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Tuttle dominates Old Home Day 5K field


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DREW TUTTLE dominated the field in Saturday's Old Home Day 5K. Joshua Spaulding. (click for larger version)
August 11, 2014
ALTON — The Alton Old Home Day 5K turned into a bit of a family affair for at least two families.

The Tuttles of Alton and the Richardsons of Wolfeboro combined to take the top five spots in the annual race, which drew more than 220 runners and walkers to Alton Bay on Saturday, Aug. 9.

Drew Tuttle dominated the field, finishing in 16:52 to win the race, with Mark Richardson in second in 18:08, Dylan Tuttle in third in 18:12, Kurt Richardson in fourth in 18:54 and Seth Richardson in fifth in the same time.

For the women, Amy Babeu of Groveland, Mass. came home first in 21:10, with Katie Doran of New York City in second in 22:23, Alley Rogers of Alton in third in 22:45, Katie Holmberg of North Easton, Mass. in fourth in 23:16 and Hanne Heinrich of Wolfeboro in fifth in 23:23.

For the women in the 14 and under group, Jenica Locke of Barnstead took top honors in a time of 23:53, followed by Brittany Rogers of Alton in 24:05 and Sarah Peternel of Wolfeboro in third in 25:27. Mary Peternel of Wolfeboro was ninth in 30:55, Anna Deroche of Alton was 10th in 32:09, Jenna Sykes of Alton was 13th in 43:51, Kathryn Archambault of Alton was 14th in 44:19, Grace Gamache of Alton was 15th in 44:37, Abigail Deroche of Alton was 17th in 49:11 and Zoe-Jane Ranson of Alton was 18th in 59:04.

For the boys in the same age group, Sanbornville's Cameron Stinchfield was first in a time of 19:07, with Brent Coope of Wolfeboro in third in 22:11 and Zak Jones of Alton in fifth in 24:26. Brenten Randall of Sanbornville was seventh in 35:03, Mitchell Coope of Wolfeboro was eighth in 25:13 and Isaac Smolin of Alton was ninth in 25:25. Tucker Kierstead of Alton placed 12th in 27:48, Perrin McLeod of Alton was 13th in 27:51, Tommy Jones of Alton was 14th in 28:04, Kaleb Smolin of Alton was 17th in 31:07, Colyn Pineo of Wolfeboro was 19th in 32:06, Luke Deroche of Alton was 21st in 35:03, Nathan Archambault of Alton was 22nd in 36:53 and Maxim Deroche of Alton was 28th in 51:27.

For the 15 to 19 age group, Alley Rogers' time put her first, with Heinrich in third overall. Elyse Norman of Alton was fourth in 26:15, Hannah Deroche of Alton was fifth in 27:06, Mikayla Cauler of Alton was sixth in 27:52, Ashlee Roy of Alton was seventh in 28:08, Becky Peternel of Wolfeboro was eighth in 31:09 and Ruby Jones of Alton placed 10th in 40:22.

For the males in the same age group, it was Dylan Tuttle's time that was tops, with Seth Richardson next. Nils Babcock of New Durham finished fourth in 21:45, Hunter Kierstead of Alton was sixth in 24:44, Austin Perrin of Alton was seventh in 25:46 and Nicholas Hughes of Barnstead was 10th in 27:12.

For the females 20 to 29, Laurie Tremblay of Alton was the top local, placing fourth in 25:23, with Emelie Morton of Alton in sixth in 25:37, Lindsay Theodore of Alton in seventh in 28:35, Aisha Sweezey of Alton in ninth in 32:52 and Melissa Fortin of Alton in 10th in 35:51. Alton's Erica Charboneau was 11th in 37:23, Amanda Carr of Alton was 13th in 39:13 and Caila Kantar was 14th in 44:35.

For the men in the same age group, Mark Richardson and Kurt Richardson took the top two spots, with Alton's Andrew Barthel in third in 20:11, Greg Tinkham of Alton was fourth in 20:44, Paul Allard of New Durham was fifth in 21:50 and Justin Kantar of Alton was seventh in 24:00.

For the women ages 30 to 39, Alton's Courtney Leavitt was second in 24:19 and Christi Wood of Alton was 14th in 34:47. Christina Fuller of Wakefield was 17th in 37:17 and Anna Ransom of Alton was 24th in 59:06.

For the 30 to 39 age group for men, Ray Brothers of Alton was the top local in 23:45, with Kurt DeVylder of Wolfeboro in fourth in 24:08. Chris Gamache of Alton plaed 13th in 44:37.

In the 40 to 49 age group, Wolfeboro's Katy Peternel was the top local woman, placing third in 26:28, with Karen Arndt of Alton in fourth in 26:42 and Pauline Archambault of Alton in seventh in 28:11. Sheila Marston of New Durham was 13th in 32:32, Christine Birnie of Alton was 14th in 33:54, Donna Mahoney of Alton was 16th in 37:32, Michelle Deroche of Alton was 17th in 38:04 and Kathy Lagace of Alton was 20th in 45:04.

For the men in the same age group, the top local finisher was John Locke of Barnstead in 26:02, with Robert Arndt of Alton in eighth in 26:24 and Shawn Thomas of Alton ninth in 26:27. Ben Jones of Alton was 12th in 28:07, Reuben Parker of Alton was 14th in 29:50, Charles Greeley of Alton was 17th in 32:18 and David Sykes of Alton was 21st in 43:51.

Sandra Woehr-Blouin of Alton was the top finisher in the 50 to 59 age group for women in 24:21, with Brenda Breda of Alton in third in 27:11, Betsy Kretchmer of Alton in sixth in 30:12, Melody Pitman of Wolfeboro in seventh in 30:49, Patti Cain of Wolfeboro in eighth in 32:24 and Ann Norman-Sydow of Alton in 10th in 33:46. Kendra Kantar of Alton was 14th in 44:31 and Cynthia Theodord of Alton was 15th in 45:04.

For the men in the same age group, John Tuttle of Alton finished first in a time of 20:14, with Benjamin Jones of Alton in second in 24:31, David Breda of Alton in eighth in 30:43 and Donald Hughes of Barnstead in 10th in 31:07. Jeff Kantar of Alton was 15th in 44:35 and David Benjamin of Alton was 16th in 48:14.

For the 60 to 69 age group, Nan Henderson of Wolfeboro led the way in 26:32, with Ann Pratt of Wolfeboro in third in 31:19, Sylvia Leggett of Alton in fourth in 33:53, Ruth Larson of Alton in fifth in 35:24, Janice Ferguson of Alton in sixth in 50:01 and Elizabeth Charnecki of Wolfeboro in seventh in 51:25.

For men in the same age group, Gary Gosselin of Alton was the top local, finishing second in 24:55, with Tom Charnecki of Wolfeboro in third in 26:55, Jeffrey Allard of New Durham in fifth in 31:11 and Brian Mitchell of Alton in sixth in 31:43.

Elizabeth Ferguson, the race's oldest competitor at age 89, won the 70 and over group in 50:51.

For the men in the same age group, Stanley Moulton of Alton was first in 27:41 and David Williams of Alton was second in 47:05.

Complete race results can be found at coolrunning.com.

Joshua Spaulding can be reached at 569-3126 or sportsgsn@salmonpress.com

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