It’s safe to say that Londonderry High School’s track and field and cross-country coaches can’t wait to see what young Kalin Gregoire can accomplish competitively now that she is there.
After a strong showing in the town’s Old Home Day race one Saturday earlier, the Londonderry 14-year-old and LHS freshman notched her third straight female title in the 2014 Mack’s Apples Run for the Apples 5K Cross-Country Race in town this past Sunday, Aug. 24.
The event – which is co-sponsored by the Greater Derry Track Club and Mack’s – was won by 46-year-old Woburn, Mass., resident Mike Dimauro in 17 minutes and 5 seconds. The victor’s 16-year-old son, Matt Dimauro, finished second overall, crossing the finish line 33 seconds after his speedy dad.
Londonderry’s Devereux Geiger – whose twin brother Andreas won this year’s Londonderry Old Home Day race – finished fourth overall in 18:08, and Gregoire wound up a fine seventh overall in 20:15. That time was slower than her winning time of 19:48 last August, but she wound up ninth overall in that event.
Londonderry age group winners included Lillian Law in the girls’ 1-12 division (23:52), Alexandra Seeley in the 13-16 girls’ class (20:27), Dev Geiger in the males’ 17-39 division, Jason Plante in the males’ 40-49-year-old grouping (20:28), and Su Geiger in the women’s 50-59 division (29:07).
The number of finishers of the 2014 race – which sends runners racing through Mack’s picturesque apple orchards – was down to a modest 60 on the warm and sunny day. But the competition was still strong, and there were competitors from throughout the local area as well as the Bay State, New York, and even as far away as Pennsylvania.