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Mettle test: Mathisen, Fluet, Vanryn work to firsts in Megunticook Race Festival

Events push hard-working athletes in two triathlons, 5K, chidren's fun run
By Staff | Sep 03, 2019
Photo by: Zack Miller Scene from Megunticook Race Festival on Aug. 31 in Camden.

Camden — Sunny skies, cool air temperatures and calm waters made for perfect conditions for the 39th annual Megunticook Race Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31 in and around Barrett's Cove on Megunticook Lake.

More than 100 participants pounded pavement, churned gears and splashed their way through three triathlons — an Olympic individual, Olympic team relay and sprint indjvidual — a 5-kilometer road race and children's fun run.

Watch video and see more photos below.

The Olympic triathlon siren sounded at 9 a.m., and just over two hours later Arthur Mathisen finished the 0.75-mile swim, 23.5-mile bike ride and 6.6-mile run first overall in 2:08:00, while Chris Hepp finished second in 2:22:19. Martha Boben was the first female finisher in fifth with a time of 2:24:41.

In the Olympic Relay triathlon, De Hart/Ferris/De Hart finished first out of seven teams with a total time of 2:23:28.8, which was 11 minutes faster than second place.

The sprint triathlon went off five minutes later at 9:05, and Brady Fluet set a blistering pace in the 750-meter swim, 12-mile bike ride and 3.2-mile run, as he finished first overall in 1:04:47, just ahead of Scott Layton who finished in 1:05:01. Mara Crans was the first female finisher in seventh with a time of 1:24:25.

Layton also was the race director — for the third straight year — and after he gave the opening address and instruction got ready to sweat it out with the rest of the participants.

In the 5K road race, 13-year-old Jenna Vanryn topped the pack of 20 people to finish first overall and as the first female finisher, one-second ahead of Andrew Smith.

Funds raised from the festival benefit One Community Many Voices (OCMV), a 501c3 based in Rockland.

OCMV uses a model called The Art of Good Fellowship — Paying it Forward One Neighbor at a Time, OCMV works with our MidCoast neighbors to help craft their destinies by providing small boosts that unlock skills and potential … and create possibilities. OCMV provides proactive funding solutions to prevent a temporary barrier turning into a financial, self-confidence, or well-being crisis when no other resources are available. The barriers we focus on relate to: youth aspirations, senior independent living, well-being, transportation, and employment/skill development.

The individual Olympic triathlon results, with place, name, age, swim time, bike time, run time and overall time listed, were: 1, Mathisen, 48, no swim time available, 1:01:21, 43:00, 2:08:00; 2, Hepp, 31, no swim time available, 1:11:18, 47:05, 2:22:19; 3, William Boben, 56, 28:33, 1:07:47, 43:53, 2:22:57; 4, Doug Welling, 39, 27:21, 1:07:48, 46:02, 2:23:09; 5, Boben, 22, 24:08, 1:12:34, 45:24, 2:24:41; 6, Julia Kuder, 36, 26:05, 1:10:04, 46:38, 2:26:07; 7, Brian Hurley, 28, 26:11, 1:11:23, 50:03, 2:30:03; 8, Kramer Peterson, 24, 31:30, 1:13:35, 49:10, 2:37:53; 9, Jacqueline Boben, 19, 26:06, 1:16:24, 52:21, 2:38:16; 10, William McAnirlin, 46, 27:49, 1:12:57, 55:01, 2:40:33; 11, Anibel Carter, 23, 25:29, 1:09:53, 1:09:28, 2:46:01; 12, Julie Scholes, 21, 27:22, 1:24:28, 53:13, 2:47:00; 13, Tim Rohrbaugh, 52, 33:56, 1:16:30, 54:35, 2:47:10; 14, Brigham Snow, 23, 30:44, 1:18:32, 57:58, 2:51:17; 15, Joseph Vonehre, 67, 31:05, 1:17:47, 58:21, 2:51:18; 16, Keri Lupien, 43, 28:37, 1:24:58, 56:35, 2:53:29; 17, Mackenzi Howard, 40, 31:42, 1:23:00, 54:52, 2:54:08; 18, Greg Laing, 27, 28:05, 1:28:37, 54:30, 2:55:12; 19, Andrew Galvin, 31, 41:27, 1:21:02, 48:49, 2:55:27; 20, Eric Barto, 51, 32:49, 1:22:29, 55:45, 2:56:37; 21, Geoffrey Scott, 64, 38:20, 1:19:20, 58:11, 2:58:52; 22, Parker Johnson, 59, 30:59, 1:14:47, 1:07:40, 2:58:55; 23, Craig Grover, 53, 33:54, 1:18:38, 59:22, 2:59:12; 24, Kipp Wright, 51, 36:29, 1:17:15, 1:04:07, 3:01:12; 25, Bill Stephenson, 46, 34:04, 1:24:52, 1:04:04, 3:06:37, 26, Cameron Snow, 20, 33:22, 1:18:35, 1:11:05, 3:07:57; 27, Christina Killoran, 45, 27:02, 1:29:02, 1:08:59, 3:10:38; 28, Peter Higgins, 54, 36:21, 1:27:00, 1:02:01, 3:12:49; 29, D. Duck, 58, no swim time available, no bike time available, 1:03:54, 3:13:48; 30, Peter Huston, 54, 39:30, 1:26:37, 1:06:24, 3:17:53; 31, Kevin Ross, 49:07, 1:31:40, 1:01:39, 3:26:31; 32, Doug Glasius, 66, 38:18, 1:28:49, 1:17:33, 3:31:46; 33, Taylor Thomas, 25, 34:53, 1:39:06, 1:12:36, 3:32:25; 34, Janet Blanchard, 32:41, 1:39:52, 1:19:59, 3:38:59; 35, Ron Mosiello, 50, 40:45, 1:32:42, 1:22:32, 3:40,16; and 36, Hui Liu, 44, 42:27, 1:50:28, 1:34:37.

