31).
The rest of the female Wakefield runners that were officially entered and were awarded times included: Allison Magnan (4:06:30), Krissy Nowell (4:18:05), Jennifer DeSimone (4:25:19), Lucyane Mayo (4:33:55), Lindsey Mazza (4:33:55), Lauren Tucker (4:48:35), Gail Severt (4:50:27), Maria Disisto (4:58:26), Dawn Damiano (4:58:48), Cheri MacDonald (5:00:15), Caroline Pinette (5:07:50) and Teresa O’Brien (5:55:28).
There was no official result for Suzie Oliveira.