Youth prevails at Waterford Fall Foliage 5K

Race winner Makoto Watanabe, 18, of Hebron.

Race winner Makoto Watanabe, 18, of Hebron.

WATERFORD — People run the Waterford Fall Foliage 5K for different reasons.

Top female runners Audrey and Addie Blais of Naples used the Sunday run to help them build momentum for the upcoming high school conference championship at St. Joseph’s College this Friday. The two girls are leaders of the Lake Region cross-country team.

Others run because the race is for a good cause — it raises money for the Tony Waldeier Scholarship Fund, which benefits SAD 17 students.

Then, there was Arnie and Linda Elton. The scenic run enabled the Whitehouse, Ohio couple to scratch “Maine” off their bucket list.

The couple’s bucket list is to run a race in every state in the country, and they chose the Waterford race to participate in for the state of Maine. The two 65-year-olds came in 96th and 97th in the 5K, and seemed to really enjoy the festive occasion in Waterford.

“We would welcome them back anytime,” race officials said.

The 14th annual Fall Foliage 5K and Fun Run was held Sunday, in Waterford Flats, with 37 kids taking part in the 1 mile Fun Run and over 150 participating in the 5K.

Saige McGinnis, 12, of Harrison, won the female overall 1 mile fun run for the girls, with Matt McCaffrey, 10, of Franklinville, N.J. taking the overall for the boys.

Makoto Watanabe, 18, of Hebron blitzed the field with a time of 17 minutes, 55 seconds. Ryan Cloutier, 37, of Burlington, Vt. was second in 18:48 while Mark MacDougall, 19, of Naples was third in 19:13.

First female Audrey Blais, 15, of Naples.

First female Audrey Blais, 15, of Naples.

Audrey Blais, 15, was the first female in 20:47 while sister Addie, 14, was second in 21:41.

Here’s how the field finished:

1. Makoto Watanabe, 18, Hebron, 17:55

2. Ryan Cloutier, 37, Burlington, VT, 18:48

3. Mark MacDougall, 19, Naples, 19:13

4. Gardner Waldeier, 31, Waterford, 19:30

5. Benjamin Grimmig, 23, Summit, NJ, 19:43

6. Jeremy Gantz, 34, Burlington, VT, 19:47

7. Patrick Ridlon, 42, Casco, 20:20

8. Audrey Blais, 15, Naples, 20:47

9. David Lyons, 48, Bridgton, 20:58

10. James Hubbard, 24, New York, 21:15

ANOTHER OFF THE LIST — Linda Elton of Whitehouse, Ohio and her husband, Arnie, plan to take part in a race in each U.S. state as part of their "bucket list." Scratch Maine off the list after the couple completed the Waterford Fall Foliage 5K. (Rivet Photos)

ANOTHER OFF THE LIST — Linda Elton of Whitehouse, Ohio and her husband, Arnie, plan to take part in a race in each U.S. state as part of their "bucket list." Scratch Maine off the list after the couple completed the Waterford Fall Foliage 5K. (Rivet Photos)

11. Daniel Brabnader, 48, Newton, MA, 21:24

12. Addie Blais, 14, Naples, 21:41

13. Peter Rearick, 61, Hebron, 21:42

14. Andrew Chingos, 11, Brunswick, 22:17

15. Peter Chingos, 47, Brunswick, 22:23

16. Sarah Keener, 32, Waterford, 22:29

17. Jamie Toohey, 36, Waterford, 22:45

18. Elizabeth Stockwell, 37, Scarborough, 22:51

19. Peter Miller, 17, South Paris, 22:58

20. Joshua Zubricki, 20, Gloucester, MA, 23:11

21. Chase Baker, 24, Hebron, 23:20

22. Sarah Parks, 35, Bellingham, MA, 23:22

23. Anthony Ferone, 35, Ware, NH, 23:24

24. Gage Wheeler, 16, Meredith, NH, 23:36

25. Cody Hadley, 21, Waterford, 24:14

26. Nina Planson, 26, New Gloucester, 24:20

27. Michael Foley, 25, New Gloucester, 24:24

STEADY PACE — Bart Hague, 89, walks along Sweden Road.

STEADY PACE — Bart Hague, 89, walks along Sweden Road.