The Olympic Relay triathlon results, with place, team name, town of residence, swim time, bike time, run time and overall time listed, were: 1, De Hart/Ferris/De Hart, Rockport, 19:28, 1:12:30, 50:28, 2:23:28; 2, Scott/Merriam, Rockport, 19:28, 1:21:05, 49:56, 2:34:47; 3, Megunticook Row Team, Rockport, 24:37, 1:13:59, 1:03:20, 2:42:54; 4, The tri-babies, Camden, 22:59, 1:31:17, 51:59, 2:47:27; 5, Up Dog, Rockport, 43:32, 1:19:34, 2:18:07, 3:02:20; 6, Kennebec Valley Coaching, Windsor, 33:18, 1:50:36, 1:15:14, 3:40:49; and 7, Just Do Life, Winthrop, 52:05, 1:49:10, 1:09:13, 3:51:47.

The individual sprint triathlon results, with place, name, age, swim time, bike time, run time and overall time listed, were: 1, Fluet, 16, 8:46, 32:42, 21:52, 1:04:47; 2, Layton, 43, 12:59, 29:33, 20:55, 1:05:01; 3, Evan Hutchins, 32, 10:58, 35:02, 21:11, 1:10:21; 4, Benjamin Curtis, 44, 11:45, 34:04, 25:07, 1:12:45; 5, Jacob Baskes, 21, 14:11, 35:35, 23:27, 1:14:38; 6, Henry Fasoldt, 39, 13:19, 37:43, 26:03, 1:21:05; 7, Crans, 52, 12:54, 37:39, 26:46, 1:21:25; 8, Jesse Ecker, 37, 16:56, 39:07, 23:22, 1:22:50; 9, Sharon Zeigler, 43, 14:28, 38:38, 28:07, 1:23:47; 10, Carla McKay, 52, 14:35, 36:20, 30:35, 1:24:51; 11, Danielle Currier, 40, 14:10, 41:21, 27:12, 1:25:46; 12, Dwight Schultz, 35, 11:23, 43:28, 28:29, 1:27:20; 13, Evan Cottle, 17, 16:41, 40:02, 28:05, 1:27:39; 14, Robert Leland, 61, 14:42, 37:01, 33:03, 1:28:17; 15, Chip Gerber, 40, 15:09, 40:41, 30:50, 1:29:16; 16, Jan Pitcairn, 54, 17:55, 41:10, 26:40, 1:29:37; 17, Gianni Jannke, 20, 18:10, 39:36, 28:19, 1:30:01; 18, Mariah Lussier, 36, 19:06, 41:16, 25:53, 1:30:04; 19, Aaron Gregory, 31, 18:25, 39:30, 28:47, 1:30:12; 20, Hy Adelman, 64, 15:04, 40:01, 30:37, 1:30:26; 21, Mike Tetreault, 52, 17:10, 40:39, 29:01, 1:31:22; 22, Neera Harmon, 53, 16:55, 42:07, 29:09, 1:32:07; 23, Shannon Baumann, 39, 18:25, 42:09, 28:58, 1:32:16; 24, Daniel Thornton, 34, no swim time given, 46:01, 31:48, 1:32:52; 25, Mark Fourre, 60, 15:42, 42:52, 28:39, 1:33:19; 26, Yvonne Ilton, 53, 18:49, 38:08, 33:12, 1:33:51; 