Malta Runner Top Local Finisher in Boston Marathon

Craig Coon of Malta, a 28-year-old former cross country and track standout at Binghamton University, posted a 2:29:51 to finish 32nd overall at the Boston Marathon on Monday.

He actually placed lower last year, 56th, despite a faster time (2:27:08).

Other men from the Capital Region who cracked three hours were 27-year-old John Farley of Albany (2:45:01), 36-year-old Nolan Graham of Troy (2:49:26), 24-year-old Jeffrey Martinez of Glenville (2:49:27), 40-year-old Aaron Knobloch of Guilderland (2:50:07) and 34-year-old Christopher McCloskey of Glenmont (2:54:40).

Timothy Ryan of Niskayuna (3:00:17) and Louis Dinuzzo of Saratoga Springs (3:04:40) were not far off that pace.

David Padula of Niskayuna ran a 3:07:09 to place 74th in the 50-54 age group.

Karen Dolge, 45, of Valatie, posted a sharp 3:10:06 to place 10th in her age group, and the indefatigable Martha Degrazia, 65, of Slingerlands ran a 3:55:19 to finish fifth in the 65-69 age group, five years after she ran 3:28:29 to finish third in the 60-64.

Women who finished under 3:20 included Allison Connor of Albany (3:10:38), Kimberly Milton of Clifton Park (3:16:25), former Burnt Hill-Ballston Lake High School star Samantha Roecker of Charlton (3:16:50) and Deanne Webster of Albany (3:17:07).

Dan Larson, 64, of Queensbury, kept his finishing streak, completing his 41st straight with a time of 4:04:31. He has started 47 straight Boston marathons, but dropped out in 1975 with a fever of 102.

Two other long streaks were maintained by John Geesler of St. Johnsville (3:33:25), who has completed 29 straight, and Brian DeBraccio of Scotia (3:33:02), who has finished 19 straight.

Amsterdam track and field coach Stuart Palczak’s athletes have been in the news lately, but on Monday he had a good day at Boston with a 3:34:06.

CAPITAL REGION FINISHERS

MEN

Craig Coon (28, Malta), 2:29:51; John Farley (27, Albany), 2:45:01; Nolan Graham (36, Troy), 2:49:26; Jeffrey Martinez (24, Glenville), 2:49:27; Aaron Knobloch (40, Guilderland), 2:50:07; Christopher McCloskey (34, Glenmont), 2:54:40; Timothy Ryan (27, Niskayuna), 3:00:17; Louis Dinuzzo (33, Saratoga Springs), 3:04:40; James Kehoe (38, Gansevoort), 3:05:05; Richard Messineo (27, Albany), 3:05:21.

Paul Archambault (39, Troy), 3:06:52; David Padula (50, Niskayuna), 3:07:09; Michael Ryan (27, Niskayuna), 3:07:10; Daniel Fogarty (29, Malta), 3:10:41; Brandon Barcomb (33, Clifton Park), 3:12:52; Joseph Vinciquerra (37, Rexford), 3:13:32; Randy McKinley (38, Clifton Park), 3:14:42; Josh Merlis (34, Albany), 3:16:30; Bradley Lewis (29, Troy), 3:18:39; Shawn Ferry (49, Schenectady), 3:19:43.

Ken Tarullo (47, Delmar), 3:20:13; Brian Northan (41, Guilderland), 3:21:25; Brian Coyne (53, Albany), 3:21:30; John Slyer (51, Averill Park), 3:21:44; Neil McBride (57, Rensselaer), 3:22:10; Craig Dubois (52, Sprakers), 3:24:30; Steve Hanagan (49, Ballston Lake), 3:24:30; Matthew Howard (44, Slingerlands), 3:25:40; Bill Hoffman (49, Clifton Park), 3:27:07; Mark Murphy (55, Saratoga Springs), 3:27:55.

Geoffrey Flynn (52, Albany), 3:28:06; James Rabideau (57, East Greenbush), 3:28:42; James Eaton (40, Castleton), 3:29:07; Brian DeBraccio (50, Scotia), 3:33:02; John Geesler (57, St. Johnsville), 3:33:25; Jon Gurney (53, Saratoga Springs), 3:33:28; Jordan Westcott (24, Waterford), 3:33:43; Stuart Palczak (51, Amsterdam), 3:34:06; Roy Headwell (49, Cambridge), 3:35:34; Jamie Casline (56, Ballston Lake), 3:36:53.