28. Sean Kelly, 15, Hopkinton, MA, 24:28

29. Kevin Penley, 25, Scarborough, 24:33

30. Geo Ames, 49, Waterford, 24:36

31. Eric Riendeau, 45, Durham, 24:48

32. Brian Penley, 31, Raymond, 25:07

33. Mike Fagone, 42, Gorham, 25:12

34. Nick Lawler, 48, Centerville, 25:19

35. Tim Ballard, 35, England, 25:35

36. Todd Truman, 44, South Paris, 25:37

37. Mary Yearl, 40, Newton, MA, 25:39

38. Brian Shibles, 53, Waterford, 25:48

39. Peter Child, 70, Freeport, 25:54

40. Will Rhys, 68, Bridgton, 26:00

41. Mike Murrell, 42, Waterford, 26:02

42. Anne St. Pierre, 55, Berkley, MA, 26:07

43. Chris Guerette, 38, Lisbon, 26:08

44. Allison Dillon, 13, E. Providence, RI, 26:14

45. Anna Haglof, 59, Harwich, MA, 26:15

46. Doreen Adams, 49, Hebron, 26:31

47. Barry Knopp, 63, Oxford, 26:33

48. Ron Chase, 72, Durham, 26:47

49. John Howe, 78, Waterford, 26:49

50. Shannon Nelligan, 13, Waterford, 26:55

51. Jackie Rice, 43, Waterford, 26:57

52. Logan Truman, 15, South Paris, 27:03

53. Melissa Woodard, 37, Waterford, 27:05

54. Rachel Stockwell, 36, Wells, 27:08

55. Kari Eldridge, 18, Naples, 27:16

56. Quintin Stockwell, 36, Wells, 27:21

57. Kerry Hewson, 41, Waterford, 27:28

58. Virginia Brannan, 35, Lunenburg, MA, 27:35

59. Ben Nutter, 60, Topsfield, MA, 27:41

60. John Huffman, 66, Waterford, 27:45

61. Allison Taber, 31, Harrison, 27:55

62. Emma Wheeler, 11, Meredith, NH, 28:02

63. Nancy Kluck, 60, Bridgton, 28:11

64. Jan Beckwerunmert, 56, Waterford, 28:15

65. Roxanne Ames, 43, Waterford, 28:23

66. Matt Drewal, 38, Lewiston, 28:25

67. Brittany Horgan, 25, Hamilton, MA, 28:28

68. Chuck Williams, 33, Minot, 28:31

69. Michael Southard, 23, New York, 28:33

70. Michael Carroll, 57, Lewiston, 28:34

71. Shelby Lynn-Sheldrick, 9, Sebago, 28:44

72. Sarah Lamontagne, 35, Naples, 28:50

73. Dave Sheldrick, 38, Sebago, 28:52

74. Darren Fickett, 36, Naples, 29:02

75. Doss Hasson, 57, Hamden, CT, 29:12

76. Alicia McGinnis, 36, Harrison, 29:15

77. Kelly Wright, 45, Norway, 29:18

78. Matthew Willard, 27, Oxford, 29:20

79. Colleen Winslow, 32, Waterford, 29:22

80. Hannah Ellis, 17, Gloucester, MA, 29:24

81. Sara Spugnardi, 36, Scarborough, 29:26

82. Mike Spugnardi, 36, Scarborough, 29:27

83. Becky Laperle, 32, Waterford, 29:32

84. Sierra Ferland, 20, Unity, 29:37

85. Samuel Schena, 9, Lynnfield, MA, 29:47

86. Anthony Schena, 42, Lynnfield, MA, 29:49

87. Tricia Brooks, 45, South Paris, 29:55

88. Susan Perkins, 50, 30:03

89. Gordon Lessersohn, 23, Oradell, NJ, 30:04

90. Charles Adams, 57, High Point, NC, 30:06

91. Trevor Perkins, 15, Hopkinton, MA, 30:09

92. Arianna Cerso, 13, Cranston, RI, 30:11

93. Shannon Brown, 26, Windham, 30:15

94. Margaret Chingos, 9, Brunswick, 30:17

95. Sarah Chingos, 43, Brunswick, 30:20

96. Arnie Elton, 65, Whitehouse, OH, 30:27

97. Linda Elton, 65, Whitehouse, OH, 30:39

98. Kelly Orr, 29, Portland, 31:01

99. Catherine Boysen, 29, Portland, 31:05

100. Kamden Carkner, 8, Needham, MA, 31:27

