ANDOVER'S THIELE WINS HAT TRICK AWARD AT DMSE SPORTS CLASSIC

THE EAGLE-TRIBUNE

Andover’s Austin Thiele was the Hat Trick champion at this weekend’s DMSE Sports Classic at Merrimack College, taking home the top time in the 5K, 10K and Half Marathon trifecta with a combined time of 2:24:10 between the three events.

Thiele placed second in the 10K (39:36), fourth in the half marathon (1:25:09) and sixth in the 5K (19:25) to lead the way. He was followed in the Hat Trick standings by Groton’s Nathaniel Cabot (2:29:13) and Merrimac’s John Peterson (2:33:13). Becca Pizzi of Belmont was the top female in the Hat Trick (2:51:31, 13th overall). 

In the individual events, Groveland’s Garry Cuneo won the 5K with a time of 17:43, finishing ahead of North Andover’s Brett Budzinski (18:17) and Groton’s Cabot (18:38). Wilmington’s Sarah Hjelmstad (19:53) led the way among the women. 

For the 10K, Topsfield’s Jason Garrity took first (36:04), followed by Thiele in second (39:36), Acton’s Sam Peretz in third (39:55) and Arlington’s Rachel Bainbridge in fourth (40:03).

The half marathon was won by Nate Martin, who came all the way from Jackson, Missouri, to win with a time of 1:17:35. John Page of Beverly took second (1:22:14), North Reading’s Patrick Brickley took third (1:23:13) and Natalie Bettez of Bolton was the top female finisher, placing 10th with a time of 1:29:48.

In addition to the Hat Trick awards, there was also a Five and Dime award given to the top combined finishers from the 5K and 10K races. The Five and Dime championship went to Pelham’s Anthony Ellis, who completed the 5K and 10K races in a combined 1:01:27. Next was Beverly’s Edz Lamy (1:03:11), followed by Kerry Phelan of Chestnut Hill (1:04:39).

DMSE SPORTS CLASSIC TOP FINISHERS

5K

Place Name Hometown Time

1. Garry Cuneo Groveland 17:43

2. Brett Budzinski North Andover 18:17

3. Nathaniel Cabot Groton 18:38

4. Namsool Kim Wakefield 19:06

5. John Peterson Merrimac 19:15

 

10K

Place Name Hometown Time

1. Jason Garrity Topsfield 36:04

2. Austin Thiele Andover 39:36

3. Sam Peretz Acton 39:55

4. Rachel Bainbridge Arlington 40:03

5. Nathaniel Cabot Groton 40:28

 

Half Marathon

Place Name Hometown Time

1. Nate Martin Jackson, MO 1:17:35

2. John Page Beverly 1:22:14

3. Patrick Brickley North Reading 1:23:13

4. Austin Thiele Andover 1:25:09

5. Kevin Tucceri Franklin 1:26:13

 

Five and Dime

Place Name Hometown 5K 10K Total

1. Anthony Ellis Pelham 19:35 41:52 1:01:27

2. Edz Lamy Beverly 21:30 41:41 1:03:11

3. Kerry Phelan Chestnut Hill 20:07 44:32 1:04:39

4. John Luciano Dracut 20:32 46:13 1:06:45

5. Paul Frisoli Lowell 21:46 47:43 1:09:29

 

Hat Trick

Place Name Hometown 5K 10K Half Total

1. Austin Thiele Andover 19:25 39:36 1:25:09 2:24:10 

2. Nathaniel Cabot Groton 18:38 40:28 1:30:07 2:29:13

3. John Peterson Merrimac 19:15 41:18 1:32:40 2:33:13

4. Robert Shapiro Lunenburg 20:03 42:34 1:33:23 2:36:00

5. Robert Mauthe North Andover 19:44 42:42 1:34:26 2:36:52