Patrick Culligan (56, Round Lake), 3:38:04; William Drapeau (48, Glenville), 3:38:05; James Forbes (62, Valley Falls), 3:39:59; Bart Trudeau (53, Latham), 3:42:38; Steven Nicoll (42, Menands), 3:42:39; Lou Pauquette (35, Granville), 3:48:34; Jonathan Golden (42, Slingerlands), 3:52:16; George Baranauskas (62, Scotia), 3:52:26; Mark Madigan (51, Glenville), 3:53:53; Norris Pearson (50, Troy), 3:56:34.

Dale Miller (46, Schenectady), 3:57:28; George Stopyak (45, Halfmoon), 3:57:34; George Ide (47, Saratoga Springs), 3:59:59; Joe Yavonditte (67, Schenectady), 4:03:51; Daniel Larson (64, Queensbury), 4:04:31; Mark Smith (55, Clifton Park), 4:05:12; Mike Veeder (55, Earlton), 4:11:31; Ed Menis (51, Schenectady), 4:14:35; Norman Levy (49, Saratoga Springs), 4:16:28; John Capobianco (65, Albany), 4:27:25.

Ray Gamino (55, Clifton Park), 4:52:35; Tom McGuire (64, Slingerlands), 4:59:09; Jerry Abdelnour (59, Cohoes), 5:17:17; Joshua Loden (23, Gallupville), 5:24:41.

WOMEN

Karen Dolge (45, Valatie), 3:10:06; Allison Connor (26, Albany), 3:10:38; Kimberly Milton (34, Clifton Park), 3:16:25; Samantha Roecker (24, Charlton), 3:16:50; Deanne Webster (40, Albany), 3:17:07; Kristin Kmack (33, Albany), 3:21:52; Lindsay Choppy (31, Troy), 3:23:06; Jessica Oehlke (31, Ghent), 3:24:08; Elizabeth Chauhan (31, Albany), 3:24:24; Mollie Turner (36, Averill Park), 3:24:57.

Melanie Redfield (23, Albany), 3:27:03; Kara Defeo (36, Rensselaer), 3:28:42; Megan James (26, Burnt Hills), 3:30:59; Molly Casey (31, Albany), 3:33:34; Mary Jane Macpherson (36, Latham), 3:33:51; Jessica Caggiano (31, Halfmoon), 3:35:26; Katie Rossettini (28, Clifton Park), 3:36:23; Mary Hallett (43, Gloversville), 3:39:36; Veronia Armbruster (50, Selkirk), 3:42:56; Jamie Donsbach (39, Loudonville), 3:43:08.

Sarah Gardner (30, Clifton Park), 3:45:08; Alison Heaphy (49, Nassau), 3:52:15; Cheryl Feder (51, Malta), 3:54:05; Martha Degrazia (65, Slingerlands), 3:55:19; Lynn Allin-Hall (47, Schenectady), 3:55:32; Liz Ricci (30, Niskayuna), 3:58:41; Carol Abbattisti (47, Queensbury), 4:00:36; Eileen Leavitt (50, Delmar), 4:01:34; Robin Mitchell (41, Delmar), 4:03:25; Kelsey Ryan (24, Niskayuna), 4:06:18.

Meg Versteegen (37, Schenectady), 4:07:34; Melissa Wern (30, Argyle), 4:07:48; Hillary Johnson (29, Albany), 4:09:50; Lisa Swedick (50, Johnston), 4:16:43; Olivia Fryt (22, Troy), 4:24:11; Kim Law (58, East Greenbush), 4:37:19; Maura McKeon (19, Chatham), 4:41:11; Kathleen Dougherty (51, Troy), 4:47:24; Heidi Whitney (42, Granville), 4:48:25; Stephanie Viloria (33, East Greenbush), 4:50:42.

Hannah Weideman (23, Delmar), 4:55:53; Heidi Nark (35, Clifton Park), 5:03:39; Molly Whittaker (44, Northville), 5:27:15; Judy Lynch (66, Castleton), 5:43:59.

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