JOSH FLANAGAN (100) heads out from the starting line on his way to winning Wolfeboro's Turkey Trot on Nov. 20. (Photo by Joshua Spaulding) (click for larger version)
December 02, 2021WOLFEBORO — After a year on the sidelines, runners returned to downtown Wolfeboro for an annual tradition on Saturday morning, Nov. 20, as the Turkey Trot returned.
The race benefits the Wolfeboro Lions Club's Gift of Warmth and is run by the Lions Club and the Wolfeboro Parks and Recreation Department. A short kids' race kicks off the day, with the kids racing out the Bridge Falls Path from the railroad station out to Center Street. They turn around there, come back down the path, then up Glendon Street and down the hill to the train station finish line. The 5K race heads out the same way, turns left onto Center Street, then on to 109A and out to Filter Bed Road. The race then cuts through Filter Bed to Varney Road, then turns left on Varney Road then on to Mill Street and out to Main Street, finishing with a left turn down Railroad Avenue.
The overall winner was Alton's Josh Flanagan, who ran to a time of 19:05, with Graham Philpot of Dover in second place in 19:19, Kingswood cross country, Nordic and track coach Mick Arsenault in third in 20:18, Lance Gouthier of Wolfeboro in fourth in 20:21 and Kevin Dubia of Ashland in fifth in 20:37.
For women, Wolfeboro's Bridget Kiley-Hubbard paced the field with a time of 22:07. Elizabeth Bronson of Wolfeboro was second in 22:25, Elissa Quinatoa of Wolfeboro was third in 22:33, Michelle Philpot of Dover was fourth in 23:42 and Kristina Howlett of Barnstead was fifth in 24:18.
For the women in the 18-39 age group, Quinatoa was first overall, with Cassidy Simpson of Effingham in third in 24:35 and Abbey Tedford of Tuftonboro in fourth place in 25:12. Jacqueline Bristol of Wolfeboro was fifth in 25:33, Katherine Stevens of Wolfeboro was sixth in 27:07, Lori Dawson of Wolfeboro was eighth in 30:07 and Jessica Strauch of Ossipee was 10th in 30:47. Kelsie Martel of Wolfeboro placed 11th in 30:48, Brittany McGuire of Wolfeboro was 13th in 31:05, Megen Pollini of Wolfeboro placed 14th in 31:38, Chloe Roberts of Ossipee was 15th in 32:14, Annie Scionti Brett of Moultonborough was 16th in 33:33, Jessica Shor of Wolfeboro was 17th in 34:34, Stacie Flanagan of Alton was 18th in 34:54 and Janice Knepp of Wolfeboro was 19th in 36:45.
In the 40-59 age group, Bronson and Howlett took the top two spots, with Jenny Hill of Wolfeboro in third place in 25:38. Valerie Murray of Wolfeboro was fourth in 26:21, Wolfeboro's Amie Edmunds placed fifth in 28:32, Sarah McCarthy of Wolfeboro was sixth in 28:49, Shannon Donovan of Wolfeboro placed eighth in 30:53, Kara Brunetta of Wolfeboro was ninth in 31:24, Wendy Smith of Moultonborough was 10th in 34:00, Patty Tedford of Tuftonboro was 11th in 35:19 and Kim Cutler of Freedom was 12th in 36:52.
Judi Lemaire of Wolfeboro won the 60-69 age group with a time of 27:54, Maureen Knepp of New Durham was second in 29:05 and Kelly Colby-Seavey of Wolfeboro placed third in 32:33.
Jill Duffield of Wolfeboro won the 70 and over age group with a time of 30:35.
For the men in the 17 and under age group, Emerson DeNitto of Wolfeboro was first in 20:56, with Grady Steele of Wolfeboro in second in 23:44 and Thomas Bronson of Wolfeboro was third in 24:57. Nate Demain of Wolfeboro was fourth in 25:00, Curtis Cloos of Wolfeboro was sixth in 26:59, Jonathan Bronson of Wolfeboro was seventh in 27:07, Owen Steele of Wolfeboro was eighth in 28:47 and Tuftonboro's Malcolm Clark was ninth in a time of 30:33.
