Top performances by young and old were the norm during the third annual Waldo County YMCA Family Triathlon Festival May 12, an event specially geared toward family participation and less experienced triathletes.

The sprint triathlon, which included a swim in the YMCA pool and bike ride and road run in the surrounding area, saw Scott Layton of Thomaston best a solid field of 110 competitors. Andrea Wilhelm, 32, of Lincolnville was the first female finisher, placing eighth overall.

For triathlon participants ages 15 to 19 and 20 and older, the event included a 525-yard swim (21 lengths) in the Tom & Sally Savage Pool (with a 20-minute time limit), followed by a 12.2-mile bike and 3.5-mile run on the roads. All portions of the event started anded end at the YMCA.

For participants ages 11-14 (junior division), the swim portion was 275 yards (11 lengths) in the pool, a 3.54-mile bike ride and a 1.54-mile run.

For participants 10-and-younger, events were centered around Troy Howard Middle School, which is next to the YMCA. For that group, children ages 8-10 swam 50 yards, biked 1.12 miles and run one-half mile. Those ages 7 and younger swam 25 yards, biked 600 yards and run a half mile. Times and places were not kept for the 10-and-younger group.

Layton, 36, finished the event in one hour, two minutes and 43 seconds. He bested runner-up Adam Smith, 25, of Morrill, who finished in 1:05:56.3. Wilhelm finished in 1:09:08.4.

In the team division, Team Caffeine finished first in 1:07:06.2. There were 16 teams, including all male, all female and coed.

In the junior division, Anne Guadalupi, 13, of Augusta was first in 31:12.8. There were 12 junior competitors.

In its first two years, the Family Triathlon Festival, sponsored by the Waldo County YMCA, grew in popularity the event took another leap forward with the addition of a junior division.

This year brought the addition of a junior division, a new challenge for children ages 11 to 14. Those youth began the triathlon festivities in the first wave of the swim. Just like the adult participants, the children were timed with electronic chips.

“We will kick off the afternoon with an exciting series of youth races,” said Beth Anderson, co-chairperson of the event. “The goal of our race is to get kids excited about participating in the sport of triathlon. For this reason, we will not time the children. Instead, all racers will receive an award for finishing, as well as a triathlon t-shirt.”

Like the adults, the youngest children started out swimming in the YMCA pool. After their wave was completed, they were taken into the locker room where they dried off and changed into biking and running gear, before moving to the Troy Howard Middle School area for the final two portions.

Proceeds from the festival benefit the YMCA’s children’s scholarship program.

This year the event added music and feature the band Odlaw, which played live at the festival.

Quirk Auto Group, Unity Foundation, UniTel, Inc. and the Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy Center of Waldo County General Hospital were the major sponsors for the third annual festival.

The individual triathlon results were: 1, Layton, 36, Thomaston, 1:02:43.8; 2, Smith, 25, Morrill, 1:05:56.3; 3, David MacMillan, 35, Hope, 1:06:47.7; 4, Jason Gallant, 44, Hope, 1:7:25.6; 5, Greg Goodhue, 47, Sidney, 1:07:55.6; 6, David Painter, 51, Bar Harbor, 1:08:09.9; 7, Wilhelm, 32, Lincolnville, 1:09:08.4; 8, Matthew Damon, 38, Brewer, 1:12:09.9; 9, Alden Robbins, 37, Searsmont, 1:14:41.2; 10, Monicque Deschamps, 42, Belfast, 1:15:35; 11, Greg Purington-Brown, 37, Monroe, 1:15:51.2; 12, Andrew Stewart, 37, Hope, 1:16:42.5; 13, Donald Mansius, 54, Appleton, 1:17:24.8; 14, Aleisha Black, 32, Pittston, 1:17:45.8; 15, Emily Tato, 22, Chatham, N.J., 1:18:01.3; 16, Carrie Hedstrom, 35, Camden, 1:19:20.9; 17,  Dale Cross, 52, Morrill, 1:19:47.1; 18, Libby Healy, 43, Thorndike, 1:20:01.8; 19, Tara Wagner, 36, Hope, 1:20:02.8; 20, Dan Britton, 39, Belfast, 1:20:51.2; 21, Kerri Holt, 39, Montville, 1:21:53.7; 22, Vicente Contendo, 46, Camden, 1:22:17.7; 23, Chris Tomalty, 40, Brooks, 1:22:29; 24, Glenn Montgomery, 65, Belfast, 1:22:35.1; and 25, Joey Casas, 36, Washington, 1:22:38.6.

Also, 26, Scott Pellitier, 49, Belfast, 1:22:40.6; 27, Jessica Damon, 38, Brewer, 1:22:44.3; 28, Thomas Cyr, 41, Rockport, 1:22:46.8; 29, Douglas Hinerfeld, 41, Bar Harbor, 1:22:49.3; 30, Joseph Kennedy, 40, Skowhegan, 1:23:07.5; 31, Darrell Smith, 50, Morrill, 1:24:06.7; 32, Shannon Thompson, 44, Camden, 1:24:17.5; 33, Brian Baker, 42, Belfast, 1:24:26.8; 34, Rene Ruiz, 69, Camden, 1:25:02.6; 35, Ryan Johnson, 38, Boston, Mass., 2:25:04.6; 36, Don Hoenig, 61, Belfast, 1:26:01.8; 37, Amy Robbins, 34, Searsmont, 1:26:01.8; 38, Christy Stout, 57, Holden, 1:27:01.2; 39, Samantha Commeau, 33, Camden, 1:27:22; 40, Stephanie Cross, 50, Morrill, 1:27:22.6; 41, Kathy Kandziolka, 37, Rockport, 1:28:17.6; 42, Mara Crans, 46, Camden, 1:28:23.2; 43, Mary Hodson, 50, Belfast, 1:28:52.7; 44, Diana Castle, 42, Rockport, 1:28:59.5; 45, Wendy Hallenbeck, 50, Waterville, 1:29:35.6; 46, Samantha Ellis, 26, Belfast, 1:29:58.5; 47, Kim Ouillette, 21, Belfast, 1:30:04.4; 48, Jeff Newsom, 38, Belmont, 1:30:08.2; 49, Gerald Davidson, 38, Montville, 1:30:58.6; and 50, Megan Britton, 39, Belfast, 1:32:12.