27, Leslie Walstrom, 53, 15:17, 42:50, 30:54, 1:33:58; 28, Barbara Boben, 54, 13:09, 48:27, 28:29, 1:34:13; 29, Anne Matlack, 56, 19:21, 43:04, 27:04, 1:34:32; 30, Kirstie Wilkins, 48, no swim time given, 1:07:20, 32:03, 1:37:20; 30, Rene Ruiz, 76, 15:02, 41:26, 38:01, 1:37:20; 32, Christie Fecteau, 27, 15:11, 46:40, 32:05, 1:37:23; 33, Payson Oberg-Higgins, 51, 17:37, 42:05, 1:15:39, 1:38:37; 34, Laura Fourre, 35, 16:51, 47:58, 29:30, 1:39:24; 35, Matt McGrath, 44, 20:04, 40:04, 34:50, 1:40:06; 36, Lisa Richards, 50, 21:05, 41:39, 34:52, 1:42:13; 37, Myles Allen, 32, no swim time given, 46:26, 35:43, 1:43:36; 38, Carolyn Hurwitz, 32, 18:56, 47:56, 27:59, 1:43:40; 39, Kevin Carbin Jr., 60, 16:53, 46:43, 33:59, 1:45:27; 40, Craig Perreault, 36, 14:13, 49:12, 37:09, 1:45:46; 41, Margaret Bailey, 37, no swim time given, 49:13, 31:06, 1:46:47; 42, Jennifer Gunderman-King, 45, 18:40, 47:11, 33:54, 1:46:52; 43, Ken Martin, 45, 23:52, 41:49, 37:13, 1:49:13; 44, Kristie Spaulding, 39, 19:15, 51:01, 35:38, 1:50:06; 45, Rainna Erikson, 31, 20:31, 51:42, 33:15, 1:50:51; 46, Rebecca Warren, 21, 21:49, 51:13, 33:01, 1:51:10; 46, Emily Hauprich, 25, 21:48, 51:14, 33:00, 1:55:10; 48, Marc Farrar, 48, 15:14, 44:48, 41:55, 1:53:12; 49, Marcela Lawton, 39, 17:08, 54:50, 37:48, 1:54:49; 50, Lynn Ouellette, 48, 20:38, 49:37, 38:23, 1:54:49; 51, Mary Snow, 55, 18:53, 56:11, 35:02, 1:55:09; 52, Laura Bayley, 31, 19:38, 51:41, 39:37, 1:57:13; 53, John Murray, 56, 25:06, 48:51, 36:58, 1:58:04; 54, Glenn Montgomery, 72, 23:06, 53:29, 36:44, 1:59:03; 55, Carrie Withrow, 34, 21:41, 51:54, 36:05, 2:02:11; 56, Sarah Leggett, 35, no swim time given, 54:25, 38:43, 2:04:55; 57, Christina Campion, 36, 23:23, 46:33, 49:48, 2:06:40; 58, Martha Ehreneld, 53, 22:56, 51:14, 49:32, 2:07:03; 59, Leo Landau, 33, 21:41, 51:38, 42:07, 2:08:11; 60, Mary Walsh, 30, 20:58, 1:05:46, 39:13, 2:12:01; 61, Clinton Spaulding, 42, 25:25, 1:00:40, 45:03, 2:18:59; 62, Abigail Latulippe, 25, 21:22, 1:08:39, 44:27, 2:20:29; and 63, David Casavant, 54, 21:27, 1:06:49, 44:05, 2:20:30.

