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Richardson, Wood top first Masonic series race

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by Joshua Spaulding
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Sports Editor - Salmon Press Newspapers

SETH RICHARDSON won the inaugural race in the Wolfeboro Masonic Summer Race Series. Kathy Sutherland. (click for larger version)
July 17, 2017
WOLFEBORO — The Wolfeboro Masonic Summer Racing Series kicked off on Thursday, July 13, at Abenaki Ski Area.

The race included a one-mile fun run and a 5K that brought out a number of runners to the trails surrounding the ski area.

Seth Richardson of Wolfeboro was the overall winner in the 5K, finishing in a time of 26:30, with Cam Stinchfield of Wakefield finishing in second place in 26:38 and Ryan Welts of Tamworth in third place in 26:41.

Abbey Wood of Laconia finished first among women, placing fourth in 29:22 with Keri Bassingthwaite of Wentworth finishing in fifth overall in 31:26 to place as the second woman.

Ben Factor of Wolfeboro finished in sixth place in 31:32, with Luke Bassingthwaite of Wentworth in a time of 36:33 for seventh place. At 11, he was the youngest competitor in the 5K race.

Mike Jacobs of Wolfeboro finished in 36:49 for eighth place, followed by Mitch Merrow of Wolfeboro in 36:57 and Scott Graham of Moultonborough in 37:01. Sarah Bellefleur of Wolfeboro placed 11th overall in 37:16, followed by Allison Hayford of Ossipee in 38:27 and Micaela Flagg of Wolfeboro in 39:27. Emma Bellefleur crossed in a time of 40:16, Abigail Rooney of Milton finished in 47:18 and Natasha Robichaud of Rochester finished in 47:21.

The series continues tonight, July 20, and then again on Thursday, July 27, with a kids' run starting at 6 p.m., the one-mile run starting at 6:05 p.m. and the 5K starting at 6:30 p.m. at Abenaki Ski Area in Wolfeboro.

Joshua Spaulding can be reached at 569-3126 or sportsgsn@salmonpress.com.

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