The top Washington-area finisher in the 87th annual Boston Marathon was Patricia Deuster of Adelphi, Md., who finished in 17th place among women with a time of 2:48.35.

Among the men, David Shafer of Middleton, Md., ran a 2:17.37 for 53rd place. Allen Naylor of Silver Spring ran 2:19.38, finishing 81st. Other top local finishers: Dave Reinhart, Cumberland, Md., 2:22.19; Jeffrey Smith, Cumberland, Md., 2:23.47; Martin Kibiloski, Chester, Va, 2:25.48.; Robert Pecht, Lawrenceville, Va., 2:26.12,; Fay Bradley, Washington, 2:26.45; Michael Van Beuren, Annapolis, 2:26.55; Jeff Delauter, Hagerstown, 2:27.03; William Webster, Charlottesville, 2:27.12; Robert Stack, Rockville, 2:27.56; Jonathan Lott, Springfield, 2:28.08; Jeffrey Stone, Salem, Va., 2:28.23; Walter Fowler, Baltimore, 2:29.43; Paul Sobus Jr., Clarksville, Md., 2:30.57; Stephen Cotton, Rockville, 2:31.56; Michael Spinnler, Hagerstown, Md., 2:31.59; John McGrail, Arlington, 2:35.16; Bruce Robinson, Silver Spring, 2:35.17; Timothy Gavin, Damascus, 2:35.20.

Mary Ellen Williams of Darnestown, Md., was 40th among women with a 2:54.45 and Betty Blank of Falls Church had a 3:04.15. for 77th.

Ken Archer of Bowie was ninth in the men's wheelchair division. His time was 2:04:44.