Silas Eastman sets new Lovell 5K record; Emily Carty is top female

WINNERS Emily Carty and Silas Eastman. (Photo courtesy of Pam Bliss)

WINNERS Emily Carty and Silas Eastman. (Photo courtesy of Pam Bliss)

LOVELL — Throughout the 11 years of the Lovell Old Home Days 5K, only three runners — David Hunt, Tim Even and Silas Eastman — have won the top prize.

This year, the tradition continued with Silas Eastman of Chatham, N.H., winning his fifth consecutive contest.

Silas, who will be entering his junior year at Colby College, set a course record with an impressive time of 15 minutes 30 seconds. The overall field was competitive as the top 12 runners all had sub-20 minute times.

This year’s race saw a young local runner win the overall female title. Emily Carty, 14, from Sweden, finished with a time of 20:36.

Both Eastman and Carty received awards designed by Conway glassblower, Nathan Macomber.

In addition to the top-performing runners, the Lovell 5K every year attracts participants who have never run in an event. It was great to see Kevin Freeman, Dianne Morse-Leonard, Jordan Dutton, Drue Stern, Peter Stern and Carter Stern all smiling as they approached the last quarter mile.

At 80 years young, John Howe of Waterford was this year’s oldest finisher.

As always, Fryeburg Academy was well-represented with many students and coaches, both past and present.

Race proceeds are evenly split between the Lovell Recreation Department and the Old Home Days Parade.

Bill Reilly of Brownfield

Bill Reilly of Brownfield

The event would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors: Norway Savings Bank, Midtown Marketing Services, Muddy Moose Restaurant, Fieldstone Landscaping, Bennett Transportation, Bliss & Associates, Harvest Gold Gallery, Michael Friedman, Esq., Ski Sundries, JB Storage, Chet Rogers, Thurston Home Builders, Lovell Hardware, Dr. N. Scott Ferguson, North Conway Dental Associates, Rosie’s Lovell Village Store, Bob the Screenprinter, Micklon Tree Service and Kezar Realty. Poland Spring, Rosie’s and the Center Lovell Market all contributed to the post-race refreshments.

The AMC, Saucony Shoes, Stow Corner Store, Lake Kezar Country Club, Kezar Lake Marina and the Old Saco Inn provided wonderful prizes for the random awards.

“A big thank you goes to the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office, the Lovell Volunteer Fire Department and to the many volunteers providing support along the course,” Race Director Stan Tupaj said. “A special acknowledgment must be extended to the Lovell Old Home Days Committee for the outstanding job done in putting together not only a first-rate parade, but a great show at the Athletic Field.”

Here’s how they finished:

  1. Silas Eastman, 20, Chatham, NH, 15:30
  2. Patrick Carty, 17, Sweden, 17:30
  3. TJ Rose, 18, Lovell, 17:55
  4. Trevor Hope, 23, Lynchburg, VA, 18:22
  5. Christian Bedell, 16, Lovell, 18:25

    Charlie Monroe of Lovell

    Charlie Monroe of Lovell

  6. Sam Johnson, 32, 18:28
  7. Christopher Laporte, 44, Bedford, MA, 18:34
  8. Gardner Waldren, 33, 18:47
  9. Eric Hannes, 18, Fryeburg, 19:22
  10. Arno Bommer, 55, Houston, TX, 19:29
  11. James Carty, 46, Sweden, 19:34
  12. Kyle Manlogon, 16, Amherst, NH, 19:50
  13. Alfie Walker, 14, Fryeburg, 20:11
  14. Emily Carty, 14, Sweden, 20:36
  15. Martin Royle, 41, Lovell, 20:41
  16. Clifford Strange, 25, Lovell, 20:57
  17. Laura Pulito, 20, Bridgton, 20:59
  18. Era Hill, 13, 21:04
  19. Rich Hill, 56, 21:06
  20. Bill Reilly, 68, Brownfield, 21:24
  21. Sara Bradley, 35, Waterford, 21:41
  22. Jaidan Turner-Lowry, 11, Durham, NC, 22:15
  23. Gage Fowler, 17, 22:16

    Wayne Hadlock of Lovell

    Wayne Hadlock of Lovell

  24. William Buick, 57, Chatham, NH, 22:23
  25. Josh Rose, 12, Lovell, 22:37
  26. Jesse Gildesgame, 24, 22:44
  27. William Cla Cryer, 32, Teqesta, FL, 22:53
  28. Jim Plunkett, 59, 23:13
  29. Alan Sparn, 56, Madison, CT, 23:33
  30. Randolph Rowe, 67, Egremont, MA, 23:54
  31. Mary Yearl, 42, Waterford, 23:57
  32. Emily Grzyb, 15, 24:00
  33. Molly Sebo, 44, Roslindale, MA, 24:57
  34. Nicolas Sebo, 44, Roslindale, MA, 24:58
  35. Merys Carty, 12, Sweden, 25:02
  36. Jeff Stearns, 49, Whitinsville, MA, 25:21
  37. David Stearns, 15, 25:26
  38. Christine Carlstrom, 53, Boxford, MA, 25:28
  39. Charlie Monroe, 48, Lovell, 25:44
  40. Nick Stinson, 44, Gorham, 25:49
  41. Emily McDermith, 18, 25:51
  42. Deanna Carty, 46, Sweden, 25:56

