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Paul G. Whittemore 5K Road Race
Phillips, ME, August 16, 2003
Results Courtesy of the 45th Phillips, Maine Old Home Days
1. Jeffrey Beal, 17:20, (Avon)
2. John Logan, 17:53, (Farmington)
3 Adam Masterman, 18:10, (Kingfield)
4 Seth Hubbard, 18:28, (Farmington)
5 Joe Staples, 18:47, (Farmington)
6 David Colby Young, 19:42, (Danville)
7. Daryl Searles, 20:10, (Phillips)
8. Darrell Toothaker, 24:12, (Temple)
9. Paige Sutherland, 24:35, ( Groveland, Massachusetts)
10. Callie Douglass, 25:37, (Farmington)
11. Patricia Matulaitis, 27:59, (Phillips)
12. Kristina Hines, 29:07, (Farmington)
13. Marty Casey, 29:58, (Foster City, California)
On Saturday morning, the Paul G. Whittemore 5K Road
Race featured something traditional and something completely unprecedented.
Jeff Beal of Avon won his second overall title, thus continuing his family's
tradition of producing great athletes. His time of 17:20 blew away the rest of
the field, not to mention his own time he set when he won the event in 2001.
"The heat was a big factor," he said, adding that he was happy with his effort
despite his pre-race goal of a sub-17-minute time. Beal ran a hard but controlled
first mile in order to eliminate some of his competitors from contention while
maintaining a reserve for the latter stages of the race. Shortly before reaching
Route 142, at the halfway point of the race, he locked up his victory by pulling
away from his foes.
"Those guys were right behind me until the hill going up to 142," he said.
In the women's division, 13-year old Paige Sutherland made history by becoming
the youngest to ever capture the female division of the race. Her victory was
particularly astonishing because it was the first road race that she had ever
competed in. She blew away the rest of the women's field, winning by two minutes.
John Logan captured second place in the men's division, while Adam Masterman
placed third. Pat Matulaitis of Phillips was the first local finisher in the women's division.
A kid's fun run was also held. In the 7 and under division, Arthur Ryan was the f
irst finisher for boys, while Chantel Ross won the girls' division. Andrew Keating
placed first for boys in the 8-12 category, while Matt Mello finished second and
Seth Searles third. Emma James was the first finisher in the girls division, while
Sadie James placed second and Tori Beane third.
Then it was time for the children's bike races. Each age group competed on a
different racecourse, with older children competing in longer races.
In the 0-5 age category, Austin Ladd finished first, while Jared Witham placed
second and Cyrus Bachelder, Jr. third. The six through eight age group saw
Gavin Flagg place first, while Trevor Brackley finished second and Kirsten Bailey third.
In the nine through 12 age group, Andy Keating finished first while Kurt Haines
placed second and Billy Keating third. Chris Smith won the Open category,
while Kayla Haines finished second and Bethany Cates third.