DEDHAM, Mass. -- The James Joyce Ramble at Endicott Estate crowned USA Track & Field Masters 10 km champions Sunday as the 40-45 age produced all three, top female finishers and two of the top-three males.
Melody Fairchild, 40, of Boulder, Colo., won the women’s race in 35:15. The 40-year-old Fairchild also finished second in the 2014 Masters Half Marathon Championships at Rocky Racoon in February, and she was the 15 km winner in 2013. In second place on the women’s side was Abby Dean, 40, of Phoenixville, Pa., finishing in 37:51, and Diana Bowser, 40, of Needham, Mass., was third in 37:59. These three women swept the 40-45 age group.
Mike Galoob, 40, of Peace Dale, R.I., won the men’s overall title in 32:37. Peter Hammer, 47, of Needham, Mass., was second in 32:41, and Chad Newton, 44, of Pisagh Forrest, Ga., finished just six seconds later, in 32:47, for a very close third.
Following Galoob and Newton in the 40-45 age group, was the 41-year-old Chris Magill of Cumberland, R.I.
In the 45-49 age category, Emily Bryans, 46, of Schenectady, N.Y., was the victor in 38:37, 30 seconds ahead of the 39:07, second place finish posted by Lori Kinsley, 48, of Wysox, Pa. Mimi Fallon, 48, of Walpole, Mass., was third in 40:25.
The men’s 45-49 top runners were the second place Hammer, Kristian Bliach, 47, of Decatur, Ga., in 32:55, and Mark Hixon, 49 of Simsbury, Conn., in 33:06.
Marissa Sutera, 50, of Pleasant Valley, N.Y., led the women’s 50-54 division with her finish in 38:47. Doreen McCoubrie, 52, of Malvern, Pa., was next with her time of 39:01, and Jennifer Rapaport, 50, of Melrose, Mass., rounded out the age group’s top three in 39:36.
Rod Edson, 50, of Hanover, N.H., topped the men’s 50-54 age group with his time of 34:42. A 35:10 finish from Alan Evans, 50, of Beaver Dams, N.Y., was good for second, as Daniel Verrington, 51, of Bradford, Mass., earned third place in the category with his 35:55 finish.
Carmen Ayala-Troncoso, 55, of Austin, Texas, posted a time of 39:55 to finish atop the 55-59 women’s age division. Elizabeth Cooney, 59, of Somerville, Mass., was next in 45:08 and Alda Cossi, Winchester, Mass., was third in 45:51.
The 60-64 women had only three participants with Kathy Martin, 62, of Northport, N.Y., leading finishes by nearly three minutes with her time of 40:10. Edie Stevensen, 64, of Boulder, Colo., followed in 43:08, more than a minute faster than Linda Jennings, 61, of Tewskbury, Mass., who completed the race in 44:46.
Tom McCormack, 60, of Jonesborough, Tennessee, headed the 60-64 men by more than 90 seconds when he crossed the line in 36:02. Peter Mullin, 63, of Houston, Texas, finished in 37:30 ahead of Kirk Larson, 62, of Atlanta, Georgia, who made his finish in 39:12.
From Houston, Texas, Sabra Harvey, 65, was the women’s 65-69 division frontrunner with her time of 42:37. Patty Foltz, 66, of Stowe, Vermont, was second in 49:33, followed by Susan Gustafson, 67, of Hingham, Massachusetts, in 53:41.
Leading the men’s 65-69 group, was William Dixon, 66, of Brattleboro, Vt., who made his finish in 38:23. Crossing next was Paul Carlin, 68, of Indianapolis, in 39:53 before Gordon MacFarland, 66, of Arlington, Mass., in 40:30.
Charlene Francis, 73 of Hyde Park, Mass., was the lone competitor for the 70-74 women. Doug Goodhue, 72, of Millford, Mich., led the men in this category with his 42:36 victory, as the seven-time Masters Runner of the Year held nothing back in quest to repeat a stellar 2013 season, which saw wins in all 19 races attempts in addition to the 12 km record he set at the .US National Road Racing Championships. Bill Borla, 74, of Torrington, Conn., was next in the division, finishing in 43:32, more than three minutes ahead of Richard Paulsen, 70, of Woburn Mass., who completed the race in 47:17.
Carrie Parsi, 75, of Gloucester, Mass., was the solo, women’s 75-79 competitor, and she made her finish in 55:18. William Riley, 77, of Centerville, Mass., led men’s participants in this category, as he crossed in 48:00, nearly 10 minutes ahead of the next closest age-group competitor. Frank Hurt, 77, of Laconia, N.H., finished second in the category with a time of 58:17 before Jerry Levasseur, 76, of Brunswick, Maine, finished in 1:12:56.
The most senior 10 km participant, Edna Hyer, 80, of South Wales, N.Y., completed the race in 1:17:37, while the oldest male competitor, Lawence Cole, also 80, of Harwich, Mass., made his finish in 1:17:09.
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