August 2, 2013

Meet the Beach to Beacon elite runners

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Erica Jesseman

Bib#: 131

Age: 24

Residence: Scarborough

Of note: Second Maine woman each of the last two years. Set course record of 16:20 at Patriot 5K in May. Also has victories this year at Clam Festival 5-Miler, L.L. Bean 10K and Portland Sea Dogs Mother’s Day 5K.

Kristin Barry

Bib#: 135

Age: 41

Residence: Scarborough

Of note: Recovering from injuries, has raced infrequently since win at Jimmy The Greek’s 4-Miler in January (23:04). Two-time Maine champ (2008, 2010).

Mary Pardi

Bib#: 133

Age: 43

Residence: Falmouth

Of note: Won Bridgton 4 on the Fourth (24:20) and placed third at Clam Festival 5-Miler. Fourth in women’s masters division at Boston Marathon (2:48:42).

Emily Durgin

Bib#: 136

Age: 19

Residence: Standish

Of note: Former New England high school cross country champion who just finished her freshman season at the University of Connecticut. Won Kerrymen Pub 5K in March (17:55).

OTHERS TO WATCH

Carly Dion (24, Biddeford)

Kristine Guaraldo (37, Brewer)
 

MAINE MEN

Course Record: Ben True, North Yarmouth, 29:10.3, 2009

Rob Gomez

Bib#: 30

Age: 30

Residence: Saco

Of note: Third in Maine division in 2012. Recent wins include L.L. Bean 10K (31:52), Ocean Park 5K (14:56), and Sea Dogs Father’s Day 5K (15:19). Also was fastest Mainer at Boston Marathon (2:22:53).

Jonny Wilson

Bib#: 31

Age: 25

Residence: Falmouth

Of note: Second among Mainers in 2011 and 2012. Won Clam Festival 5-miler for the third straight year.

Riley Masters

Bib#: 32

Age: 23

Residence: Veazie

Of note: Four-time All-American at Oklahoma. Was 2012 Big 12 champion for 1,500 meters and finished second this year. Two-time America East cross country champion before transferring from Maine.

Will Geoghegan

Bib#: 35

AGE: 21

RESIDENCE: Brunswick

OF NOTE: Ran season-best time of 13:55.92 for 5,000 meters at Mt. SAC Relays as a junior at Dartmouth. Maine Sunday Telegram high school MVP in cross country, indoor track and outdoor track in 2009-10.

Matt Rand

Bib#: 36

AGE: 21

RESIDENCE: Cape Elizabeth

OF NOTE: Three-time Division III All-American at Tufts. Won Peaks Island Road Race for third time in four years(25:44). Finished second at Clam Festival 5-Miler and Bridgton 4 on the Fourth.

OTHERS TO WATCH

Kirby Davis, 29, Camden

Chris Harmon, 25, Scarborough

Josh Zolla, 27, Freeport

Curtis Wheeler, 27, Presque Isle

Andy Spaulding, 42, Freeport

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