101. Ashini Shah Carkner, 42, Needham, MA, 31:29

102. Jaidyn Rice, 21, Waterford, 31:38

103. Jo Zubricki, 45, Gloucester, MA, 31:47

104. Bill Buckley, 55, Portsmouth, NH, 31:58

105. Will Buckley, 27, Brooklyn, NY, 32:00

106. Connie Justice, 57, New Gloucester, 32:07

107. Jessica Jendrick, 33, Waterford, 32:12

108. Miranda Peaslee, 27, West Paris, 32:17

109. Kelcey Robichaud, 16, Norway, 32:30

110. Megan McBrady, 28, Portland, 32:38

111. Douglas Maheux, 32, Wales, 32:41

112. Lucy VanHook, 29, Topsham, 32:49

113. Deborah Larson, 60, South Paris, 32:59

114. Kathy Greenleaf, 71, Norway, 33:00

115. David Greenleaf, 74, Norway, 33:02

116. Becky Mason, 41, South Paris, 33:04

117. Jennifer Cushman, 33, Waterford, 33:07

118. Maggie Riendeau, 11, Durham, 33:32

119. Dawn Mills, 46, Westbrook, 33:36

120. Anita Day, 58, Fryeburg, 33:42

121. Tony Mills, 43, Westbrook, 33:46

122. Autumn Zubricki, 18, Gloucester, MA, 33:48

123. Wendy Robichaud, 41, Norway, 34:02

124. William Miller, 50, South Paris, 34:39

125. Ginger Maheux, 30, Wales, 34:49

126. James Donahue, 39, Lewiston, 34:50

127. Jill McGilvray, 38, Weymouth, MA, 36:00

128. Mackenzie Schena, 11, Lynnfield, MA, 36:05

129. Debbie Howe, 67, Waterford, 36:42

130. Ben Woodard, 56, Norway, 36:58

131. Margaret Rearick, 61, Hebron, 37:15

132. Katrina Dailey, 49, Harrison, 37:45

133. Thomas Hubbard, 59, Natick, MA, 38:10

134. Eileen Edwards, 61, Naples, 38:21

135. Barbara Maxfield, 36, Durham, 39:19

136. Donovan Maxfield, 36, Durham, 39:21

137. Renata Rivard, 31, Harrison, 40:47

138. Priscilla Ormsby, 71, Jay, 41:46

139. Wendy Hammond, 45, Gorham, 41:56

140. Ariane Ferland, 44, Chepachet, RI, 43:09

141. Priya Carkner, 9, Needham, MA, 43:33

142. Deven Carkner, 8, Needham, MA, 43:39

143. Courtney Fox, 14, Waterford, 43:39

144. Kasey Schena, 7, Lynnfield, MA, 43:39

145. Heatha Schena, 42, Lynnfield, MA, 43:42

146. Eric Carkner, 43, Needham, MA, 43:44

147. Ida Helmers, 66, Albany, NH, 46:28

148. Mike Helmers, 61, Albany, NH, 46:29

149. Philip Crawford, 63, Buckfield, 47:23

150. Linda Berry, 48, Oxford, 48:05

151. Nancy Brown, 62, Bethel, 48:23

152. Sara Stockwell, 62, Waterford, 48:40

153. Tom Hammett, 61, Blacksburg, VA, 48:41

154. Susan Plume, 66, Franklin, MA, 48:42

155. Susan Perry, 50, Hopkinton, MA, 48:50

156. Sarah Boucher, 48, Fryeburg, 48:51

157. Jodi Fox, 43, Waterford, 50:17

158. Rebecca Gould, 62, Portsmouth, NH, 51:42

159. Dory Kegelman, 67, Norway, 52:11

160. Deb Maxfield, 41, Harrison, 52:16

161. Bart Hague, 86, Waterford, 52:21

162. Donna Heyne, 58, Livingston, TX, 52:26

163. Kent Heyne, 57, Livingston, TX, 52:26

164. Dawn Fox, 23, Auburn, 55:42

165. Mary Fox, 66, Stoneham, 56:01

166. Leslie Bradford, 73, Waterford, 1:02.53

5K Group Awards

Female Overall: Audrey Blais, 15, 20:47; Addie Blais, 14, 21:41; Sarah Keener, 32, 22:29

Male Overall: Makoto Watanbe, 18, 17:55; Ryan Cloutier, 37, 18:48; Mark MacDougall, 19, 19:13