Additionally, 51, Aimee Case, 42, Boothbay, 1:32:24.8; 52, Jessica Naylor, 35, Ellsworth, 1:32:45.8; 53, Elizabeth Lingenfelter, 52, Hampden, 1:33:22.1; 54, Sarah Bouchard, 19, Annapolis, Md., 1:33:27.7; 55, Laura Newsom, 40, Belmont, 1:33:34.3; 56, Ceda Slagle, 15, Penobscot, 1:33:38.5; 57, Samantha Ripley, 38, Liberty, 1:34:00.7; 58, Jessie Davis, 35,  Rockland, 1:34:05.1; 59, Kelly Clark, 42, Vassalboro, 1:34:07.8; 60, Mollie Corcoran, 20, Waterbury, Conn., 1:34:25.9; 61, Kasey Laveway, 20, Belfast, 1:35:06.6; 62, Alexander Wharton, 16, Bangor, 1:35:30.1; 63, Laurie Bjorn, 56, Kennebunk, 1:35:56.5; 64, Chris Kramer, 61, Belfast, 1:36:29.4; 65, Katie Hoskins, 27, Vassalboro, 1:37:14.8; 66, Jen Tyne, 42, Bucksport, 1:37:22.7; 67, Judy Martin, 57, Dayton, 1:37:41.6; 68, Karyn Rautenberg, 29, West Roxbury, Mass., 1:37:54.8; 69, Tom Stewart, 44, Frankfort, 1:38:19.9; 70, Stephanie Taylor, 47, Belfast, 1:38:39.9; 71, Mollie Noyes, 61, Belfast, 1:41:36.2; 72, Amanda Littlefield, 35, Morrill, 1:44:06.9; 73, Wendy Hart, 45, Belgrade, 1:44:28.2; 74, Carol Kuhn, 61, Northport, 1:44:44.2; and 75, Jarlath McEntee, 47, Castine, 1:45:02.8.

Also, 76, David Sturdevant, 53, Belfast, 1:45:03.6; 77, Duffy Rasmussen, 44, Bar Harbor, 1:45:15.9; 78, Jessica Clark, 33, Vassalboro, 1:46:09.7; 79, Joanne Moesswilde, 49, Belfast, 1:46:54.2; 80, Tamara Casas, 36, Washington, 1:50:26.4; 81, Wendy Edwards, 40, Litchfield, 1:51:31.8; 82, Paul Burtchell, 38, Belfast, 1:53:12.8; 83, Jackie Vachon, 30, Orland, 1:55:57.5; 84, Barbara Fleck, 53, Castine, 1:57:52.8; 85, Jack Driscoll, 60, Belfast, 1:58:221.1; 86, Shawn Jacobs, 41, Belfast, 1:58:31.8; 87, Edithe Gagnon, 47, Hampden, 1:59:14.2; 88, Elaine Bielenberg, 61, Belfast, 1:59:27.4; 89, Susan Flamino, 46, Belfast, 2:00:31.3; 90, Jodie Hart, 33, Belgrade, 2:02:07.5; 91, Katie Moody, 15, Belfast, 2:2:23; 92, Tamara Kennard, 49, Lincolnville, 2:07:59.6; 93, Dawn Preston-Alden, 50, Belfast, 2:08:57.8; and 94, Bernadine Johnson, 37, Montville, 2:16:27.5.

The team triathlon results were: 1, Team Caffeine, 1:07:06.2; 2, Dirtbags 2, 1:17:09.8; 3, Journey to Health 3, 1:17:50.3; 4, ER Nurses Tri, 1:19:13.9; 5, Little River Veterinary H, 1:21:30; 6, Journey to Health 2, 1:2:07.2; 7, WHY, 1:22:15.8; 8, BritJoDan, 1:22:32.7; 9, Young At Heart, 1:24:03.6; 10, WOWMOM, 1:27:44.8; 11, We Tri Harder, 1:28:27.5; 12, Trifecta, 1:33:34; 13, Belfast Go Grrrls!, 1:42:34.4; 14, Three Wild Women Tri-ing, 1:44:54.9; 15, Journey to Health 1, 1:48:45.9; and 16, Syl-abration, 1:50:13.1.

The junior division triathlon results were: 1, A. Gaudalupi, 13, Augusta, 31:12.8; 2, Cecilia Guadalupi, 11, Augusta, 33:14.3; 3, Brendan Moline, 11, Orland, 33:18.9; 4, Zane Bielenberg, 14, Belfast, 33:37.1; 5, Jackson Winslow, 15, Morrill, 34:09.9; 6, Eli Hinerfeld, 13, Bar Harbor, 34:30; 7, Hadley O’Malia, 13, Belfast, 39:21.1; 8, Cassidy Clark, 12, Belfast, 39:35; 9, Cameron Anderson, 12, Northport, 41:35.1; 10, Jesse Kulbe, 12, Searsmont, 41:38.9; 11, Paige Taylor, 14, Belfast, 46:55.8; and 12, Carole-Ann Walker, 12, Searsmont, 46:55.9.

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