TRENTON — More than 300 registered runners were greeted by nearly ideal weather conditions and the usual strong volunteer support by organizers at the Joe Earle Memorial Road Races on Monday in Trenton.
Race director Vernon Earle said he was pleased with the number of runners.
“Everything went great,” he said. “It was a beautiful day and we had a good mix of adults and children.”
Although Kyle Smith of Halifax ran away with the five-mile race, overall runner-up Dave MacLennan was hailed for having won the Blue Nose Marathon on Sunday in Halifax for a record fifth time in two hours, 50 minutes, 10 seconds. He won the marathon four times in its first six years but had not won since 2009.
It was Peter Corbin Day in honour of the young athlete who has added triathlons and cycling to running disciplines that included cross country running last fall during his freshman year at St. Francis Xavier University.
Corbin placed third in the five-mile run.
“The community has raised Peter under an athletics umbrella,” Corbin’s father Tony said while introducing him.
Tony Corbin also saluted MacLennan for running the five-mile race after a marathon on Sunday. “Dave has always run here after the Blue Nose marathon,” he said.
It was announced that it will be Zentner Family Day next year in honour of the local runners that include Jessica Zentner, who was second female finisher in the five-mile race.
Walter Duggan School was presented with the Courtney Malcolm Award for having the most first, second and third place finishers.
Following are results as compiled by race officials:
Baxter MacArthur Memorial, Open Men’s Mile
First: Aaron Sellers, Pictou; Second: Peter Corbin, Linacy; Third: Jacob Pentz, Trenton; Best Local: Aaron Sellers
Hartling Family Memorial Open Mile Girls 10 to 15
First: Bryn Canning, Antigonish; Second: Kristen Ross, Green Hill; Third: Allie Sandluck, Park Falls; Best Local: Kristen Ross
Gloria Clarke Memorial One Mile Women 16 and over
First: Breanna Sandluck, Park Falls; Second: Jennifer Baudoux, Kenzieville; Third: Cindy Fraser, Merigomish; Best Local: Breanna Sandluck
Carl MacDougall Memorial One Mile Boys 10 to 15
First: Ethan MacDonald, New Glasgow; Second: Logan Bennett, New Glasgow; Third: Conrad Robertson, New Glasgow; Best Local: Ethan MacDonald
Jessie Smith Memorial 1/8 mile girls and boys 2 and under
First: Gavin Hensworth, Moncton; Second: Ryleigh Smith, Halifax; Third: Bryson Rafuse, Trenton; Best local: Bryson Rafuse
The Boyles Memorial 1/8 Mile for boys 3 and 4
First: Hunter Barnhill, East Mountain; Second: Hunter Hoagland, Hatchet Lake; Third: Jordan Paris, New Glasgow; Best local: Jordan Paris
The Elda Earle Memorial 1/8 Mile for girls 3 and 4
First: Brooke Howard, Priestville; Second: Maci MacDonald, Little Harbour; Third: Davey Leil, New Glasgow; Best local: Brooke Howard
Donald Gabby MacDonald Memorial 1/4 Mile Boys 5 and 6
First: Lucas Artibello, Antigonish; Second: Jaxon MacDonald, Little Harbour; Third: Sawyer Meier, Scotsburn; Best Local: Jaxon MacDonald
Mackie Jenkins Memorial 1/4 Mile Girls 5 and 6
First: Kayla Hale, Westville; Second: Olivia Purvis, Trenton; Third: Callie Campbell, Westville; Best Local: Kayla Hale
Bobby Gill Memorial 1/2 Mile Boys 7 Years
