Annual Viking Run attracts 114 youth

CARIBOU, Maine — One hundred and fourteen girls and boys participated in this year’s Aroostook Federal Savings and Loan Viking Run, a running event for youth held on Labor Day, Sept. 3, at the high school track.

Teanne Ewings broke the all-time record in the girls’ grades 5-6 miler, finishing in 6 minutes and 7 seconds. Scarlett Beckum is the new record holder in the Pre-K and kindergarten division for girls with her time of 1:51 in the quarter mile.

The top three girls and boys in each of the five divisions are as follows:

Race director Roy Alden directs Scarlett Beckum across the finish line during the AFSL Viking Run Monday at Caribou High School. Beckum’s time of 1:51 established a new record in the Pre-K and kindergarten girls’ quarter mile race. (Kevin Sjoberg)

Pre-K and kindergarten quarter mile: girls, first, Beckum, 1:51; second, Ava Rosser, 1:53; and third, Luca Peterson, 1:55; boys, first, Corey Cote, 1:49; second, Ethan Bechtel, 1:49; and third, Samuel Gomez, 2:00.

Grades 1-2 half mile: girls, first, Emma Graves, 3:39; second, Isabella Albert, 3:48; and third, Jenna Strid, 4:26; boys, first, Andrew Rosser, 3:22; second, Riggs Peterson, 3:33; and third, Pierre Gorneault, 3:54.

Grades 3-4 half mile: girls, first, Mackenzie Shields, 3:23; second, Isabella Robbins, 3:49; and third, Breanna Royer, 4:00; boys, first, Iuas Gomez, 3:24; second, Tristen Merchant, 3:25; and third, Jaden Persons, 3:39.

Grades 5-6 mile: girls, first, Ewings, 6:07; second, Maggie Bell, 7:15; and third, Brianna Levesque, 7:37; boys, first, Isaac Staples, 6:32; second, Camden Pelletier, 6:48; and third, Gavin LeTourneau, 7:23.

Grades 7-8 mile: girls, first, Annalise Jandreau, 6:03; second, Kayley Bell, 6:10; and third, Lilly Bray, 8:38; boys, first, George Ferland, 6:04; second, Jonathan Staples, 6:25; and third, Sebastian Shields, 6:32.

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