Track and Field: Pelletier named Masters All-American


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Auburn native Steve Pelletier recently competed in the Massachusetts Senior Games held at Springfield College.

In his age group (60-64), Pelletier earned a silver medal and in the process achieved Masters All-American status. He surpassed the All-American standard of 127 feet, 11 inches in the men’s javelin with a throw of 129-8.

Pelletier is a 1969 graduate of Edward Little High School. He went on to throw at the University of Maine and competed regularly at AAU competitions statewide and Masters events around the country into the mid-1990s.

He took a break from the sport until last summer, when he entered three events and caught the fever once again. “I still enjoy the challenge,” Pelletier said, “and it keeps me in tune with the sport that I will return to coach in the semi-retirement years full-time.”

Dunn siblings earn national honors

AUBURN — Abby Dunn, a junior at Edward Little High School, and Spencer Dunn, a seventh-grader at Auburn Middle School, have been named to the USA Track and Field National Race Walk honor roll.

Both are ranked within the top three in the country in their respective age groups. Abby is a five-time All American, two-time national champion and two-time high school state champion. Spencer is a national champion and six-time state champion in his age division.

The Dunns began competing in this event five years ago through the Auburn Recreation program, coached by Tom Menendez and Carolyn Court of Lewiston. Both are currently competing for their schools during the outdoor track and field season.