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Matt’s Mission 5K Results Are In

Here are the top finishers from last weekend’s 5K — including East Haven's Mark Edwards and Meaghan Montabana.

The 2012 Matt’s Mission 5K boasted — including East Haven Patch editor and other area Patchers — on a perfect spring day at .

While some came to walk the course or, like me, challenged themselves to complete the run, many others were there for the competition and it showed in their impressive times.

The top finisher on the day was Ryan McGuire of Orange. The 21-year-old finished the 3.2-mile course in 16:50 for a 5:25/mile pace. He was followed by Aleksandr Moron (19, Durham) with a time of 17:36 and Jonathan Do Ingalls, 29 of Clinton, with a time of 18:25.

Rounding out the top-10 finishers were John Tolbert (51, 18:30), Alyssa Selmquist (21, 18:46), James Drummond (49, 19:11), Matthew Mirek (16, 19:17), Jason Conforte (17, 19:24), Maureen Terwilliger (44, 19:40) and Shane Hobart (39, 19:53).

Selmquist, of Northford, was the first female finisher across the line with a 6:03/mile pace followed by Guilford’s Terwilliger and Northford’s Mary DeMatteo (20, 21:25), who was 20th overall.

Here are the top three finishers in each of the age groups for male and female divisions. (name, age, hometown, time)

Male Top-Three Finishers

MALE AGE GROUP:  1 - 12     

  1. David Moeller, 12, Northford, 21:54     
  2. Alexander Stasiuk, 12 Northford, 26:31     
  3. Nicholas Barrett, 11, North Branford, 31:12   

MALE AGE GROUP:  13 - 19     

  1. Aleksandr Moron, 19 Durham, 17:36     
  2. Matthew Mirek, 16, Guilford, 19:17            
  3. Jason Conforte, 17, Northford, 19:24    

MALE AGE GROUP:  20 - 29     

  1. Ryan McGuire, 21, Orange, 16:50     
  2. Jonathan Do Ingalls, 29, Clinton, 18:25     
  3. Ken Moulton, 20, Madison, 21:50    

MALE AGE GROUP:  30 - 39     

  1. Shane Hobart, 39, North Branford, 19:53      
  2. Darrell Adler, 37, North Branford, 20:45     
  3. Brandon Lyons, 36, Cheshire, 21:06    

MALE AGE GROUP:  40 - 49     

  1. James Drummond, 49, Wallingford, 19:11      
  2. Mark Edwards, 42, , 20:18      
  3. Philip Oconnor, 44, New Haven, 20:39    

MALE AGE GROUP:  50 - 59     

  1. John Tolbert, 51, Branford, 18:30      
  2. Timothy Beach, 51, Prospect, 21:22      
  3. Barry Rosner, 55, Orange, 21:22    

MALE AGE GROUP:  60 - 69      

  1. Rich Steeves, 62, Guilford, 22:24      
  2. Ken Conforto, 65, Essex, 23:08    
  3. Guy Pulino, 67, Moodus, 25:46    

MALE AGE GROUP:  70 - 79      

  1. Alexander Metro, 71, New Haven, 33:37      
  2. David Barker, 73, Guilford, 40:07      
  3. Donald Lombardo, 70, Orange, 50:04    

MALE AGE GROUP:  80 - 99      

  1. Tony Medeiros, 80, Westerly (RI), 40:16      
  2. Donald Riordan, 80, West Haven, 50:05     
  3. Herman Bershtein, 86, Hamden, 52:51

Female Top-Three Finishers

FEMALE AGE GROUP:  1 - 12     

  1. Olivia Kudasik, 10, Woodbridge, 26:16     
  2. Jordan Regan, 11, North Branford, 28:50     
  3. Molly Marrandino, 11, Hamden, 31:31  

FEMALE AGE GROUP:  13 - 19     

  1. Sarah McDonald, 18, Northford, 23:55     
  2. Kelsey Platner, 19, Northford, 25:54     
  3. Ariel Gibilaro, 17, North Branford, 25:56  

FEMALE AGE GROUP:  20 - 29     

  1. Alyssa Selmquist, 21, Northford, 18:46     
  2. Mary Dematteo, 20, Northford, 21:25     
  3. Jaclyn Steinke, 20, Northford, 24:45  

FEMALE AGE GROUP:  30 - 39     

  1. Jennifer Prato, 39, North Branford, 24:09     
  2. Meaghan Montabana, 32, , 24:28     
  3. Christy Socha, 37, Bozrah, 25:01  

FEMALE AGE GROUP:  40 - 49     

  1. Maureen Terwilliger, 44, Guilford, 19:40     
  2. Barbara Vanmoerkerque, 40, Middlefield, 22:34     
  3. Robin Baughan, 45, North Branford, 23:27  

FEMALE AGE GROUP:  50 - 59     

  1. Donna Cretella, 51, North Haven, 25:20     
  2. Karen Duffy, 52, Orange, 28:45     
  3. Doreen Vetro, 51, Northford,  30:08  

FEMALE AGE GROUP:  60 - 69     

  1. Cheryl Ryan, 63, Guilford, 32:39     
  2. Nikki Quist, 60, Killingworth, 34:35     
  3. Barbara Bichun, 61, Guilford, 34:47  

FEMALE AGE GROUP:  70 - 79     

  1. Monica Roche, 73, Fairfield, 31:12     
  2. Patty Carton, 74, Stratford, 34:27     
  3. Barbara Goodmaster, 70, Orange, 1:03:22  
Jack Stacey May 28, 2012 at 02:53 AM
Congratulations to Mark Edwards but I think the author and Patch did a diservice to Meaghan Montabana who finished second in the womens 30-39 age group. Mark received cudo's in the headline and his town of origin was highlighted and rightfully so, but not a mention or highlight of Meaghan who happens to be a Phys-Ed. teacher in, as well as reside in, East Haven. She's also a terrific daughter.
Julie Weisberg (Editor) May 28, 2012 at 03:20 PM
Jack: Thank you for bringing Meaghan's top finish to my attention. That was my error, form some reason I missed her time in the results. But I'll update the post with additional highlights. Thanks again!
Meaghan May 28, 2012 at 07:21 PM
Great Job to everyone participating im Matt's Misson! Thanks Dad, lol!!

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