Swim, bike, run event

Layton, Crans fastest in first Megunticook Triathlon

Event includes half-mile swim, 26-mile bike, 6.4-mile run
By Holly Vanorse Spicer | Sep 06, 2016
Photo by: Mark Haskell Cedar Andrus, right, and Connor O’Farrell tandem bike riding during the first Megunticook Triathlon Sept. 4 at Barrett's Cove on Megunticook Lake.

Camden — The first Megunticook Triathlon — a tough swim, bike and run event — went off without a hitch on Sunday morning, Sept. 4 at Barrett's Cove on Megunticook Lake.

This year's event attracted 20 individuals and 11 teams that finished.

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Scott Layton, 40, of Rockport out swam, biked and ran the field of competitors to finish first. He completed the course in one hour, 55 minutes and 54 seconds.

Second place went to Milan Babik, 37, with a time of 2:09:43. Nante Larlee, 44, was third at 2:16:28.

Mara Crans, 49, was the first female finisher, in 2:28:20, as she finished fifth overall.

The event was sponsored by Maine Sport Outfitters for 35 years before the changing of hands, and title, this year. However, it was only the name, and hosts that changed.

The half-mile swim, 26-mile bike and 6.4-mile run stayed in place as the Camden-Rockport Middle School Japan Exchange Program took over the reins as hosts for the event. All money raised from the Megunticook Triathlon will benefit the exchange program, which will be sending ten eighth-grade students to Japan during April vacation this school year.

This year's participants ranged in age from 13 to 72 and, interesting, Parker Johnson, 56, of Lincolnville participated in all 35 Maine Sport events and returned to participate in this year's new triathlon.

Additionally, Pattie Craig participated in the Maine Sport race 30 years ago, when she was 20. This year, at age 50, she was the second female finisher.

The individual triathlon results were: 1, Scott Layton, 40, 1:55:54; 2, Milan Babik, 37, 2:09:43; 3, Nante Larlee, 44, 2:16:28; 4, Reuben Begin, 27, 2:27:56; 5, Crans, 49, 2:28:20; 6, Jeff Alexander, 36, 2:29:57; 7, Geoff Scott, 61, 2:36:28; 8, Doug Blasius, 63, 2:39.53; 9, Adam Bishop, 39, 2:40:07; 10, Pattie Craig, 50, 2:42:00; 11, Parker Johnson, 56, 2:42:44; 12, John Begin, 33, 2:48:21; 13, Kate Goupee, 39, 2:51:09; 14, Rene Ruiz, 63, 2:52:14; 15, Molly Wardell, 41, 2:55:10; 16, Chris Michael, 38, 3:01:10; 17, Ian Lussier, 32, 3:01:50; 18, Mariah Lussier, 33, 3:01:50; 19, Doug Stradley, 42, 3:02:55; and 20, Catherine Sally, 44, 3:37:24.

The team results were: 1, Diana Castle, Tom Cyr and David O'Connell, 2:13:39; 2, Barbara Davis, Stuart Ferris and Mary Smith, 2:21:04; 3, Angus Carter, Calvin James and McQuillon Brace, 2:29:26; 4, Katie Killoran and Michelle Perry, 2:31:58; 5, Sam Grinnell, Darby Urey and Josh Hixson, 2:36:19; 6, Richard Weimer and Owen Howell, 2:42:46; 7, Kate Urey, Mish Sommers and Tara Baker, 2:45:00; 8, Kristin Nelson, Matt Smith and Jim Morse, 2:47:33; 9, Drew Darling and Abby Moskowitz, 2:48:30; 10, Will Nickerson, Matt Nickerson and Ethan Andrus, 2:52:16; and 11, Tor Denny, Connor O'Farrell and Carrie Hedstrom, 3:07:54.

Scene from first Megunticook Triathlon Sept. 4 at Barrett's Cove on Megunticook Lake. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from first Megunticook Triathlon Sept. 4 at Barrett's Cove on Megunticook Lake. Cedar Andrus. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from first Megunticook Triathlon Sept. 4 at Barrett's Cove on Megunticook Lake. Scott Layton. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from first Megunticook Triathlon Sept. 4 at Barrett's Cove on Megunticook Lake. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from first Megunticook Triathlon Sept. 4 at Barrett's Cove on Megunticook Lake. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from first Megunticook Triathlon Sept. 4 at Barrett's Cove on Megunticook Lake. Katie Killoran and Scott Layton. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from first Megunticook Triathlon Sept. 4 at Barrett's Cove on Megunticook Lake. Scott Layton. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from first Megunticook Triathlon Sept. 4 at Barrett's Cove on Megunticook Lake. Will Nickerson. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from first Megunticook Triathlon Sept. 4 at Barrett's Cove on Megunticook Lake. Mara Crans. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from first Megunticook Triathlon Sept. 4 at Barrett's Cove on Megunticook Lake. Angus Carter. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from first Megunticook Triathlon Sept. 4 at Barrett's Cove on Megunticook Lake. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from first Megunticook Triathlon Sept. 4 at Barrett's Cove on Megunticook Lake. Sam Grinnell. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from first Megunticook Triathlon Sept. 4 at Barrett's Cove on Megunticook Lake. Drew Darling. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from first Megunticook Triathlon Sept. 4 at Barrett's Cove on Megunticook Lake. Milan Babik. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from first Megunticook Triathlon Sept. 4 at Barrett's Cove on Megunticook Lake. Parker Laite. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from first Megunticook Triathlon Sept. 4 at Barrett's Cove on Megunticook Lake. John Begin. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from first Megunticook Triathlon Sept. 4 at Barrett's Cove on Megunticook Lake. Doug Blasius. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from first Megunticook Triathlon Sept. 4 at Barrett's Cove on Megunticook Lake. Doug Stradley. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from first Megunticook Triathlon Sept. 4 at Barrett's Cove on Megunticook Lake. Art Warren. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from first Megunticook Triathlon Sept. 4 at Barrett's Cove on Megunticook Lake. Mara Crans. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from first Megunticook Triathlon Sept. 4 at Barrett's Cove on Megunticook Lake. Katie Killoran. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from first Megunticook Triathlon Sept. 4 at Barrett's Cove on Megunticook Lake. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from first Megunticook Triathlon Sept. 4 at Barrett's Cove on Megunticook Lake. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from first Megunticook Triathlon Sept. 4 at Barrett's Cove on Megunticook Lake. Mary Smith. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from first Megunticook Triathlon Sept. 4 at Barrett's Cove on Megunticook Lake. Carrie Hedstrom. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
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Holly Vanorse Spicer
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Holly has been part of the team at Courier Publications since mid-2009, working mostly with the sports department and with theSCENE, but occasionally lending a hand throughout the company.

She holds degrees in photography from Maine Media Workshop and University of Maine.

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