    Sasha Azel (#103) and Yazi Azel (#102) of Lovell exchange high fives with youngsters standing near the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library during Saturday's Lovell Old Home Days 5K. (Rivet Photos)

    Sasha Azel (#103) and Yazi Azel (#102) of Lovell exchange high fives with youngsters standing near the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library during Saturday's Lovell Old Home Days 5K. (Rivet Photos)

  43. Sarah Ryan, 61, Olympia, WA, 26:28
  44. Jaysen Strange, 32, Lovell, 26:48
  45. Janice Richert, 47, Lovell, 26:50
  46. Anne St. Pierre, 57, 26:52
  47. Brooke Booth, 35, Marblehead, MA, 27:08
  48. Jenny Hill, 20, Milford, MA, 27:13
  49. John Howe, 80, Waterford, 27:16
  50. Jennifer Smith, 38, Sweden, 27:19
  51. Walter Stinson, 68, Windham, 27:21
  52. Bruce Taylor, 66, Lovell, 28:09
  53. Nora Hill, 11, 28:15
  54. Amelia Bommer, 9, Houston, TX, 28:18
  55. Yazi Azel, 23, Lovell, 28:20
  56. Jason Candelora, 32, Lovell, 28:23
  57. Sherri Walker-Towle, 32, Ctr. Conway, NH, 28:25
  58. Alyssa Bommer, 12, Houston, TX, 28:34
  59. Drue Stern, 17, Lovell, 28:59
  60. Jordan Rowe, 25, 29:00
  61. Doug Rowe, 55, Scarborough, 29:05
  62. Carol Bell, McLean, VA, 29:11
  63. Heath Strange, 26, Brownfield, 29:54
  64. Wayne Hadlock, 71, Lovell, 29:57
  65. Emma Jo Armington, 16, Lovell, 30:47
  66. Sasha Azel, 20, Lovell, 31:13
  67. Jessica Cronin, 39, 31:16
  68. Kevin Freeman, 45, Lovell, 31:42
  69. Ryan Fowler, 38, Sweden, 32:02
  70. Sharon Bort, 22, Jamaica Plain, MA, 32:21
  71. Jeffrey White, 70, Bedford, MA, 32:26
  72. John Towle, 32, 32:29
  73. Maggie Powers, 12, Lovell, 32:40
  74. Joann Daly, 49, N. Conway, NH, 32:52
  75. Jordan Dutton, 9, Lovell, 33:00
  76. Colton McCarthy, 9, Lovell, 33:01
  77. Peter Stern, 42, Lovell, 33:13
  78. David Powers, 52, Lovell, 33:15
  79. Carter Stern, 11, Lovell, 33:23
  80. Sophie Gildesgame, 22, 33:25
  81. Baraka DeCesere, 9, Lovell, 33:50
  82. Jane Hadlock, 60, Lovell, 34:22
  83. Dawn Crowe, 47, Lovell, 34:24
  84. Libby Cororn, 40, Medfield, MA, 34:29
  85. Caileigh Crowe, 11, Lovell, 34:30
  86. Catharyn Gildesgame, 58, Arlington, MA, 34:45
  87. Kerry Jordan, 36, Lovell, 35:35
  88. Diane Bilotta, 64, Grantham, NH, 36:22
  89. Neva Fuller, 10, Medfield, MA, 36:33
  90. Debbie Howe, 69, Waterford, 37:32
  91. Tatyana Bommer, 11, Houston, TX, 39:11
  92. Chet Rogers, 76, Hollis, 39:14
  93. Jeff West, 68, 42:02
  94. Amy West, 30, Naples, 42:03
  95. Dianne Morse-Leonard, 57, Waterford, 42:45
  96. Rhonda Twitchell, 43, Norway, 43:04
  97. Lynn Hill, 51, 47:10
  98. Linda Layman, 69, S. Hamilton, MA, 47:38
  99. David Foss, 63, S. Hamilton, MA, 47:50
  100. Ande Hall, 59, Hutchinson, KS, 49:10
  101. Mary Adams, 79, Lovell, 50:51
  102. Nancy Brown-Jamison, 69, Center Lovell, 50:52
  103. Lopl Hill, 56, 51:09
  104. Carmen Gentile, 75, 51:10

AGE GROUP AWARDS

Female Overall: Emily Carty, 20:36

Male Overall: Silas Eastman, 15:30

Ages 1-15

Female: Emily Grzyb, 15, 24:00

Male: Alfie Walker, 14, Fryeburg, 20:11

Ages 16-19

Female: Emily McDermith, 18, 25:51

Male: Patrick Carty, 17, Sweden, 17:30

Ages 20-29

Female: Laura Pulito, 20, Bridgton, 20:59

Male: Trevor Hope, 23, Lynchburg, VA, 18:22

Ages 30-39

Female: Sara Bradley, 35, Waterford, 21:41

Male: Sam Johnson, 32, 18:28

Ages 40-49

Female: Mary Yearl, 42, Waterford, 23:57

Male: Christopher Laporte, 44, Bedford, MA, 18:34

Ages 50-59

Female: Christine Carlstrom, 53, Boxford, MA, 25:28

Male: Arno Bommer, 55, Houston, TX, 19:29

Ages 60-69

Female: Sarah Ryan, 61, Olympia, WA, 26:28

Male: Bill Reilly, 68, Brownfield, 21:24

Ages 70-99

Female: Mary Adams, 79, Lovell, 50:51

Male: John Howe, 80, Waterford, 27:16

 

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