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Field honors Pete LePage before start of final Norwood Beach Duathlon


NORWOOD - The final race of the 2014 Norwood Beach Duathlon Series drew its biggest field of the summer on Tuesday. But before the nearly 90 competitors headed out, they took the time to honor one of the events founders.

Pete LePage, who passed away last week after being stricken while competing in the cycling stage of a duathlon in Ogdensburg and was laid to rest on Monday, was remembered by friends, family and fellow road warriors.

“He really meant a lot to a lot of people,” said Josh Eng, who took over the organizing reins of the duathlon this summer from LePage and Steve Barr, who started the event 20 years ago.

“Pete was a big reason that we have this series. He’s definitely going to be missed,” Eng added.

Jason Schreer posted the fastest individual time of the race, which was staged in near-perfect conditions, when he led the men’s division in 39:58. Stephanie Rogers completed her sweep of the three-race series in leading the women’s division with a time of 44:50. The duo of Eric Bolt and Bryan Parker combined to lead the team division in a time of 37:06.

Rounding out the top five in the men’s division were Jacob Malcomb in 40:58, Chad Colbert in 42:13, Ethan Townsend in 42:45 and Adam Terko in 43:31.

The next four finishers in the women’s division were April Barnes in 50:33, Margie Harmer in 50:39, Emily Cotey in 51:02 and Amy Hollister in 51:05. Placing second-fifth in the team division were; Jonathan Eng and Ethan Kelley in 38:35, Kaycie Saucier and Kent Fetter in 40:45, David Barnes and Chaz Agen in 41:07, Josh Stokes and Kristie Betrus in 42:18.

Each of the three races featured an eight-mile bike ride sandwiched between a pair of one and a-half mile runs. All the proceeds raised from the series is slated to benefit the John Purvis Memorial Scholarship Fund at Norwood-Norfolk Central.


Men: 1. Jason Schreer 39:58, 2. Jacob Malcomb 40:58, 3. Chad Colbert 42:13, 4. Ethan Townsend 42:45, 5. Adam Terko 43:31, 6. Tony Betrus 45:47, 7. Jon Durr 46:15, 8. Will Glass 46:25, 9. Steve Barr 47:32, 10. Alexander Brehm 47:40, 11. Duane Richards 47:51, 12. Roderick Power 48:02, 13. Larry Rowe 49:00, 14. Mark Josephs 50:12, 15. Ray Mead 51:46, 16. Bob Rogers 53:47, 17. Dave Mcadoo 55:41.

Women: 1. Stephanie Rogers 44:50, 2. April Barnes 50:33, 3. Margie Harmer 50:39, 4. Emily Cotey 51:02, 5. Amy Hollister 51:05, 6. Jenny Backus 55:31, 7. Mary Kelly 57:17, 8. Elizabeth Testani 57:50, 9. Pam Row 60:53, 10. Alex Stevenson 66:40, 11. Kara McLuckie 72:20.

Team: 1. Eric Bolt and Bryan Parker 37:06, 2. Jonathan Eng and Ethan Kelly 38:35, 3. Kaycie Saucer and Kent Fetter 40:45, 4. David Barnes and Chaz Agen 41:07, 5. Josh Stokes and Kristie Betrus 42:18, 6. Dan Casey and Dan Casey 43:27, 7. Kendra and Jason Moran 45:12, 8. Aimee and Jon Beaudette 45:17,

9. Connor and Kristen Sutton 45:46, 10. Ben Hans and Tim Dumas 46:11, 11. Amy Cutler, Peter Cutler and Mana Cutler 46:54, 12. Dana and Brook Chudzinski 47:11, 13. Lori Montpetit and Bob Polniak 48:19, 14. Jeff Stenlake and Giovanni Jermano 48:32, 15. Peter LePage and Tom LePage 49:12, 16. Dylan Cradford and Jole Bixby 49:41, 17. William Wheeler and Jill Polinak 49:51, 18. Kale and Mike Sargent 50:30, 19. Misty Spriggs and Deidre Hammond 51:00, 20. Shawn Spriggs and Stacy Howlett 51:45, 21. Jim Murray and Laura Popielsci 52:27, 22. Glen Livernois and Leah Livernois 52:30, 23. Khristine Napper and Hailey LePage 53:57, 24. Bob Washo and Flip Fillippi 54:07, 25. Carol Wheller and Stacia Sheppard 55:02, 26. Ray Mere and Katrina Dow 56:08, 27. Mike McCormick and Nikky Daily 57:13, 28. Scott Sylvia and Adam Bolt 59:52, 29. Jerry Shepperd and Amy Lemke 63:51, 30. Parker Hunt and Gavin Thomas 67:49.

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