On Wednesday, July 4, 2012, over 1,000 runners pounded the pavement for the annual Mattapoisett Road Race. The participants enjoyed strings of fans cheering them on along the five mile course, as well as live music down on Main Street.
This year, Matthew Herman of Brookline, Mass. came in first with a time of 27:39. In second place, Patrick Callahan of Needham clocked a finish time of 27:55. This year, third place went to Acushnet resident Daniel Croteau, who came in at 28:32.
Caitlin Egan of Milford, Mass. had the top female run time, clocking in at 33:06, with Mary Cass of Westport, Mass. right behind Egan, with a time of 33:11. Heather Matthews of Medway, Mass. came in third in the women’s category, with a total time of 33:40.
There were also several young people who participated in the race, which divides the age groups from age one to 13 and age 14-18. Seamus McEvoy, 19 years old of Longmeadow, Mass. came in fifth overall, with a time of 28:32. The top performer in the male 14-18 age group was Michael Hoye of Sutton, Mass., who clocked in at 30:40. Leila Aruri, 15 years old, of Andover, Mass. had the best time in the female age 14-18 category, coming in at 34:36.
Proceeds from the raise will go to support runners in the Tri-Town, and will support athletics at Old Rochester Regional High School.
By Eric Tripoli