Guerrette finds harmony in religion, running

BANGOR, Maine — Tracy Guerrette is in California this weekend, seeking an accomplishment she thought she already had achieved.

Guerrette, the St. Agatha native and former University of Maine basketball player who has developed into one of Maine’s top long-distance runners, was thought to have qualified for the 2020 U.S. Olympic women’s marathon trials on Oct. 1 while winning the Maine Marathon in Portland.

Her time of 2 hours, 43 minutes and 47 seconds not only was 15 minutes faster than her previous best for the 26.2-mile distance at the 2016 Boston Marathon, it eclipsed the 2:45 clocking required to meet the ‘B’ standard to earn a spot in the U.S. Olympic trials.

But a post-race check determined that while the Maine Marathon was certified as a qualifying race for the Boston Marathon and by USA Track and Field, times there did not qualify as Olympic Trials standards.

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