It’s Silas once more: Eastman cruises in Gobbler 5K

TOPS IN THEIR CLASS — Silas Eastman, a junior at Fryeburg Academy, won his fourth straight Gasping Gobbler 5K in Lovell on Saturday. Catherine Livingston was the top female runner. (Photos by Roger Williams)

LOVELL — Coming off a Top 10 finish at the New England Championships, Silas Eastman closed out his 2011 race season with a relaxed victory at the sixth annual Gasping Gobbler 5K Saturday.

The Class B state cross-country champ, a resident of Chatham, N.H., was the clear winner in 16 minutes, 44 seconds at the Lovell Athletic Fields. His fourth straight win, Silas improved upon last year’s winning time of 16:50. However, the record still belongs to Clayton Conrad of North Yarmouth, set in 2006 at 16:13.

Mike Dowling was second in 18:22.4 followed by FA runners Logan Gerchman in 19:04.7 and TJ Rose in 20:08.7.

Cathleen Livingston of Intervale, N.H. was the first female finisher in 22:08.8 followed by Heidi Godomsky in 22:28.7 and Krista Manning in 23:00.6.

Judith Yeary of Chocorua, N.H. was the top walker with a time of 38:50.8.

There were 78 finishers.

This year’s Gasping Gobbler featured a cool, sunny morning with temps in the high 30s/low 40s at the start.  Turkey winners were Silas, Cathleen, Judith and Diane Caracciolo for being the “Middle of the Pack” finisher. All participants gathered at the VFW Hall after the race for delicious stew, chili, chowder and desserts while the awards were distributed.

Here’s how participants fared:

1. Silas Eastman, 16:44.0

2. Mike Dowling, 18:22.4

3. Logan Gerchman, 19:04.7

4. TJ Rose, 20:08.7

5. Kyle Conforte, 20:12.5

6. Bill Reilly, 20:13.8

7. Brad Clarke, 20:29.0

8. Eric Hannes, 20:42.0

9. Jonathan Burk, 20:53.4

10. Jeb Clarke, 21:16.5

11. Tyler O’Keefe, 21:47.3

12. Cathleen Livingston, 22:08.8

13. Tim Hoff, 22:23.3

14. Heidi Godomsky, 22:28.7

15. Sullivan Briggs, 22:40.0

16. Calib Clarke, 22:41.6

17. Christian Bedell, 22:55.2

18. Krista Manning, 23:00.6

19. Corinn Bedell, 23:10.6

20. Aiden Clarke, 24:00.0

21. Josh Rose, 24:03.2

22. Sara Rollins, 24:07.9

23. Laura Pulito, 24:12.6

24. Diane Bessey, 24:25.0

25. Sheryl Galligan, 24:40.0

26. Roger Gobeil, 24:51.5

27. John Cross, 24:52.8

28. Lori Fournier, 24:52.8

29. Denyell Gerchman, 25:51.5

30. Will Rhys, 26:03.0

31. Tom Rose, 26:38.6

32. Don Bessey, 26:41.4

33. Al Sabaka, 26:57.0

34. Stephen Dowling, 28:06.3

35. Nancy Kluck, 28:07.1

36. Gage Fowler, 28:22.6

37. Jeanne Peckiconis, 28:23.0

38. Benjamin Darling, 28:32.4

39. Diane Caracciolo, 28:34.8

40. Sarah Boucher, 28:40.5

41. Kathy Burnell, 28:41.8

42. Barbara Anderson, 28:56.1

43. Theresa Struble, 29:09.8

44. Steve Paddick, 29:13.3

45. Donald Pruyne, 29:40.0

46. Catherine Kyle, 29:52.5

47. Whitney Schieferstein, 30:45.0

48. Emilia Desanctis, 31:19.8

49. Bart Bachman, 31:23.9

50. Anita Day, 32:03.8

51. Dawn Crowe, 32:20.9

52. Beverly Bedell, 33:09.1

53. Jordan O’Keefe, 36:41.2

54. Laura Blair, 36:54.4

55. Deidre Fournier, 36:54.6

56. Kyleigh Rose, 37:04.5

57. Madeline Darling, 37:06.8

58. Kathleen Chaisson, 37:09.2

59. Jane Williams, 37:46.7

60. Judith Yeary, 38:50.8

61. Bob Mallon, 39:53.5

62. Betsy Lewonis, 42:00.4

63. Sandra Bell, 42:02.4

64. Chet Rogers, 42:02.4

65. Tamylea Guptill, 42:52.3

66. Jane Gibbons, 44:05.6

67. Edith Day, 45:10.9

68. Livy Clarke, 46:30.4

69. Beth Clarke, 47:33.4

70. Lea Tilton, 47:37.3

71. Heidi Darling, 48:36.0

72. Liz Shane, 50:03.1

73. Laura Ordway, 50:03.2

74. Sheri Pratt, 50:29.3

75. Robert Williams, 58:36.6

76. Patrick Wood, 58:58.5

77. Cathy Duggan, 59:25.0

78. Arthur Duggan, 59:26.2

Female Division Winners

14-Under: Emilia Desanctis

15-18: Corinn Bedell

19-29: Lea Tilton

30-39: Krista Manning

40-49: Cathleen Livingston

50-59: Diane Bessey

60-Plus: Kathy Burnell

Male Division Winners

14-Under: Jonathan Burk

15-18: Silas Eastman

19-29: Mike Dowling

40-49: Brad Clarke

50-59: Kyle Conforte

60-Plus: Bill Reilly

Top 5 Walker Division

1. Judith Yeary

2. Bob Mallon

3. Betsy Lewonis

4. Sandra Bell

5. Chet Rogers

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