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Fort race draws record field; Sentinels win

TICONDEROGA - A record field turned out for the sixth annual Footrace at Fort Ticonderoga Sept. 25.The event is a scenic, cross-country 5K (3.1 miles) race attracted 148 finishers. The course features varied terrain of grass and gravel near the shores of Lake Champlain, on the historic Fort Ticonderoga peninsula, finishing on the parade ground inside the walls of the fort.Brandon Kieft won the race in 17 minutes, 39 seconds.Jennifer Adams was the top woman, finishing in 20:09.The race benefitted the Duane Crammond Memorial Scholarship Fund, which awards a $1,000 scholarship each year to a Ticonderoga High School alumnus who has competed in cross country and/or track.Sponsored by the LaChute Road Runners, the Duane Crammond Memorial Scholarship is named for a former Ti High running stalwart.Crammond died in a car accident in 2005 at age 24.Crammond, the valedictorian of the Ti High Class of 1999, was a cross country and track champion in high school. He went on to become an honor student at RPI, where he majored in engineering and was captain of the college's cross country team. He was also the leading distance runner on RPI's indoor and outdoor track teams.He was also a member of the Fort Ticonderoga Fife and Drum Corps.After graduation from college, Crammond dominated local races. In 2003 he won the Montcalm Mile in Ticonderoga and the Race the Train event in North Creek. He was third in the Whiteface Uphill Run in Wilmington, fourth in the Prospect Mountain Road Race in Lake George and fifth in the Lake George to Bolton Adirondack Distance Run. He capped that season by winning the Adirondack Marathon in Schroon Lake.Age group results include:MenAges 11-141, Tyler Belden; 2, Coleman Granger; 3, Marcus Mosher.Ages 15-191, Michael Debronsky; 2, Joseph Frank; 3, Sean Quinn.Ages 20-291, Keith Weiss; 2, William Haskell; 3, Chris Donais.Ages 30-391, Jay Wells; 2, Topher Robinson; 3, James Brown.Ages 40-491, Matt Karkoski; 2, James Kahler; 3, Will McGiveney.Ages 50-591, Lee Pollack; 2, Mark Nunez; 3, Brian Teague.Ages 60-691, John-Eric Nelson; 2, Eduardo Munoz; 3, Jim Cunningham.Ages 70 and older1, Richard Johndrow.WomenAges 14-191, marie Ferro; 2, Anna Sheridan; 3, Meredith Mayes.Ages 20-291, Danielle Cohen; 2, Arielle Monarone; 3, Alyssa Greer.Ages 30-391, Kristen Murphy; 2, Jeanette Olsen; 3, Leah Knauf.Ages 40-491, Maratha Callahan; 2, Heidi Karkoski; 3, Brooke Roney.Ticonderoga winsTiconderoga defeated Lake Placid, 15-50, in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference girls cross country action Sept. 28.The Sentinels lost to Seton Catholic, 15-50.Tabitha Taylor led Ti, finishing 12th, two seconds ahead of teammate Hannah Herbst.Becky Barber was 14th, Alaina Bevilacqua was 15th and Markie teRiele 16th for the Sentinels.In the boys meet Ticonderoga topped Lake Placid, 17-45, and lost to Seton, 21-40.Jay Berube paced the locals with a second place finish.Josh Cook was fifth for Ti, Tyler Belden 10th, Ben Karkoski 13th, Joe LaPerle 14th, Kevin Densmore 15th,Pat Lonergan 18th, Coleman Granger 19th, Jacob Young 21st and Brandon Charboneau 25th.

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