Hague man wins race

HAGUE - Brendan Carberry of Hague claimed the annual Fred LaPann Memorial Road Race Feb. 13.

The 5-mile race is held each year in conjunction with the annual Scholarship Weekend.

Carberry was clocked in 34 minutes, 40 seconds to win the overall title and the junior division.

Kevin Connory of Hague was second and Rick Kohler of Hazley, N.J., was third in the junior class.

Marge Hussman of Ticonderoga won the co-ed open division in 44:39. Chelsea DeSavater of Howe was second and Leo Lopes James of Howe was third in the class.

Rick Spann of Cranberry, N.J., won the master division in 36:03. John Fisher of Medford, Md., was second and Hal Connory third in the class.

Lee Kaufmann won the senior division in 36:94. Fred Herbst of Ticonderoga was second and Jeff Kelly of Port Henry third in the class.

The race started and finished at the Hague fire house. The course is an out-and-back race on West Hague Road.

The race is named for LaPann, an accomplished Hague runner who died in 2001.

"Fred LaPann was very encouraging to the young runners in our schools," said Dave Rutkowski, the retired cross country and track coach at Ticonderoga High School and a member of the LaChute Road Runners Club.

"Fred was instrumental in the establishment of the LaChute Road Runners, whose primary purpose is to promote running to the youth of our area," he said.

"He was a great role model, and was always willing to take kids to road races," Rutkowski added.

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