Beckum and Guerrette capture Turkey Trot victories

CARIBOU, Maine — Thomas Beckum of Caribou and Tracy Guerrette, a native of St. Agatha now living in Bangor, won Caribou Turkey Trot 5K titles in convincing fashion Saturday.

Beckum won the overall and men’s titles by posting a time of 18 minutes and 15.1 seconds, and Guerrette was the overall runner-up and came in first among women at 18:49.1.

The remainder of the overall top 10 included: third, Chris Rines, 19:15.4; fourth, Christian Sleeper, 19:50.5; fifth, Isaac Raymond, 20:23; sixth, Bruce Clark, 20:33; seventh, Marie Beckum, 21:13.4; eighth, Kayla Buck, 21:24.4; ninth, Jared Sleeper, 21:41.8; and 10th, Marc Cole, 22:13.5.

Sixty five runners and 15 walkers participated in the annual event.

Marie Beckum and her husband, Thomas, leave the track area and run onto the race course in the early stages of the Caribou Labor Day 8K Road Race held in September. Thomas Beckum was the overall winner in Saturday’s Caribou Turkey Trot 5K Road Race, while Marie was the women’s runner-up.
(Kevin Sjoberg)

The starting and finishing line was at Caribou High School as the course took participants out onto Woodland Center and Lombard roads and back.

Division winners were: 14-and-under female, Kaiden Rosi-Carney (26:54.3); 15-19 female, Teagan Ewings (22:53.2); 20-29 female, Buck; 30-39 female, Marie Beckum; 40-49 female, Rebecca Allen (25:50.7); 50-59 female, Angela Ewings (23:03.80; 60-and-over female, Connie McLellan (29:49.4); 14-and-under male, George J. Ferland (27:36.6); 15-19 male, Owen McQuarrie (22:26); 20-29 male, Rines; 30-39 male, Emerson Wright (23:35.3); 40-49 male, Marc Cole, 22:13.5; 50-59 male, Clark; and 60-and-over male, Ed Malone (25:54.8).

Lori Collins and Emily Collins were tied for first in the walker’s division with identical times of 43:17.

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