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Gabler, Bush race to victory

Record field runs Ti’s Montcalm Mile

Leading the pack at the 27th annual Montcalm Mile were, from left, Lee Gabler, Jesse Berube and Jay Berube. Gabler went on to win in 4 minutes, 7 seconds. The race attracted a record field of 239 runners.

Leading the pack at the 27th annual Montcalm Mile were, from left, Lee Gabler, Jesse Berube and Jay Berube. Gabler went on to win in 4 minutes, 7 seconds. The race attracted a record field of 239 runners.

— A record field set a blistering pace in the 27th annual Montcalm Mile road race in Ticonderoga.

The race, held just prior to the community’s July 4th parade, attracted 239 runners.

Leading the way were Lee Gabler in the men’s race and Dana Bush in the women’s event. Both are prior winners.

Gabler broke away from Jay Berube and Jesse Berube in the final strides to win. He was clocked in 4 minutes, 7 seconds. Jay Berube was second in 4:08 and Jesse Berube third in 4:12. All three are former Ticonderoga High School cross country and track stalwarts.

Bush was never challenged in the women’s race, winning in 4:46. Danae Polson was second in 5:00 with Julia Dmochowski third in 5:09.

The race is a downhill mile that follows the the town’s Independence Day parade route. Run just before the parade, the race draws hundreds of spectators.

The Montcalm Mile is sponsored by the LaChute Road Runners Club of Ticonderoga. Proceeds from the event are used to support youth running activities in the community.

Results include:

Lee Gabler 4:07, Jay Berube 4:08,Jesse Berube, 4:12, David McCarey 4:17, Josh Cook 4:37, Dana Bush 4:46, Paul Moore 4:53, Alan Cushman 4:56, Shawn Silliman 4:46, Matt Gewing 4:47

Dave Burows 4:59, Danae Polsin 5:00, Matt Karkoski 5:01, Edmond Boullianne 5:02, Evan Barnhart 5:06, Jean-Marc Boullianne 5:08, Kody Parrott 5:08, Julia Dmochowski 5:09, Irene Somerville 5:15, Chris House 5:22

Rebecca Lavin 5:24, Pat Hendrix 5:24, Tom Pike 5:26, Ed Aulfuldish 5:27, Cam Davis 5:29, Aaron Russell 5:29, Hunter Markson 5:30, Ryan Bush 5:32, Jim Morisseau 5:33, Mark Visser 5:35

Connor House 5:36, Matt Steveson 5:38, Jason Fisher 5:41, Lee Berube 5:42, Paul Krakovanec 4:43, Shawn McBride 5:48, Jay Poorman 5:54, Jesse Berube Sr. 5:55, Zach Spaulding 5:56, Ema Hayes 5:56

Keith Bilow 5:57, Jon Ott 5:58, Paul Markson 5:58, Katy Masey 5:59, Jack Grinnell 6:00, Kurt Chandler 6:01, Jeremy Muller 6:03, Matt Abdullah 6:04, Ed Boullianne 6:05, Carlo Crochill 6:06

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