Local paddlers take to river

12 years ago
By Gloria Austin
Staff Writer

    Several local paddlers competed in the Passagassawaukeag River Race last Saturday in Morrill, with Jeff Sands of Bangor coming in first with a time of 32:45.

    Clint Cushman of Hodgdon and Peter Blood of Houlton were ninth overall, but first in the Century Rec Division. The duo crossed the finish line in a time of 37:39.


    East Grand students Mitchell Bartlett of Danforth and Kenneth Winiarski of Forest Township paddled to a fourth-place finish in the high school division, with a time of 44:57, while Chelsea Winiarski of Forest Township and Kim Stoddard of Danforth finished sixth with a time of 57:27.

    Rounding out the high school division from East Grand, Adreanna Phillips and Philip Farley were seventh in a time of 58:23, while Bayleigh Rowe and Cassidy Woo crossed the line with a time of 59:20 for a eighth-place finish.

    Dave Conley of Weston, East Grand Outdoor Education instructor, teamed with James Berry of Weston and finished seventh in the OC2RM division with a time of 48:50.