Melbourne’s Chris Cacciapaglia set the pace for Brevard County runners in Monday’s Boston Marathon, finishing 190th overall in 2 hours, 42 minutes and 40 seconds.
Cacciapaglia, 26, a Florida Tech graduate student and defending champion of the Running Zone Foundation Race Series, was 176th among male finishers and 153rd in his division.
“Boston proved again to be a very tough race both mentally and physically,” Cacciapaglia said. “By the end of the race I had given everything I had.
“I went into it a bit smarter and my legs came out feeling a bit better than last year, even though my time didn’t show it. With that said, the crowds in Boston are amazing which made it a great experience. There are so many people who are very encouraging, and they never cease cheering for you. Just all around a fantastic atmosphere.
“I also was so happy that so many people in the local running community made their way up to Boston to both race and cheer everyone on, it made the whole experience before during and after the race that much better.”
Alison Nolan, 26, of Indialantic was the fastest Brevard County woman in 3:03:55, good for 1,965th overall, 132nd among women and 109th in her division.
Other Brevard finishers included:
John Davis, 38, Viera, 2:53:54
Tory Johansen, 25, Melbourne, 2:58:57
Steve Chin, 47, Satellite Beach, 3:01:23
Scott Larson, 44, Melbourne 3:03:16
John Wall, 45, Viera, 3:07:26
Julie Hannah, 42, Melbourne, 3:15:17
Doug Nichols, 53, Melbourne, 3:17:57
Ron Ritter, 41, Viera, 3:21:32
Shane Streufert, 44, Viera, 3:23
Joe Hultgren, 56, Melbourne, 3:49:19
James Stofel, 23, Merritt Island, 3:27:28
Kristen Tinker, 46, Merritt island, 3:27:30
Sal Farino, 60, Cape Canaveral, 3:32:14
Lindsay Carl, 37, Melbourne, 3:39:09
Tony Bils, 55, Indialantic, 3:41:18
Micah Vanatta, 48, Titusville, 3:41:28
Cheng Ten, 44, Viera, 3:42:18
Danny Barrett, 51, Cocoa, 3:49
Dina Viselli, 31, Melbourne, 3:49:01
Abe Oros, 63, Palm Bay, 3:51:08
Steve Oliver, 44, Satellite Beach, 4:04:22
Ilse Berube, 51, Merritt Island, 4:07:43
Cheryl Ritter, 47, Viera, 4:13:46
Howard Kanner, 46, Rockledge, 4:13:46
Midori Wiles, 55, Melbourne, 4:16:04
Jonathan Campbell, 21, Viera, 4:17:33
Anne O’Connor-Smith 50, Satellite Beach, 5:05:30
Jacquelyn Kellner, 57, Melbourne, 5:15:30