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Great Bear Run attracts all ages

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Over 1,000 runners ages 1 to 86 from 50 towns and as far away as Florida gathered on Sunday, May 20, for the 28th annual running of the Needham Youth Track Club’s Great Bear Run at Pollard School. This year’s Fun Walk/Run was named in memory for Char Sidell, Broadmeadow’s beloved librarian. The event raised funds for Prostate Cancer Research.

Christopher Klucznik of Needham won the 5K in 16:21. Shea Newman of Medfield led the women in 19:40. Octogenarians Phyllis Mays and Anthony Bellucci continued their regular appearances at the race.

Brendan Cashman of Needham won the 1 Mile Run in 5:41, with 13-year-old Maylin Carr of Needham tops for the girls in 6:25.

Sprinter Phenom Blake Carr of Needham broke the 16-year-old 400 meter record for eight-year-olds by almost six seconds at 1:12.7; nine-year-old Nate Sykora tied a 15-year-old mark at 1:18.5.

Over 500 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 – Allison Manning 1:32.4, Dylan Jewkes 1:34.9, Emily Allen 1:38.6, Connor Fernandes 1:32.0, Hudson Seale 1:24.5. Age 8 - Emma Dammanna 1:39.8, Alessia Uyenoyama 1:26.0, Sylvie Kim 1:31.8, Blake Carr 1:12.7, Brogan Lovett 1:22.2. Age 9 – Caitlin Berardi 1:27.4, Nate Sykora 1:18.5. Age 10 – Delia Rauch 1:21.8. Age 11 – Ava Whalen 1:29.3, Isaac Doron 1:12.1.

200 Meters – Age 6 – Madeleine Forness 46.1, Carly Cooperman 47.2, Sophie Bracken 47.7, Reid Lovett 40.5, Charles Hofer 42.6, Shepard Wilinski 44.4.

Needham age group winners

5K – Age 8 and under – Ellie Bookston 30:09. Age 9 – Adam Lewis 26:00. Age 10 - Greta Hammer 24:56. Age 11 – Siena Uyenoyama 24:35. Age 12 – Kiley Williams 23:34. Age 13-14 – Gabi Spengler 27:34, Roger Blake 23:24. Age 15-19 – Avery Mathias 24:26.2, William Kleinschmidt 19:32. Age 30-34 - Andrew Holmes 16:58. Age 35-39 - Christopher Klucznik 16:22. Age 40-44 – Lynn Burns, 21:18. Age 45-49 – Carlyn Uyenoyama 26:12, Rich Partridge 19:58. Age 50-54 – John Cullen, 19:53. Age 55-59 - Ed Anderson 20:20. Age 75-79 – David Williams 33:20. Age 80+ – Phyllis Mays 57:57, Anthony Cellucci 50:01.

1 Mile Run – Age 5 and under – Emily Greene 9:51, Derek Scheper 9:14. Age 6 – Naomi Dabuzhsky 9:00, Reid Lovett 8:53. Age 7 – Allison Manning 7:55, Henry Duffy 7:43. Age 8 – Lila Reidy 8:14, John Spengler 7:40. Age 9 – Emery Carr 7:31. Age 10 – Delia Rauch 7:04, Ryan Callahan 6:38. Age 13-14 – Maylin Carr 6:26, Jack Burns 6:09. Age 15-19 – Cecily Kaufman 12:22. Age 30-39 – Jess Rice 8:54, Eric Biegeleisen 6:09. Age 40-49 – Brendan Cashman 5:42. Age 50-59 Audrey Syatt 10:11, Adam Alexander 6:51.

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