In the 18-39 age group, Gouthier's time put him in second overall, with John Bristol of Wolfeboro in fourth in 21:41 and Michael Brett of Moultonborough in fifth in 21:41. Lou Arinello of Wolfeboro was sixth in 22:35 just ahead of brother Gabe Arinello in 22:36 and Jason Inglis of New Durham was eighth in 23:09. Kingswood graduate Terry Stackhouse was ninth in 24:56, Brian Burt of Wolfeboro placed 10th in 25:15, Chris Soule of Wolfeboro was 11th in 25:31 and Wolfeboro's George Stevens III was 12th in 27:08. Kingswood graduate Parker Shure finished in 13th place in 27:56 and Kirin Kachroo-Levine of Wolfeboro was 17th in 34:35.
In the 40-59 age group, Arsenault's time was tops, with Jason Denver of Sanbornville in second place. Ryan McCarthy of Wolfeboro was fifth in 23:00, Bob Tuttle of Wolfeboro was sixth in 23:02, Ryan Dee of Wolfeboro placed seventh in 24:44, Wolfeboro's John Hagen was ninth in 26:00, Jerome Holden of Wolfeboro finished 10th in 26:47, Jeff Cloos of Wolfeboro placed 11th in 26:59, Wolfeboro's Roger DeCato was 11th in 32:05 and Wolfeboro Fire Chief Tom Zotti, running in full turnout gear, finished in 12th place in 39:17.
For the 60-69 age group, Wolfeboro's Martin Boucher was tops in 22:29, Bob Mathes of Wolfeboro was third in 25:06, Stan Soby of Wolfeboro was fourth in 26:39, George Stevens Jr. of Alton was fifth in 36:00 and Robert Knepp of New Durham was sixth in 36:52.
Bob Lemaire of Wolfeboro was tops in the 70 and over age group in a time of 25:18.
For walkers in the 18-39 group, Kingswood graduate Emma Gonya led the women in 41:37, Tricia Foss of Ossipee finished in 54:03 for second, Hollie Greene of Wolfeboro was third in 54:04, Danielle Rogers of New Durhnam was fourth in 57:12, Mary Thomas of Tuftonboro was fifth in 57:13 and Marissa Nardello of Wolfeboro was seventh in 1:02:49.
For the 40-59 age group, Marion Perry of Ossipee was first in 53:21, Martina Hanna of Wolfeboro was second in 58:26, Kerry Hagen of Wolfeboro was third in 58:26, Denise Hutchins of Wolfeboro was fourth in 58:56, Janice Arinello of Wolfeboro was sixth in 59:01 and Theresa DiChiaro of Wolfeboro was seventh in 1:03:51.
Barbara Wilson of Tuftonboro was tops in the 60-69 age group in 41:37, Constance West of Ossipee was second in 48:27, Mary Ellen McCarthy of Wolfeboro was fourth in 53:22, Cheryl Flood of Wolfeboro was fifth in 57:12, Susan Collins of Wolfeboro placed seventh in 1:02:44 and Liza Stevens of Alton was eighth in 1:05:38.
For the 70 and older age group, Nancy Lentz of Wolfeboro was first in 40:47 and Dorie Sterndale of Wolfeboro was second in 44:50.
Adam Fritchy of Wolfeboro was first in the 18-39 age group for men in 1:02:48. In the 40-59 age group, Wolfeboro's Stephen Arinello was first in 58:54 and Darryl Parker of Wolfeboro was second in 1:03:32.
For the 60-69 age group, Richard McCarthy of Wolfeboro was first in 42:37, David Hunter of Ossipee was second in 48:28 and Mark Collins of Wolfeboro placed fourth in 1:02:03.
David Denby was tops in the 70 and over age group in 53:27.
Madelyn Howlett of Barnstead had the top overall time in the kids' race, finishing in 7:27, while Brinley Tetherly of Wolfeboro was the top boy, finishing in 7:40.
Kate McCarthy of Wolfeboro was second for the girls in 8:14, followed by Stella Friesen of Wolfeboro in 10:36, Arianna Thomas of Tuftonboro in 11:35 and Brooklyn Cain of Wolfeboro in 15:02.
Owen McCarthy of Wolfeboro was second for the boys in 8:32, followed by Myron Thomas of Tuftonboro in 11:16, Michael Strauch, Jr. of Ossipee in 13:57, Boden Tetherly of Wolfeboro in 15:09 and Wyatt DiBiasie of Wolfeboro in 21:05.
Sports Editor Joshua Spaulding can be reached at 279-4516, ext. 155 or firstname.lastname@example.org.