Young Runners Race Through West Fitchburg
FITCHBURG -- There were smiles all around as local runners of all ages took part in the 59th annual Bernard J. Keenan Memorial West Fitchburg Road Race on Labor Day, Sept. 5.
Leading a long list of impressive finishes, Mia Keenan captured the women’s mile in a race-record time of 7:44, while her twin brother, Mike Keenan, won the men’s mile in 6:35. Anna Balaguer prevailed in the women’s 3-mile race, finishing in 21:50, while the men’s 3-mile title went to Jeff Gould with a time of 20:24.
The top-five finishers in each of the children’s races, listed from first place to fifth, are as follows:
Girls, age 2: Noella Franconeri, Tessa Romano, Jordan Wright, Bria Flanagan, Adeline Sicard.
Boys, age 2: Tucker O’Brian, Chaz Schultz, Bob Alexander, Alex Roy, Eli Ortez.
Girls, age 3: Ellie Taylor, Bria Schultz, Ella Cannon, Hanna Bray, Giovanna Beaulac.
Boys, age 3: Weston Hanson, Rocco DeBalma, Dean Demer, Norman Ode III, Kayden Ortez.
Girls, age 4: Isabella Whitney, Lillian DiMarzio, Senna Hoover, Willow Aldenquist.
Boys, age 4: Carter Bennett, James Roy, Camden Vincent, James Duval, Bretton Kenda.
Girls, age 5: Ava Balaguer, Graci Lynn Emery, Megan Hurley, Julianna Perez, Imagine Rae Ganor.
Boys, age 5: Jayden Bennett, Jey Kian Aguilar, Gregory Franconeri, Jameson O’Brian, Stephen Anderson.
Girls, age 6: Norah Duval, Makayla Schultz, Brooklyn Flanagan, Abigail Roy, Aria McCarthy.
Boys, age 6: Jack Webb, Conner Benott, David DeMar, Brandon Myer, Lando Hennessy.
Girls, age 7: Emma McCarthy, Anari Williams, Gianna BackerElla Keenan, Averie Bray.
Boys, age 7: Gavin Hennessy, Dominic Divito, Ethan Martin, Thomas Whitney, Landon Dube.
Girls, age 8: Caprice William, Addison Keenan, Ava Bettencourt, Caitlin Cannon, Molly Malliet.
Boys, age 8: Colten Webb, Chris Godfrey, Andrew Keenan, Maximus O’Brien, Caiden Charon.
Girls, age 9: Addison Oulette, Kiera Clonan, Gabrielle DeMar, Lydia Stanek, Sophia Napoli.
Boys, age 9: Adam Leamy, Brady Weeks, Caleb Hurley, Dario DiVito, Thomas Keenan.
Girls, age 10: Ava Beaulac, Allyson Thyall, Ava Wislocki, Rory Cannon, Riley Degroot.