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Great Bear Run results

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Over 1400 runners and walkers from 68 towns from age 11 months old to 77 years young gathered on Sunday, May 15 for the 26th annual running of the Needham Youth Track Club’s Great Bear Run at Pollard School.

Dan Vassallo of Peabody doubled by capturing the 5K run in 15:21 and winning the 1 Mile Run in 5:00. Jessica Rice of Needham won the women’s 5K run in 18:07 while 14-year-old Allison Sibold of Wellesley was victor in the 1 Mile Run. while 9-year-old Mia Barrus of Cranston RI led the girls in 6:34. 83-year-young Phyllis Mays set her 8th age group record in the 5K (54:01).

The event raised funds for Prostate Cancer Research. Over 700 children competed in a 26.2 meter mini-marathon for tots 0-3, 100 meter for age 4-5, 200 meter for age 6, 400 meter for age 7-12, and 1 Mile and 5K runs. The Club sponsors a summer program for children age 3 ½ - 14. Information is available at www.needhamtrack.org

Needham Children Heat Winners

400 Meters – Age 7 –Emery Carr 1:32.7, Marissa Williams 1:38.3, Sarah Porras 1:40.5, Matthew Silverman 1:36.3, JB Leto 1:33.3, Age 8 – Delia Rauch 1:32.1, Ella Gravin 1:34.1, Kathleen Clark 1:32.6, Foster Wilinski 1:32.3, Arturo Kerr 1:38.0, Ryan Callahan 1:24.3 Age 9 – Isacc Doron 1:18.8, Dean Silverman 1:27.8 Age 10 – Whitney Caulfield 1:27.4 Age 11 – Grace Freyermuth 1:24.4, Roan Smith 1:21.4

200 Meters – Age 6 – Kelsey Murphy Clinton 45.5, Alessia Uyenoyama 44.1, Grace Flanagan 45.0, Eva Geddes 45.6, Nate Sykora 44.3, Declan Moore 45.2, John Spengler 43.5, Ryan Dammann 44.6

Needham Age Group Winners

5K – Age 9 and under – Katie Burns 24:31, Age 10 – Kiley Williams 24:18, Age 11 – Jack Burns 22:37, Age 12 – Michael Cullen 20:11, Age 13 – Michelle Mittaz 23:57, Age 15-19 – David Muir 19:25, Age 40-44 – Jessica Rice 18:07, Josh Gallitano 19:29, Age 45-49 – Elle Nugent 22:01, Peter Hammer 15:56 Age 50-54 – Cara Lamakina 24:51, Age 55-59 – MaryAnne Borrelli 27:53, Age 65-69 – Richard French 27:45, Age 75+ – Valery Sungurov 32:29

1 Mile Run – Age 5 and under – Jake Musiak 10:01 Age 6 – Ayla Thompson 9:23, Kyle Dolaher 8:15 Age 7 – Lily Apstein 8:48, Age 8 – Hadley Gibbons 7:45 Age 9 – Dean Silverman 7:14 Age 11 – Roger Blake 6:54 Age 12 – Jake Maio 6:50, Age 13 – Sarah Lucey 7:16, Justin Walsh 6:33 Age 15-19 – Jack Lucey 7:03 Age 30-39 Kristy Muccini 8:04 Age 40-49 Emily McCann 6:52

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