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Runners of all ages earn their treats at Maine Whoopie Pie Festival

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DOVER-FOXCROFT — Once again the Maine Whoopie Pie Festival kicked off on the Saturday morning with the Piscataquis Regional YMCA’s Earn Your Whoopie Pie 3K and Kids’ 1K Fun Run, with both races starting on River Street on June 23. The younger competitors ran up and down the street and the 3K course ended on East Main Street after covering portions of River, Essex, Lincoln, Davis, Summer and North streets.

Cooper Nelson of Dover-Foxcroft, a rising junior with the University of Maine track program and a 2016 graduate of Foxcroft Academy, was the 3K winner as he covered the route in a time of 9 minutes, 37 seconds. Nelson also won the race last year and in 2014.

The rest of the competitors are as follows: 2. Gabe Piquette 10:05; 3. Jackson Smith 11:00; 4. Michelin Eckstein 11:01; 5. Chris Colson 11:27; 6. Stuart Hedstrom 11:31; 7. Tessa Yardley 12:04 — women’s winner to continue a multiple-year run of earning top female honors in the race; 8. Devin Henderson 12:41; 9. Paul Mason 12:42; 10. Megan Clukey 12:47;

11. Jodie Peace 12:48; 12. Trey Carlton 12:48; 13. Mary Ann McQueen-Jelley 12:52; 14. Linda Cianchette 12:53; 15. Sierra Yost 13:00; 16. Peter Devine 13:26; 17. Jeff Nelson 13:45; 18. Kira Yardley 13:56; 19. Chris Coronado 14:01; 20. Tyler Friel 14:02; 21. Jasper Makowski 14:03; 22. Samantha Hayes 14:18; 23. Michelle Mason 16:38; 24. Dawn Eckstein 16:49; 25. Kelly Dennis 17:20; 26. Peter Dennis 17:21; 27. David Rodriguez 17:28; 28. Sethany Rodriguez 17:29; 29. Drew Daubenspeck 17:34; 30. Joshua Villazana 17:38;

31. Robert McCloskey 17:38; 32. Savannah Hobbs 18:20; 33. Eion McCloskey 18:25; 34. Lori Towne 18:42; 35. Preya Hammar 18:48; 36. David Hammar 18:49; 37. Nicole Hammar 18:55; 38. Kim Shire 19:00; 39. Nancy Rotkowitz 19:21; 40. Anthony Peace 20:00;

41. Melissa Sufflebeam 20:08; 42. Andrea Miller 21:36; 43. Belinda Carlton 23:21; 44. Gilda Carlton 25:01; 45. Janice Rockwell 25:32; 46. Patrick Merithew 27:51; 47. Theresa Merithew 27:51; 48. Elise Carlin 30:00; 49. Ellen Carlin 30:00; 50. Jill Carlin 30:00; 51. Elaine Devine 36:00; 52. Teresa Devine 36:00; and 53. Scarlett Jacoby 36:00.

Overall winner: Cooper Nelson. Female winner: Tessa Yardley.

17 and under — male: 1. Jackson Smith 2. Michelin Eckstein. Female: 1. Preya Hammar 2. Elise Carlin.

18-29 — male: 1. Nelson 2. Gabe Piquette. Female: 1. Yardley 2. Sierra Yost.

30-44 — male: 1. Stuart Hedstrom 2. Peter Dennis. Female: 1. Megan Clukey 2. Jody Peace.

45-59 — male: 1. Jeff Nelson 2. Robert McCloskey. Female: 1. Lori Towne 2. Nicole Hammar.

60-plus — male: 1. Trey Carlton 2. Peter Devine. Female: 1. Gilda Carlton 2. Janice Rockwell.

Ten-year-old Landon Smith earned top honors in the Kids’ 1K Fun Run as he ran the course in 3:46 to finish first among 15 entrants.

The other 1K runners were 2. Max Fitch 3:50; 3. Evan Seavey 3:58; 4. Isaiah Brown 4:07; 5. Gideon Slome 4:41; 6. Jason Rhoda 4:53; 7. Aiden Clukey 5:05; 8. Alex Clukey 5:09; 9. Ardis Provo 5:17; 10. Hazel Rodriguez 5:22;

11. Owen Rodriguez 6:17; 12. Brady Peace 6:44; 13. Elliot Richardson 6:50; 14. Emmett Richardson 6:51; and 15. Avery Moore 7:32.

Age 7 and under — boys: 1. Aiden Clukey (age 5) 2. Alex Clukey (7) 3. Owen Rodriguez (6). Girls: 1. Avery Moore (3).

8-11 — boys: 1. Landon Smith (10) 2. Max Fitch (8) 3. Evan Seavey (10). Girls: 1. Ardis Provo (9) 2. Hazel Rodriguez (9) 3. Elliot Richardson (6).

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