Hall, Novello Lead Big Field at CHaD Half Marathon

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Hanover — Upper Valley runners led their respective genders across the finish line for victories in Sunday’s CHaD Hero Half Marathon through Hanover and Norwich.

Hanover’s Alex Hall represented the Upper Valley Running Club in taking the overall win. The 27-year-old covered the 13.1-mile course in 1 hour, 12 minutes, 24.5 seconds and beat the rest of the field by more than a minute . Two other UVRC runners, Hanover’s Rob Edson (1:20:50.4) and Adam Gross (1:21:16.2), took third and fourth, respectively.

West Windsor’s Phoebe Novello claimed the women’s division victory, taking 16th place overall in 1:27:25.0. Novello, a 20-year-old Dartmouth College sophomore, is a former competitive snowboarder.

Charles Harker, a senior on the Holderness School cross country team, and Julia Salinaro, of Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y., won the associated five-kilometer road race on Sunday. Harker was first overall in 18:17.8, while Salinaro was fourth overall in 19:17.4. Meriden’s Brett Nichols had the top finish by an Upper Valley runner, taking second place in 18:20.0 as a member of Claremont-based Team Nick.

The top 50 results and UVRC finishers can be found in the chart on this page.

5K Run for Kehoe

West Canaan — Friends and colleagues of former high school teacher and coach Ed Kehoe will hold a fundraising 5K run in his memory on Sunday at Mascoma Valley Regional High School.

The event is a fundraiser for the Kehoe Children Educational Fund to help with expenses for the four children of Kehoe, the former Mascoma High teacher and two-sport coach who died in August after a yearlong battle with brain cancer.

The day will include divisions for walkers and runners, with walkers starting at 10 a.m. and runners following at 10:30 a.m. The course is expected to cover portions of Blackwater Road and the Northern Rail Trail.

The cost to participate is $20. Commemorative event T-shirts are also available for purchase at a cost of $10 each. Online registration and shirt sales can be accessed online at 222.lightboxreg.com/5k-run-for-kehoe.

Contact Mascoma High’s Jenn Hammond at 603-632-4308 for more information on the run.

Run for Pie 5K

Grantham — Eastman Recreation will host the Run for Pie 5K on Nov. 8 at the South Cove Activity Center, at 11 a.m.

Proceeds from the 5-kilometer run or 2-mile walk will benefit the Chad Denning Family Fund.

The 5K course will be along Eastman’s paved and dirt roads. The 2-mile walk will be on a wooded tail along the west side of Eastman Pond.

Fees for the 5K are $15 to pre-register as an individual or $32 to pre-register as a family. Race-day registration and check-in will begin at 9:30 a.m. Race day fees are $18 and $38, respectively.

Online pre-registration is available at http://runforpie5k.zapevent.com. For more information, call 603-863-6772. or email Charlie@eastmannh.org.

On the Pitch

Lebanon JVs Win Tourney

Pembroke, n.h. — Luke Sandmann scored the championship winning goal in the next-to-last minute of play as the Lebanon High junior varsity boys soccer team earned a 1-0 win over Pembroke Academy on Saturday to win the Pembroke Harvest tournament.

The Raiders tore through the one-day tourney, winning all five matches by a combined 13-0 tally. Lebanon beat Hopkinton (4-0), Manchester West (2-0) and Merrimack Valley (4-0) to make the semifinals, then topped Windham, 2-0, to attain the final.

Cameron Magari and JoJo Hammond set up Sandmann’s winning goal. Davis Cole and Erik Spaulding split the shutout in goal. Lebanon, coached by former Raider Brian Gattie, went 13-3 on its regular season and avenged a pair of 2-1 losses to the host Spartans in winning the tournament championship.

In the Pool

Bedford Ties Record

White River Junction — Etna masters swimmer Fritz Bedford claimed his fifth age-group world record, tying his own mark while competing in Saturday’s sixth Leaf Peepers meet at the Upper Valley Aquatic Center.

Bedford, 51, matched his time in the 50-meter backstroke for 50- to-54-year-old men, clocking 27.36 seconds. Bedford achieved the same time at Boston University last December. In addition to setting the 50 back standard three times, Bedford also owns world age-group marks in the 100 back (men 50-54) and 50 butterfly (men 40-49).

Bedford also set three New England records in a span of 90 minutes. He recorded a 1:01.41 in the 100 individual medley (also setting a UVAC record), 100 freestyle (54.55) and 50 fly (26.19). The latter time missed a national record by .07 seconds and a world record by 0.7 seconds.

Arnold Meardon, 84, set two regional records as well. Meardon posted age-group marks in the 100 free (1:39.89) and 100 back (2:17.25).

Meet records set by swimmers with the UVRays masters team included:

∎ June Carson (women 65-69): 25 free (15.40), 50 free (34.41), 400 free (6:30.52), 50 breaststroke (48.55).

∎ Trent Toensing (men 75-79): 25 free (16.71), 50 free (36.57), 50 back (48.69).

∎ Laura Lewis (women 45-49): 25 free (16.05).

∎ Linda Bedford (women 50-54): 25 free (16.10).

∎ Sheila Flanigan (women 50-54): 400 free (5:54.48).

∎ Jack Tuholske (men 60-64): 200 free (2:33.36).

The women’s combined age team (160-199) of Mary Gentry, Barbara Hummel, Kristen Flint and Linda Bedford also set a meet record in the 200 medley relay (2:17.25).

On the Ice

Hanover Squirts Win

Woodstock — The Hanover Squirt White youth hockey team opened its season on Saturday with a dominant 13-0 win over Woodstock at Union Arena.

Ten different skaters scored for the Wild, with Alex Rockmore, Nathan Stark and Brendan Cavanaugh all posting hat tricks. John Hill, Angus Frew, Eric Tysinger and Jacob Rimberg did the rest of the scoring, while Corwith Simmers and Matt Walsh led with a pair of assists each.

Luke Ives recorded the shutout in goal, aided by blueliners Griffin Auch (one assist), Caitlin Slider, Andrew Dannahey and John Reznek.

On the Slopes

Tune-Up Workshop

Lebanon — Skiers seeking a means of preventing injuries in advance of the winter season are invited to a preseason tune-up workshop at Dartmouth- Hitchcock Medical Center on Nov. 17.

The clinic will touch on topics including concussions, rotator cuff injuries, traumatic injuries and prevention. The workshop will also be available online for those unable to attend in person.

There is no charge to participate. For more information, contact DHMC’s sports medicine department at 603-650-7307 or sports@hitchcock.org.

On the Court

Hoop Coaches Needed

White River Junction — With the season just around the corner, the Hartford Parks and Recreation Department is reaching out for volunteer youth basketball coaches.

Hartford seeks bench bosses at all levels, from the Start Smart program for ages 3-5 to its youth teams in grades K-2, 3-4, 5-6 and town team. With winter registration underway, Hartford is expecting a large number of young Larry Birds to take to the hardwood this season.

All coaches are required to have an updated coaching application and coaches training as well as a current background check on file. For more information, contact Jay McDonough at 802-295-5036.

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