NEWPORT — North Smithfield resident and Mount St. Charles Academy boys’ cross country coach Roland Lavallee captured the UnitedHealthcare Half Marathon and topped a field of 2,505 runners with a 1:06:40 time on Sunday morning at Easton’s Beach.
Lavallee topped the runner-up finisher, Kevin Gorman of Norwood, Mass. by more than eight minutes. Gorman’s time was 1:15:20.
Another local runner, Tom Wharton of Riverside, placed eighth with a 1;22:01 clocking.
The third overall female finisher was Kathleen Libby of Cumberland, who won the women’s 30-39 age group with a time of 1:25:28. The overall women’s winner was Elizabeth Foster of Ellington, Conn., who was 12th overall in 1:23:40.