Female 1-14: Allison Dillon, 13, 26:14

Male 1-14: Andrew Chingos, 11, 22:17

Female 15-19: Kari Eldridge, 18, 27:16

Male 15-19: Peter Miller, 17, 22:58

Female 20-29: Nina Planson, 26, 24:20

Male 20-29: Benjamin Grimmig, 19:43

Female 30-39: Jamie Toohey, 22:45

Male 30-39: Gardner Waldeier, 19:30

Female 40-49: Mary Yearl, 40, 25:39

Male 40-49: Patrick Ridlon, 42, 20:20

Female 50-59: Anne St. Pierre, 55, 26:07

Male 50-59: Brian Shibles, 53, 25:48

Female 60-69: Nancy Kluck, 60, 28:11

Male 60-69: Peter Rearick, 61, 21:42

Female 70-79:  Kathy Greenleaf, 71, 33:00

Male 70-79: Peter Child, 70, 25:54

Female 80-99: None

Male 80-99: Bart Hague, 86, 52:21

1 Mile Fun Run

1. Matt McCaffrey, 10, Franklinville, NJ, 7:03

2. Kyle Perkins, 12, Hopkinton, MA, 7:13

3. Saige McGinnis, 12, Harrison, 7:23

4. Ian Guerrette, 8, Lisbon, 7:46

5. Arthur Marciano, 9, Buxton, 8:15

6. Natalie Blais, 8, Naples, 8:24

7. Jake Blais, 6, Naples, 8:26

8. Luke Blais, 10, Naples, 8:30

9. Saige Winslow, 7, Waterford, 8:40

10. Abbie Taber, 11, Harrison, 8:43

11. Marian Lawler, 11, Waterford, 8:45

12. Luci Bourgeois, 7, Pownal, 8:59

13. Sam Yearl, 8, Newton, MA, 9:08

14. Joe Yearl, 9, Newton, MA, 9:12

15. Eva Brannan, 6, Lunenburg, MA, 9:17

16. Jackson Guerrette, 6, Lisbon, 9:29

17. Hannah Bradford, 6, Lunenburg, MA, 10:00

18. Ethan Stockwell, 6, Scarborough, 10:20

19. Helena Sheldrick, 4, Sebago, 10:24

20. Bella Ahern, 6, Harrison, 10:39

21. Adam Stockwell, 4, Scarborough, 10:44

22. Bella Eaton, 10, Hamilton, MA, 11:16

23. Casimer Ferene, 4, Weare, NH, 11:40

24. Grace McGilvray, 5, Weymouth, MA, 12:14

25. Lydia Sylvester, 7, Waterford, 12:37

26. Jocelyn Finney, 5, Harrison, 12:39

27. Makenna Wilson, 6, Harrison, 12:49

28. Ellie Winslow, 4, Waterford, 12:59

29. Joseph Maratto, 4, Waterford, 13:01

30. Tyce Sawyer, 4, Waterford, 13:19

31. Aidan Stockwell, 6, Wells, 13:44

32. Lauren Hewson, 6, Waterford, 15:00

33. Gabby Clark, 8, Harrison, 15:03

34. Grody Hewson, 4, Waterford, 15:52

35. Drew Toohey, 3, Waterford, 16:28

36. Joseph Sylvester, 4, Waterford, 16:43

37. William Toohey, 1, Waterford, 18:17

1 Mile Age Group Winners

Female Overall: Saige McGinnis, 12, 7:23; Natalie Blais, 8, 8:24; Saige Winslow, 7, 8:40

Male Overall: Matt McCaffrey, 10, 7:03; Kyle Perkins, 12, 7:13; Ian Guerrette, 8, 7:46

Female 1-6: Eva Brannan, 6, 9:17

Male 1-6: Jake Blais, 6, 8:26

Female 7-9: Luci Bourgeois, 7, 8:59

Male 7-9: Arthur Marciano, 9, 8:15

Female 10-12: Abbie Taber, 11, 8:43

Male 10-12: Luke Blais, 10, 8:30

Race wrap-up

All the work by the race committee once again paid off, and things went very smoothly, with the road closed for most of the race. Lots of chili was brought by volunteers as part of the Waterford/Harrison PTO fundraiser. Hot dogs, muffins and pie were also sold.

Amy Sawyer of Waterford won chili cook-off for the second year straight by popular vote. The challenge for next year is to give Amy more competition for the trophy. Anyone can participate, so join next year.

The fall race is always held on the Sunday of the Columbus Day weekend, so runners and cooks, mark your calendars and we’ll see you then.

 

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