Medford Woman Places 17th in Boston Marathon

Lindsay Willard had a time of 2 hours 55 minutes.

A Medford woman came in 17th overall among female runners in the 2012 Boston Marathon and fifth among American women.

Lindsay Willard, 33, crossed the finish line in Copley Square with a time of 2 hours, 55 minutes and 53 seconds, according to results from the Marathon's website. The time was the second-fastest among Massachusetts women.

Willard was one of two runners from Medford to finish the marathon in under three hours. The other was Joe O'Leary, 44, who recorded a time of 2 hours, 51 minutes and 30 seconds, good for 25th in the 40 to 44 age division, according to the results.

A total of 17 runners from Medford finished the marathon in under 4 hours:

Name Age Time Joe O'Leary 44 2:51:30 Lindsay Willard 33 2:55:53 Frank White 36 3:06:40 Andy Novis 48 3:15:39 Meaghan Iandolo 26 3:18:56 Michael Colombo 41 3:19:47 Michael Pulli 35 3:30:28 Weilin Mun
21 3:31:26 Lindomar Defarias 32 3:32:21 Lindsay Chryssis 26 3:34:37 Todd Yezefski 30 3:35:50 Aaron King 28 3:40:58 Joseph Lessard 22 3:43:01 Kevin Blanton 54 3:51:51 Taylor Tresselt 41 3:51:56 Linda Waldron 38 3:52:15 Wendy Palto 35 3:59:29


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