June 17, 2013

Gomez, O'Malley cruise to victory at Sea Dogs Father's Day 5K

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PORTLAND — Robert Gomez, 29, of Saco, and Hayley O’Malley, 27, of Ardmore, Pa., paced a field of more than 1,300 finishers at the 5th annual Portland Sea Dogs Father’s Day 5K.

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A pack of more than 1,300 runners heads down Park Street in front of Hadlock Field near the start of the Portland Sea Dogs Father’s Day 5K.

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Robert Gomez of Saco gets hand-slap congratulations from the crowd along the finish at Hadlock Field. Gomez won the race with an official chip time of 15 minutes, 19 seconds.

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Gomez finished in 15 minutes, 19 seconds — 12 seconds slower than his winning time at this year’s Mother’s Day 5K. Chris Harmon, 25, of Scarborough, was second in 15:49, and Aaron Chelate, 31, of Saco, took third in 16:19.

O’Malley won the women’s division by more than a minute, clocking 18:40. She was followed by Lauren Phillips, 28, of Portland (19:46) and Jen MacDowell, 26 of Portland (19:49).

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Slugger and his dad escort runners from the start of the Portland Sea Dogs Father's Day 5K.

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Hayley O’Malley of Ardmore, Pa., was the first female finisher with a time of 18 minutes, 39 seconds.

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Courtney Jackson, right, snaps a photo of her dad, Brian, as he finishes the race. Courtney, 8, was there with her mom, Cathy, and twin sister, Kayla.

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Jason Worswick of South Portland holds his young son, Griffin, after running the Portland Sea Dogs Father's Day 5K Sunday.

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