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Rowe wins his fourth Big Lake

Dover runner breaks his own course record on the way to dominating win

SCOTT ROWE of Dover captured his fourth Harvard Pilgrim Big Lake Half Marathon title on Saturday and broke his own course record in the process. Joshua Spaulding. (click for larger version)
May 10, 2010
ALTON — Apparently, Scott Rowe likes the rain.

The Dover runner won his fourth Harvard Pilgrim Big Lake Half Marathon on Saturday in the rain, the third time he has won the race in the inclement weather.

And, Rowe broke his own course record, crossing the line in a time of 1:10:33, outdistancing his closest competition by almost five minutes.

Ian Lambe of Topsfield, Mass. was the second finisher, crossing in a time of 1:15:07, while Edward Breen of Medford, Mass. finished third in 1:15:22. Manchester's Samuel Lalinde was fourth in 1:15:34 and Ryan Aschbrenner of Waltham, Mass. rounded out the top five in 1:16:16.

For the women, Laura Johnson of Boston, Mass. was the top finisher, racing to a time of 1:25:09, placing her 12th overall. Meredith's Abbey Gosling raced to second overall among women with a time of 1:27:59, placing her 21st overall. Suzanne Andrews of Somerville, Mass. was the third female, 33rd overall, with a time of 1:31:24. Former Wolfeboro resident Carrie Bartlett of Cambridge, Mass. was the fourth female finisher in 1:31:44, putting her 35th overall. Jessica Heiner of Arlington, Mass. finished fifth among women and 53rd overall with a time of 1:34:34.

The top local finisher was New Durham's Phil Erwin. He crossed the line 11th overall with a time of 1:21:59. Wolfeboro's Kevin Lawlor placed 54th overall in 1:34:57.

The top local woman was Michelle Deroche of Alton, who raced to 64th overall in a time of 1:36:24. She was the sixth women overall.

Martin Boucher of Wolfeboro raced to 74th overall in 1:37:23, while Kingswood cross country coach Kara Jacobs of Wolfeboro placed 76th overall in 1:37:29.

Richard Neal Jr. of Wolfeboro ran to 116th overall, finishing in a time of 1:41:20. Phoebe VanScoy-Giessler of Mirror Lake raced to 166th overall in 1:45:31, while Scott Mitchell of New Durham placed 210th in 1:48:13. Natasja Pasternak of Conway was 252nd in 1:50:28, while Bill Crowley of Intervale was 277th in 1:51:50.

Stephen Estabrook of Wolfeboro was 370th overall in 1:56:29. John Loynd of Conway raced to 402nd in 1:58:13, with Steve Renner of Alton clocking in at 1:58:39, good for 414th. Julie Bosak and Elisa Ekstrom, both of Wolfeboro, took 434th and 435th, with times of 2:00:01 and 2:00:02, respectively.

William Murray of Alton finished 441st in a time of 2:00:33, with Sandra Woehr of Alton taking 443rd in 2:00:38. Michael McMahon, also of Alton, was 482nd in 2:02:26. Wolfeboro's Judi Lemaire placed 491st in 2:02:50.

Barnstead's John Savage ran to 524th place in 2:05:06, while Melissa Erickson of Alton was 586th in 2:09:01. Shelby Hicks, also of Alton, was 638th in 2:13:17. Wolfeboro's Zach Tarter ran to 660th in 2:14:51, with Alton's Mary Doherty taking 662nd in 2:15:01. Holly Williams of Wolfeboro ran to 718th in a time of 2:21:32.

Amanda Savage of Barnstead was 762nd overall in a time of 2:29:07, while Alton's Karen Wright was 781st in 2:32:25.

Almost 900 runners finished the course, which began on Letter S Road in Alton and followed Route 11 towards Gilford, before turning back down Route 11D and returning to the Alton Bay Bandstand and the finish line.

Complete results of the race are available online at www.coolrunning.com.

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