Rain presents no problem for Lake’s July 4 run and swim


On the men’s side of the race the outcome was absolutely no surprise.  Matt Barresi won the event for the 14th time. He finished the approximately three-mile run in a very impressive time of 16:50. Barresi, who is originally from the Columbia, Md., area, ran cross country and track in college at American University.

On the women’s side the winner, Emily Bascom, also ran cross country and track in college. She is originally from the Louisville, Ky., area and ran for the University of Louisville. She reports that after five children she is now back to running.

Top finishers by age group were:


12 and under:  David Hubaker, Philip Hubaker, Levi Hubaker

13-17: Jack Rice, Nick Gardela, Grant Taibl

18-30: Raymond Long, Chris Markham, Keegan Campanelli

31-42: Tom Bowman, Kris Steinebach, Juan Carlos Frigas

43-55: Eric Kroch, Bill Pemberton, Paul Cupec

56 and over:  John True, Paul Sick, Paul Steinebach


12 and under: Mia Semoli, Kylie Wild, Ashley Cooper

13-17: Saige Haney, Jackie Rodriquez, Chloe Yoon

18-30:  Jennifer Maxwell, Payton Watson, Tori Kenzie

31-42: Joy Barresi, Angela Steinebach, Amanda Bietsch

43-55: Rose Brogan, Cheryl Edgerton, Lori Polliski

56 and over: Deb Lugar, Lindsay Britton, Lynn Hatch

Although there was some heavy rain in the area in the early afternoon, the Lake Monticello authorities held their breath and waited with regard to the swim across the lake. They were awarded with a break in the rain and the swim took place with no rain falling. At 3 p.m. 92 swimmers took to the water. Leading a number of strong female swimmers was Caylyn McNaul, who was the first swimmer to finish. McNaul is a rising junior who swims for the Fluco swim team and for the Lake Monticello Sharks.

The winner on the men’s side was Raymond Long, who had a busy day. In the morning he was the first place winner in the 18-30 age group of the Spirit 5K run.

Top finishers by age group in the swim across the lake were:


8 and under: Zach Leoniewski

9-12:  Joe Hardam, Jackson Kinsella, Joshua Hodges

13-17:  Liam Perella, Ben Lopez, Carlos Gonzalez

18-30: Raymond Long, Austin Hurst, Chris Serrano

31-45: David Roberts, Eric Kroch, Juan Carlos Frigas

46-62: Stephan Thiriez, Gib Karr, Tom Crowe

62 and over: Paul Steinebach, Alden Bigelow, Jim Nemer


8 and under: Audrey Harlow, Ava Gray, Gabriella Gray

9-12:  Ally Lounsbury, Grace Farist, Emily Farist

13-17: Abby Harlow, Amelia Buswell, FeFe Nadone

18-30:  Ashley Nero, Elizabeth Gill, Payton Watson

31-45: Maria Patch, Allison Thiriez, Jenny Jones

46-62: Cheryl Hardman, Sara Nero, Trisha Guarnico

63 and over: Mary Roper

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