The individual 5K results, with place, name, age and overall time listed, were: 1, Vanryn, 13, 24:38; 2, Smith, 58, 24:39; 3, Samantha Appleton, 44, 25:32; 4, Joshua Clapp, 36, 27:56; 5, Wesley Howard, 9, 28:12; 6, Sam Hurley, 28, 28:20; 7, Cora Gates, 10, 29:14; 8, Flynn Layton, 10, 29:14; 10, Jim Wilkins, 49, 30:18; 11, Allison Oelerich, 38, 30:40; 12, David Kahn, 35, 31:24; 13, Reade Brower, 62, 31:30; 14, Ellen Vickers, 65, 31:54; 15, Eugene Furst, 47, 39:23; 16, Pamela Furst, 42, 39:26; 17, Scott Kimball, 52, 41:27; 18, Paul McFarland, 75, 43:54; 19, Ashling Barr, 49, 49:43; and 20, Kate Killeran, 51, 49:43.

Megunticook Race Festival
Megunticook Race Festival on Aug. 31 at Barrett's Cove on Megunticook Lake in Camden. (Video by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Megunticook Race Festival on Aug. 31 in Camden. Brady Fluet. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Megunticook Race Festival on Aug. 31 in Camden. Brady Fluet. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Megunticook Race Festival on Aug. 31 in Camden. Brady Fluet. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Megunticook Race Festival on Aug. 31 in Camden. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Megunticook Race Festival on Aug. 31 in Camden. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Megunticook Race Festival on Aug. 31 in Camden. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Megunticook Race Festival on Aug. 31 in Camden. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Megunticook Race Festival on Aug. 31 in Camden. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Megunticook Race Festival on Aug. 31 in Camden. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Megunticook Race Festival on Aug. 31 in Camden. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Megunticook Race Festival on Aug. 31 in Camden. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Megunticook Race Festival on Aug. 31 in Camden. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Megunticook Race Festival on Aug. 31 in Camden. Mara Crans. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Megunticook Race Festival on Aug. 31 in Camden. Scott Layton. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Megunticook Race Festival on Aug. 31 in Camden. Scott Layton. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Megunticook Race Festival on Aug. 31 in Camden. Mara Crans. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Megunticook Race Festival on Aug. 31 in Camden. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Megunticook Race Festival on Aug. 31 in Camden. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Megunticook Race Festival on Aug. 31 in Camden. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Megunticook Race Festival on Aug. 31 in Camden. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Megunticook Race Festival on Aug. 31 in Camden. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Megunticook Race Festival on Aug. 31 in Camden. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Megunticook Race Festival on Aug. 31 in Camden. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Megunticook Race Festival on Aug. 31 in Camden. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Megunticook Race Festival on Aug. 31 in Camden. Hy Adelman. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Megunticook Race Festival on Aug. 31 in Camden. Craig Perreault. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Megunticook Race Festival on Aug. 31 in Camden. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Megunticook Race Festival on Aug. 31 in Camden. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Megunticook Race Festival on Aug. 31 in Camden. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Megunticook Race Festival on Aug. 31 in Camden. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Megunticook Race Festival on Aug. 31 in Camden. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Megunticook Race Festival on Aug. 31 in Camden. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Megunticook Race Festival on Aug. 31 in Camden. Rene Ruiz. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Megunticook Race Festival on Aug. 31 in Camden. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Megunticook Race Festival on Aug. 31 in Camden. Yvonne Ilton. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Megunticook Race Festival on Aug. 31 in Camden. Daniel Thornton. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Megunticook Race Festival on Aug. 31 in Camden. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Megunticook Race Festival on Aug. 31 in Camden. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Megunticook Race Festival on Aug. 31 in Camden. Mike Tetreault. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Megunticook Race Festival on Aug. 31 in Camden. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Megunticook Race Festival on Aug. 31 in Camden. Neera Harmon. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Megunticook Race Festival on Aug. 31 in Camden. Leslie Walstrom. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Megunticook Race Festival on Aug. 31 in Camden. Brady Fluet. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Megunticook Race Festival on Aug. 31 in Camden. Scott Layton. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Megunticook Race Festival on Aug. 31 in Camden. Scott Layton. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Megunticook Race Festival on Aug. 31 in Camden. Scott Layton. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Megunticook Race Festival on Aug. 31 in Camden. Evan Hutchins. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Megunticook Race Festival on Aug. 31 in Camden. Benjamin Curtis. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Megunticook Race Festival on Aug. 31 in Camden. Jacob Baskes. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
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