KENDALL PROULX of Wakefield (left) gets an escort to the finish line from Margarita Proulx of Swanzey. Joshua Spaulding. (click for larger version)
November 18, 2012WOLFEBORO — The annual Gift of Warmth Turkey Trot in downtown Wolfeboro on Saturday started with the kids' race, a 1.2-mile run for kids 12 and under.
The race started at the railroad station and followed the Bridge Falls Path out to Center Street, before turning around and running back to the railroad station, with a run up Glendon Street for the final stretch.
The fastest overall finisher in the kids' race was Wolfeboro's Anya Found, who got out to an early lead and finished in 6:56.
The top boy in the race was Wolfeboro's Brent Coope, who came home in 7:11.
The race was dominated by local youngsters in all the age categories.
For the four and under group for the girls, the first three spots went to Wolfeboro girls, as Taylor Allar was the winner in 15:15, with Macyn Tarter in second in 15:45 and Olive Terragni in third in 15:46. Aldea Lightner of Tuftonboro was third in 16:03.
For the five to six age group for girls, Barnstead's Ella Smith was the winner in a time of 11:15, with Tuftonboro's Madison Eaton in second place in 12:01. Maddy Tarter of Wolfeboro was fifth in 15:41, with Alton's Marly Kenny in sixth in 15:42 and Wolfeboro's Addison Lawlor in seventh in 15:54.
For the seven to eight age group for girls, Marcella DeNitto of Wolfeboro took first place in 8:23 and Mikayla Eaton of Tuftonboro ran to third in 10:06.
In the nine to 10 age group, it was Anna Mansfield taking the top spot in 8:13, with Erin Meyer, also of Wolfeboro, finishing second in 9:17. Hannah Crane of Tuftonboro was third in 9:18 and Giana Cubeddu of Tuftonboro finished fourth in 9:20. Kendall Proulx of Wakefield was fifth in 10:27, Tasha Hipple of Tuftonboro was sixth in 11:57 and Catie Shannon of Tuftonboro was seventh in 12:07.
For the 11 to 12 age group, Found's time led the way, Wolfeboro's Kristy Meyer came home third in 12:02 and Maddie Shannon of Tuftonboro was fourth in 12:03.
For the boys in the four and under group, Nate Cloos of Wolfeboro was the winner in a time of 10:52, with Drew Hunt of Tuftonboro in second place in 15:11 and Daniel Jacobs of Wolfeboro in third in 15:24. Landon Eaton of Tuftonboro was fifth in 20:00.
In the five and six age group, Emerson DeNitto of Wolfeboro was the winner in 8:33 and Hayden Eastman of Wolfeboro was second in 10:41.
For the seven and eight age group, Gilbert Smith of Barnstead took top honors in 9:37, with Matthew Jacobs of Wolfeboro in second in 10:07 and Curtis Cloos, also of Wolfeboro, in third in 10:11.
Mitchell Coope of Wolfeboro was tops in the nine to 10 age group in 7:37 and Wolfeboro's Axel Plache was second in 7:52.
In the 11 to 12 age group, Brent Coope's time of 7:11 was first, Jackson Hipple of Tuftonboro was second in 8:07, Will McNamara of Melvin Village finished in third in 8:10 and Kenny April of New Durham took fourth in 9:37.
Joshua Spaulding can be reached at email@example.com or 569-3126