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Mark Dupuy and Michele Gagnon win “Dare to Tri” Sprint Triathlon



Photo By Hugh Bowden
Twelve-year-old Camden Holmes of Ellsworth was the fastest swimmer in the triathlon competition, completing the 525 yards in a time of 6 minutes and 50 seconds.

ELLSWORTH — Mark Dupuy and Michele Gagnon, both of Ellsworth, won top individual honors in the 2013 “Dare to Tri” Sprint Triathlon held Sunday by the Down East Family YMCA.

Dupuy, 38, turned in the fastest overall time of the day, completing a 525-yard swim, a 13.4-mile bicycle ride and a 3.1-mile run in 1 hour, 14 minutes and 24 seconds.

Gagnon, 47, was just over two minutes behind Dupuy in overall time, completing the three events in 1:16.43.

The triathlon drew a field of 17 individual competitors and seven three-member teams, in which each member competed in one of the three events.

In the team competition, the threesome of 9-year-old Quinlan Hinerfeld, Matt Gerrish, 44, and Doug Hinerfeld, 42, all of Bar Harbor won top mixed team honors and was the overall fastest with a combined time of 1:07.28.

Ellsworth’s Holmes trio — 12-year-old Camden, 13-year-old Kody and 45-year-old Eric — was the top male team with a combined time of 1:12.17.

Female team honors went to Kate Brenner, 20, Kiona Osterlin, 21, and Eliza Broughton, 22, all of Ellsworth, with a combined time of 1:23.42.

Age group winners and runners-up in the individual competition:

Girls ages 11-19 – Cedar Slagle, 15, of Blue Hill, first in 1:30.25; Ellie Hinerfeld, 13, of Bar Harbor, second in 1:35.27.

Boys ages 11-19 – Adam Graham, 18, of Surry in 1:39.22.

Women ages 20-29 – Katie Ford, 20, of Trenton in 1:53.51.

Women ages40-49 – Gagnon, first; Kathy Fleury, 47, of Winslow, second in 1:28.47.

Men ages 40-49 – Matthew Wilson, 40, of Hancock, first in 1:18.12; Jerome Lawther, 40, of Blue Hill, second in 1:25.50.

Men ages 60-69 – Chip Loring, 65, of Old Town in 1:25.40.

In separate events, Camden Holmes was the fastest swimmer in 6:50; Matt Gerrish was the fastest bicyclist in 36:54; and Doug Hinerfeld was the fastest runner in 21:43.

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Hugh Bowden

Hugh Bowden

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Hugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American's editorial department. When he's not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. [email protected]
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