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Mauser sets pace in Run for the Hills 10-kilometer event

Quehl proves fastest female over 6.2-mile course
By Ken Waltz | Sep 18, 2012
Photo by: Ken Waltz Runners move along the course during the fourth annual Coastal Mountains Land Trust's 10-kilometer road race Sept. 15 in Belfast. Among those pictured are Kali McCarthy of Belfast (150), Samantha Bennett of Searsport (169) and Michael Pomerleau of Belfast (170).

Belfast — A young homeschooled student and former Belfast Area High School athletic standout set a fast pace for the fourth annual Run for the Hills 10-kilometer road race Saturday morning, Sept. 15. The event was hosted by the Coastal Mountains Land Trust.

Luis Mauser, 16, of Belfast finished first, crossing the tough 6.2-mile course in 40 minutes and 52 seconds. Ron Haney, 55, of Warren was second at 45:01 — more than four minutes behind the winner.

Jennifer Quehl, 44, of Searsmont was the first female finisher, crossing the course in 47:15, or fifth overall.

Forty-two participants finished the race.

The event began at Waterfall Arts on 256 High Street and ended at the footbridge at the ocean. Appropriately named, the hilly and rigorous 6.2-mile course gave elite and casual runners the opportunity to strut their stuff for a cause. Proceeds directly fund Coastal Mountains Land Trust’s conservation work in the western Penobscot Bay Region.

The scenic course began at Waterfall Arts and highlighted the land trust’s Passagassawakeag Greenway, an on-going initiative to create a public trail network on conserved lands along the banks of the Passagassawakeag River. Runners passed the Stover Head of Tide and Stephenson Preserves before finishing on the Belfast Footbridge.

In addition to the lead sponsor Bank of America, other event sponsors were Cold Mountain Builders, Darby’s Restaurant, Waldo County General Hospital, Consumers Fuel Co. and Front Street Shipyard. Maine Sport, Snow, Sport and Spine, the Belfast Co-op and the Belfast Hannaford made contributions for prizes and refreshments.

The individual 10K results included: 1, Mauser, 16, Belfast, 40:45; 2, Haney, 55, Warren, 45:01; 3, Ken Agabian, 49, Searsport, 45:44; 4, Tony Swebilius, 68, Morrill, 46:32; 5, Quehl, 44, Searsmont, 47:15; 6, Jason Andrews, 34, Lincolnville, 47:48; 7, Ian Stewart, 38, Appleton, 48:00; 8, Jon Hayslip, 31, Northport, 48:54; 9, Pete Colman, 45, Blue Hill, 49:01; 10, Jamie Westlake, 50, Brandon, Fla., 49:16; 11, Steve Frampton, 49, Warren, 49:54; 12, Anthony Campbell, 48, Belfast, 50:13; 13, Justin Lesage Boutin, 36, Hope, 50:20; 14, Lindsay Spigel, 34, Unity, 50:24; 15, Reade Brower, 55, Camden, 51:05; 16, Rebecca Cunningham, 23, Farmington, 51:55; 17, Rebecca Jacobs, 37, Rockland, 52:24; 18, Maho Hisakawa, 32, Lincolnville, 52:31; 19, Mary Ruoff, 50, Belfast, 53:30; 20, Kali McCarthy, 31, Belfast, 54:54; 21, Bruce Snider, 58, Belfast, 55:13; 22, Jennifer Weaver, 31, Belfast, 55:14; 23, Thierry Bonneville, 40, Belfast, 55:48; 24, David Loxterkamp, 59, Belfast, 55:48; 25, Bill Conklin, 45, Belgrade, 56:43; 26, Karrie Saltalamachi, 38, Unity, 57:04; 27, Rebecca Slaughter, 35, Belfast, 57:19; 28, Jane Pavalkis, 22, Camden, 58:05; 29, Pamela Tremblay, 50, Hampden, 58:11; 30, Albert Justiniano, 51, Mendota Heights, Minn., 58:34; 31, Christine Ames, 26, Portland, 58:58; 32, Jeannine Boutin Lesage, 36, Hope, 58:58; 33, Erik Klausmeyer, 27, Belfast, 58:59; 34, Sylvia Justiniano, 37, Mendota Heights, Minn., 59:27; 35, Sandy Welte, 57, Camden, 1:00:25; 36, Samantha Bennett, 32, Searsport, 1:00:40; 37, Michael Pomerleau, 30, Belfast, 1:00:42; 38, Kristen Kramer, 31, Ellsworth, 1:00:46; 39, Elizabeth Dyer, 40, Belgrade, 1:02:54; 40, Nicole Pounder, 28, Addison, 1:03:57; 41, Daniele Wyman, 39, Holden, 1:03:58; and 42, Megan Taft, 32, Brunswick, 1:07:07.

Awards were given to the following:

Female overall — 1, Jennifer Quehl, 44, Searsmont, 47:15.

Male overall — 1, Luis Mauser, 16, Belfast, 40:45.

Females up to age 19 — 1, Kali McCarthy, 13, Belfast, 54:54.

Females ages 20-19 — 1, Rebecca Cunningham, 23, Farmington, 51:55; 2, Jane Pavalkis, 22, Camden, 58:05; 3, Christine Ames, 26, Portland, 58:58; and 4, Nicole Pounder, 28, Addison, 1:03:57.

Males ages 20-29 — 1, Erik Klausmeyer, 27, Belfast, 58:59.

Females 30-39 — 1, Lindsay Spigel, 34, Unity, 50:24; 2, Rebecca Jacobs, 37, Rockland, 52:24; 3, Maho Hisakawa, 32, Lincolnville, 52:31; and 4, Jennifer Weaver, 31, Belfast, 55:14.

Males 30-39 — 1, Jason Andrews, 34, Lincolnville, 47:48; 2, Ian Stewart, 38, Appleton, 48:00; 3, Jon Hayslip, 31, 48:54; and 4, Justin Lesage Boutin, 36, Hope, 50:20.

Females 40-49 — 1, Elizabeth Dyer, 40, Belgrade, 1:02:54.

Males 40-49 — 1, Ken Agabian, 49, Searsport, 45:44; 2, Pete Colman, 45, Blue Hill, 49:01; and 3, Steve Frampton, 49, Warren, 49:54.

Females 50-59 — 1, Mary Ruoff, 50, Belfast, 53:30; and 2, Pamela Tremblay, 50, Hampden, 58:11.

Males 50-59 — 1, Ron Haney, 55, Warren, 45:01; and 2, Jamie Westlake, 50, Brandon, Fla., 49:16.

Males 60-99 — 1, Tony Swebilius, 68, Morrill, 46:32.

Courier Publications sports staff can be reached by phone at 207-594-4401 or by email at sports@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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