Record-breaking Day in the Heat
CHELMSFORD -- Despite Wednesday’s extremely hot and sunny weather, it was a record-breaking day at the annual John Carson Two-Mile Road Race in Chelmsford.
Top 10 finishers/12
Cambridge’s Katrina Coogan, 24, began her Independence Day festivities by shattering the women’s race record time by finishing in nine minutes and 54 seconds. The previous record of 9:58 was set just last year by Brighton’s Rosa Moriello. Coogan, who ran a 4:57 pace and tied for fourth overall, defeated fellow Cambridge resident and women’s runner-up Holly Rees (10:07) by 13 seconds.
Westford 23-year-old Emily Ruggiero was the top local women’s finisher, taking seventh with a time of 11:44.
Meanwhile, the overall winner was Brighton 26-year-old Louis Serafini, who finished with a time of 8:50, which tied the course record set by Patrick Tarpy (2007) and Louie Luchini (2010).
Serafini won by an impressive 25 seconds, with 28-year-old Neal Darmody, of Bow, N.H., placing second in a time of 9:15.