Huppe, Lavery claim top spots in Alton Old Home Week 5K


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NATHAN HUPPE won the Alton Old Home Week 5K on Saturday. (click for larger version)
August 14, 2017
ALTON — Locals dominated the top 10 in Saturday's Alton Old Home Week 5K, but it was out-of-towners that claimed the top spots for both men and women in the annual race.

Nathan Huppe of Dover was the overall winner, crossing in 17:09, while Mary Lavery of North Andover, Mass. was tops among the women with a time of 19:00, which placed her fourth overall.

The rest of the top five included Dylan Tuttle of Alton in 17:55, Shane McCartney of New Durham in 18:12 and Christopher Sewall of Reading, Mass. in 19:03.

Winners were crowned in each of the age groups and there were many local residents who clocked in with solid times across the board.

In the nine and under group for girls, Katelyn Kern of Alton finished first in 29:11 and Zoe-Jane Ransom of Alton finished third in 34:36.

For the boys in the same age group, Michael Kern of Alton finished in third in 27:37, with Isaac Casale of Alton fifth in 31:09, Alexander Ransom of Alton in sixth in 34:36, Kaleb Ransom of Alton in seventh in 35:02 and Ayden Porter of Alton in ninth in 41:20.

In the 10 to 14 age group for the girls, Abigail Argue of Alton claimed third place in 31:00 and Olivia Casale of Alton was fourth in 31:17. Wolfeboro's Aliena Urquhart was sixth in 32:09, Jenna Sykes of Alton was eighth in 33:29 and Marin Creteau of Alton finished ninth in 33:45.

For the boys in the same age group, Barnstead's Thomas Howlett was the overall winner in a time of 19:56. His younger brother, Joey, finished in fifth place in 23:14, with Jonathan Winslow of Barnstead in sixth in 23:30 and Luke DeRoche of Alton in eighth in 25:53.

Naomi Ingham of Alton won the 15 to 19 age group for women with a time of 22:51, with Anna DeRoche of Alton in fourth in 27:03 and Emma Bellefleur of Wolfeboro in fifth in 27:15. Kaitlyn Kappes of Alton was seventh in 29:20, Kimberly Parker of Alton was 10th in 34:14 and Elisha Winslow of Barnstead placed 11th in 40:02.

Coope's top five time of 19:40 put him second in the 15 to 19 age group for males, with Alex Amann of Alton in third in 20:06, Tucker Kierstead of Alton in fifth in 22:17 and Colyn Pineo of Wolfeboro in sixth in 22:50. Travis Mitchell of Alton placed ninth in 26:15, Hunter Kierstead of Alton was 11th in 27:25, Kaleb Smolin of Alton placed 12th in 28:28 and Edward Winslow of Barnstead finished 13th in 30:13.

Robyn Warren of Alton won the 20 to 29 age group for women with a time of 21:22, which also placed her second overall among women. Amber Smith of Wakefield was seventh in 23:37, Hannah DeRoche of Alton in 26:36 for ninth and Lindsay Payne of Alton in 19th in 35:36.

Tuttle's second place time of 17:55 earned him top honors in the 20 to 29 age group for men, with McCartney's third place finish right behind him in 18:12. George Stevens III of Alton was fourth in 22:47, Paul Woodbury of Alton placed sixth in 25:18, Nick Amann of Alton finished seventh in 29:25, Brad Bugeida of Barnstead was eighth in 36:19 and Derek Joyce of Alton finished ninth in 36:43.

Alton's Sarah Hill won the 30 to 39 age group for women in 21:37, with Amanda Kellar of Alton in third in 24:22, Sam Bravar of Alton in seventh in 29:07, Laurie Tremblay of Alton in eighth in 29:12, Melissa Rogers of New Durham in ninth in 29:16 and Stacey Nealon of Alton in 10th in 29:17. Michelle Kern of Alton was 13th in 31:15, Courtney Mitchell of Alton placed 14th in 31:18, Amy Murray of Alton was 15th in 31:38, Alton's Jessica Vernal was 18th in 33:57, Anna Ransom of Alton was 19th in 35:03, Alton's Andrea Doherty placed 21st in 36:34 and Amanda Carr of Alton was 25th in 39:50.

Terrence O'Rourke of Alton won the 30 to 39 age group for men with a time of 22:11, with Jimmy Vernal of Alton in fifth in 29:15, Michael Nealon of Alton in sixth in 30:12, Alex Casale of Alton in seventh in 31:09 and Bryan Payne of Alton in eighth in 31:40.

Alton's Michelle DeRoche won the 40 to 49 age group among women with a time of 22:24, while Kris Howlett of Barnstead placed sixth in 26:55, Gail Glidden of Alton was seventh in 29:31 and Heidi Smith of Wakefield was eighth in 29:34. Kate Kinville of Wakefield was 14th in 33:01, Anna Marcus of Alton was 16th in 35:02, Lorianne Smith of Alton placed 19th in 38:01 and Wendy Brown of Alton was 22nd in 44:22.

Jeff Cloos of Alton took top honors in the 40 to 49 age group for men, finishing in 20:04. Reuben Parker of Alton was sixth in 24:30, with Jay Creteau of Alton right behind in 24:37 for seventh. Rob Glidden of Alton took 10th in 26:58, Scott Smith of Alton was 20th in 35:24 and Chris MacStravic of Alton placed 21st in 39:35.

In the 50 to 59 age group for women, the top local finisher was Shelia Marston of New Durham, who finished in 30:31 for sixth place. Betsy Kretchmer of Alton was 10th in 31:05, Melody Pitman of Wolfeboro was 12th in 32:29, Cynthia Theodore of Wolfeboro was 19th in 42:00, Carolyn Fahey of Barnstead was 20th in 42:37, Mary Winslow of Barnstead was 21st in 44:31 and Liza Stevens of Alton was 22nd in 45:14.

Alton's Raymond Wilson won the 50 to 59 age group for men in 20:38, with Stuart Siegler of Alton in second in 21:21 and Peter Long of Alton in fifth in 24:55. David Sykes of Alton placed 20th in 33:30, Rich Broughton of Alton was 23rd in 37:04 and Jonathan Smolin of Alton was 24th in 40:49.

Judi Lemaire of Wolfeboro was tops in the 60 to 69 age group for women in 25:16, with Nancy Downing of Alton in sixth in 31:42 and Joy Wallace of Alton in seventh in 34:55.

Prospect Mountain cross country coach John Tuttle won the 60 to 69 age group for men in 20:31, with Gary Gosselin of Alton in fourth in 28:31, Donald Cundy of Alton in fifth in 29:00, William Murray of Alton in sixth in 30:35, Don Fahey of Barnstead in seventh in 30:45 and George Stevens Jr. of Alton in eighth in 35:23. Guy Leone of Alton was ninth in 38:46 and Steve Wallace of Alton was 10th in 46:28.

In the 70 and over age group, David Williams of Alton was fourth in 39:47 and Peter O'Rourke of New Durham placed fifth in 44:38.

The oldest competitor was 92-yaer-old Elizabeth Ferguson of Newtonville, Mass., who finished in 1:15:01.

Joshua Spaulding can be reached at 279-4516, ext. 155 or josh@salmonpress.news.

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