Paddlers battle through gusting wind, wavy conditions

With some gusting wind and plenty of wave action on Highland Lake, here’s how competitors at the 2018 Paddle Battle, sponsored by Lakes Environmental Association, held July 7 fared:

Female, 2K Race

Ages 15 to 35

  1. Lyndsy Cappon, Bridgton, 27:36.81

Ages 36 to 55

  1. Desiree Merritt, South Casco, 22:56.82
  2. Laurie St. Laurent, Merrimac, MA, 23:34.62
  3. Edie Mead, Washington, D.C., 25:52.31
  4. Jamie Durocher, Bridgton, 26:44.07
  5. Leslie Means, Reading, MA, 27:24.37
  6. Hope Straw, Cape Elizabeth, 32:24.71

Ages 56 & Up

  1. Amy Brown, Casco, 22:46.01
  2. Alyson Smith, Denmark, 24:43.05
  3. Ursula Flaherty, Bridgton, 38:24.93

Male, 2K Race

Ages 15 to 35

  1. Jake Twer, Chapel Hill, NC, 17:10.71
  2. Todd Crawford, Suwanee, GA, 30:51.99

Ages 36 to 55

  1. John Means, Reading, MA, 19:46.87
  2. Douglas Curl, Bridgton, 19:59.03
  3. Sam Brown, Casco, 20:33.79
  4. Ben Peierls, Denmark, 20:37.86
  5. Colin Holme, Waterford, 21:28.50
  6. Chris Thomae, Westford, MA, 21:54.78
  7. Zackery Smith, Norway, 29:02.21

Ages 56 & Up

  1. Brook Sulloway, Bridgton, 20:25.16
  2. Jeff Warren, Auburn, 24:07.60
  3. Clay Johnson, San Antonio, TX, 24:45.17

Female, 5K Race

Ages 15 to 35

  1. Elizabeth Perron, Harrison, 53:03.32
  2. Cara McCarthy, Wrentham, MA, 1:02.33
  3. Kristen McCarthy, Wrentham, MA, 1:06.39

Ages 36 to 55

  1. Kelly Rockwell, Topanga, CA, 56:25.18
  2. Kira Freytag, Newton, MA, 59:01.40
  3. Tracy Devine, Catonsville, MD, 1:01.18
  4. Rebecca Sylvester, Johnson, VT, 1:06.02

Ages 56 & Up

  1. Deborah Davis, Alfred, 52:27.02
  2. Marilyn Danis, Kennebunk, 58:41.47
  3. Laurel Smith, Jackson, NH, 1:02.53

Male 5K Race

Ages 15 to 35

  1. Patrick Freytag, Newton, MA, 46:59.39
  2. Aaron Thomae, Jersey City, NJ, 51:20.72
  3. Coty Cribb, Newark, DE, 1:04.08
  4. Conrad Ward, Denmark, 1:11.07
  5. Zach Blatt, Bedford, NH, 1:12.51

Ages 36 to 55

  1. Linwood Worster, Farmington, 41:44.50
  2. Jamie Moger, Key West, FL, 45:02.00
  3. Dana Martin, Andover, MA, 53:57.50
  4. Simon Bell, Denmark, 58:14.71
  5. Michael Toohey, Denmark, 1:00.52

Ages 56 & Up

  1. John MacKinnon, Windham, 56:26.39
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