LEWISTON – Boothbay High School senior Lauren Forgues and her brother, eighth-grader Matthew Forgues, walked away with the 3,000- and 1,600-meter open racewalk wins in the Al Heppner Memorial at Bates College on Sunday.

The mixed-gender races saw Lauren capture the 3,000 meter in a time of 15:52, followed by Dave Burns of Scarborough (16:13) and University of Maine at Farmington junior Kate Dickinson of South Berwick in 17:04.

Matthew Fourges (8:08) nipped Scarborough junior Taylor Burns (8:10) followed by Lisbon’s Tyler Campbell (8:21). Bonny Eagle’s distance running junior Allen Cox of Buxton in his first racewalk since last year’s outdoor track season finished at 8:27. Lewiston eighth-grader Christie Bernier was the first female finisher (8:45) followed by Lisbon’s Sarah Adams (9:23), Kelly Baickley (11:10), and Scarborough’s Kaitlyn Burns (11:52).

The race is dedicated to U.S. National Team member and USA Olympic Trials contender Al Heppner, who died after the Olympic Trials in 2004. Heppner’s first five-kilometer National Junior Championship crown was earned at the University of Maine.

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