First: Gavin MacCallum, Fraser’s Mountain; Second: Cooper Gillespie, New Glasgow; Third: Lucas Mitchell, Pictou; Best Local: Gavin MacCallum
The Cromwell Memorial 1/2 Mile Girls 7 Years
First: Piper Findlay, Eureka; Second: Madeline Hendsbee, New Glasgow; Third: Laila Perrin, New Glasgow; Best Local: Piper Findlay
Paul MacDonald Memorial 1/2 Mile Boys 8 Years
First: Gavin MacDonald, Pictou; Second: Reid Johnson, Stellarton; Third: Wyatt MacDonald, Little Harbour; Best Local:Gavin MacDonald
William Tanner Memorial 1/2 Mile Girls 8 Years
First: Lexi MacIntyre, Westville; Second: Ashlyn MacHattie, Thorburn; Third: Makayla MacGrath, Trenton; Best Local: Lexi MacIntyre
The MacNeil Family Memorial 1/2 Mile Girls 9 Years
First: Chloe Ferguson, Westville; Second: Lola Timmons, Westville; Third: Leah Haynes, Westville; Best Local: Chloe Ferguson
Johnny Cooke Memorial 1/2 Mile Boys 9 Years
First: Silas Meier, Scotsburn; Second: Joshua Wood, New Glasgow; Third: Jeremiah Dowey, Halifax; Best Local: Ailas Meier
Burton Luddington Memorial 1/2 Mile Girls 10 Years
First: Amelia MacCallum, New Glasgow; Second: Mya MacDonald, Pictou; Third: Mya Ross, Hopewell; Best Local: Amelia MacCallum
Charlie Stevens Memorial 1/2 Mile Boys 10 Years
First: Neil MacFarlane, New Glasgow; Second: Cohen Ponikau, New Glasgow; Third: Jacob Gillis, Kenzieville; Best Local: Neil MacFarlane
Andre Roussy Memorial 1/2 Mile boys 11-12 Years
First: Jax Graham, New Glasgow; Second: Lucas MacDonald, Stellarton; Third: Tyson Barteaux, Trenton; Best Local: Jax Graham
Jock Wilson Memorial 1/2 Mile girls 11-12 Years
First: Bryn Canning, Antigonish; Second: Hayden Rogers, Westville; Third: Averee LeBlanc, New Glasgow; Best Local: Hayden Rogers
Doug MacInnis Memorial 1/2 Mile Girls 13-14 Years
First: Cara MacDonald, New Glasgow; Second: Kristen Ross, Green Hill; Third: Bryn Canning, Antigonish; Best Local: Cara MacDonald
Jim MacArthur Memorial 1/2 Mile Boys 13-14 Years
First: Conrad Robertson, New Glasgow; Second: James Tulloch, New Glasgow; Best Local: Conrad Robertson
Joan Carrigan Memorial for women 14-35
First: Allie Sandluck, Park Falls; Second: Breanna Sandluck, Park Falls; Third: Jessica Zentner, Woodburn; Best Local: Allie Sandluck
Raymond Pentz Memorial Five Mile Woman Masters 36 and Over
First: Debbie MacDonald, New Glasgow; Second: Christine MacFarlane, New Glasgow; Third: Angela Fogarty, Westville; Best Local: Debbie MacDonald
Nonnie Morgan Memorial Five Mile Men 14-35
First: Kyle Smith, Halifax; Second: Peter Corbin, Linacy; Third: Adam White, Trenton; Best Local: Peter Corbin
Doucette Family Memorial Five Mile Men’s Junior Masters 36-49
First: Kevin Waller, Stellarton; Second: Brad MacDougall, New Glasgow; Third: Ryan Leil, New Glasgow; Best Local: Kevin Waller
Dennis Lawless Memorial Five Mile Men Senior Masters 50 and Over
First: Dave MacLennan, Scotsburn; Second: Bill MacEachern, Lorne; Third: Jim Lays, Westville; Best Local: Dave MacLennan
Douglas V. MacDonald Memorial Five Mile Canadian Armed Forces
First: Ryan Leil, New Glasgow
Gavin MacCallum, bib 248, is off to a good start toward winning in his age group at the Joe Earle Memorial Road Races on Monday in Trenton. (Goodwin photo)