HEUVELTON - A touch of home cooking appears to be giving Shawn Spriggs a Homecoming Course Advantage at the Heuvelton Labor Day Four-Mile run-Walk.
I really look forward to race. My mother cooks me breakfast and it is just a lot of fun to come home, said Spriggs, a former Heuvelton Central athlete who now teaches and coaches in the Parishville-Hopkinton Central School District, on Saturday after running a 22:30 in a light drizzle to claim medalist honors at the race for a second time.
Nate Goddell (23:45) took second overall and second in the 20-40 age group with Heuvelton Central soccer player Dylan Liscum taking third in 24:53 and Paul Pierce of Flackville (25:05) and Will Glass of Lisbon (26:28) placed fourth and fifth as the 41-59 leaders.
It nice to have a local product lead the way and Christy Collins of Canton ran very strong as the ladies leader, said Race Director Dave Steele who was very happy with the showing by members of his Heuvelton Boys Soccer team.
We had over 100 participants again which was very good. We run a low key race here and just try and make it fun for everyone.
Collins recorded a 29:10 time as the First Lady of the day and Flackvilles Sue Pierce (30:33) rounded a 1-2 for the 41-59 division.
Shelby Mack (32:06) and Mary Young (32:19) placed third and fourth overall from the 13-19 Division and Ogdensburgs Carrie Montgomery (37:36) placed fifth as the 20-40 runner-up.
The Walk Medalists were Heuveltons Sue Kelly (42:50) and Ogdensburgs Terry Farrell (40:58 in the 60-Under Division and two Heuvelton residents in Karen Katzman (53:23) and Dick Barlow (48:22) in the 60-Over Division.
12 Under Female: Maureen Pierce, Josie Carter (47:28), Kelsey Williams (47:28), Chloe Combs (47:31).
Male 12-Under: Noah Steele (31:05), Chayton Massic (33:498), Loren Putman (48:13).
Female 13-19: Shelby Mack 32:06, Mary Young (32:19), Kedan Mack (41:46).
Male 13-19: Dylan Liscum 24:53, Josh Cody 27:03, Tanner LaPiene 27:50.
Female 20-40: Jackie Havens 34:00, Carrie Montgomery 37:36, Kristine Potter (38:17).
Male 20-40: Shawn Spriggs (22:30), Nate Goddell (23:45), Rod Power (27:32).
Female 41-59: Christy Collins 29:10 (overall medalist), Sue Pierce (30:23) Carolyn Pierce 37:27.
Male 41-59: Paul Pierce 25:05, Will Glass (26:28), Bruce Green (35:37).
Male 60-Over: Dave McAdoo (41:47), Don Russell (32:28), Ron Reid (33:20).
60 Under Female Walkers: Sue Kelly 42:50, Diane Dority (48:17).
60-Over Female Walkers: Karen Katzman 53:23, Marsha Hough 53:23, Mary Barlow 64:00.