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Large field of runners compete in LP Miracle Mile

HOULTON, Maine — A field of 200 runners and walkers came out Wednesday evening for the seventh running of the LP Miracle Mile in downtown Houlton.

A fundraiser for children’s cancer research, the race was first held in 2012 and has traditionally drawn a large number of participants. In 2017, a record-high 250 runners and walkers participated. Since its inception, the event has raised more than $25,000.

Makenna Ward, the daughter of Kirk and Amy Ward, was just 6 years old when she died Dec. 29, 2013, after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Funds raised by the LP Miracle Mile will go to benefit two specific organizations: CureSearch, an organization dedicated to Research and Awareness of Pediatric Cancer; and Diamond Blackfan Anemia Foundation, which provides similar Research and Awareness support.

Having a friendly competition as they near the finish line are, from left, Dameon Sanders, Jason Little and Andrew Seder.
(Jospeh Cyr)

The top 25 results from the race were as follows: 1, David Kerschner, Old Town, 4 minutes, 23.7 seconds; 2, Richard, Sukiennik, Bangor, 4:27.1; 3, Ken Akiha, 4:29.0; 4, Jacob Boone, Old Town, 4:35.3; 5, Caleb Streinz, Hersey, 4:39.1; 6, Jeremy Stone, Houlton, 4:54.7; 7, Chase

St. Louis, Manchester, Connecticut, 5:07.3; 8, Teanne Ewings, Houlton, 5:08.8; 9, Grace Graham, Cary Plantation, 5:12.1; and 10, Walker Oliver, Hodgdon, 5:12.4.

Also, 11, Bruce Clark, Houlton, 5:20.3; 12, Isaac Potter, Houlton, 5:28.9; 13, Cameron

Teanne Ewings, right, of Houlton was the first female finisher in Wednesday’s LP:Miracle Mile road race, crossing the finish line in 5:08.8. Racing alongside Ewings is Chase St. Louis of Manchester, Connecticut.
(Joseph Cyr)

Callnan, Houlton, 5:39.5; 14, Teagan Ewings, Houlton, 5:43.1; 15, Bridget Hill, Houlton, 5:45.9; 16, A. Gilbert, Freeport, 5:50.6; 17, Oisin Gardiner, Linneus, 5:52.2; 18, Emma Ardell, Monticello, 5:56.0; 19, Nolan Jacobs, Houlton, 5:57.4; 20, Isabella Ardell, Monticello, 6:01.8; 21, Jason

Little, Hodgdon, 6:06.7; 22, Andrew Seder, Hodgdon, 6:06.7; 23, Dameon Sanders, Linneus, 6:07.0; 24, Kiley Henderson, Houlton, 6:08.4; and 25, Tim Williams, Houlton, 6:09.4.

A complete list of race results can be found online.

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