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Former UMaine women’s basketball player breaks Labor Day 5-miler course record

The Bangor Labor Day 5-mile road race celebrated its 55th birthday on a crisp, cool Monday morning in record-breaking fashion.

Tracy Guerrette, a former University of Maine women’s basketball standout, broke a course record that had stood for 13 years.

The native of St. Agatha covered the 5 miles starting from Geaghan’s Pub, around Bangor’s West side, and finishing at the Bangor Parks and Recreation building in 29-minutes flat, 23 seconds faster than the standard Cassie Hintz established in 2004.

The victory was Guerrette’s second in a row at the Labor Day race and more than 2 minutes quicker than her winning effort from 2016.

It’s also the second Queen City victory of the summer for the Bangor resident after winning the Walter Hunt Memorial Fourth of July race.

The overall winner was Old Town’s Erik McCarthy, who was unchallenged and completed the race in 25:52.

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