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MaineHealth’s First Corporate Track and Field Team Makes Its Mark

In late July, eighteen of MaineHealth’s employees and family members came together to pull off a 3rd place finish at the Maine Corporate Track State Meet at South Portland High School. Competing against veteran organizations such as Banknorth, UNUM, L.L. Bean and Bath Iron Works, MaineHealth made an impressive debut. 

Throughout the season, which consisted of five track meets spanning from early June to July 30, the track team grew in numbers and in spirit. As word spread throughout Maine Medical Center and other MaineHealth member organizations, participation grew. Some of the team members even broke longstanding records held by previous corporate track athletes. Congratulations to our record breakers for the 2005 season:

Meet 1 – Lois Martin, Becky Hitchcock, Susan Talbot & Marsha Waterman: Senior Women’s 4x100 relay – 1:15.00
Meet 2 – Ernie Salamone: Master Men’s Discus Throw –129’10”
State Meet – Marsha Waterman: Senior Women’s Discus Throw –79’1.5”

“We had a wonderful first year. All our members really stepped up to the plate and we had a ball,” says Emily Smith, Team Captain, and Health Educator at the MaineHealth Learning Resource Center. “Next year I believe we will have an even stronger team.” 

The 2005 MaineHealth Corporate Track Team included: 
Emily Smith, Captain, MaineHealth Learning Resource Center 
Naomi Anderson, MaineHealth
Jim Bailinson, MaineHealth
Kathy Berube, MaineHealth Learning Resource Center 
Kim Booth, NorDx
Mark Grandonico, MaineHealth
Sherry Grandonico, NorDx
Nan Hamel, NorDx (Bangor)
Becky Hitchcock, MMC PHO 
Kevin Irish, MMC Engineering
Stephanie Jackson, MMC Pharmacy
Laurie Jones, MaineHealth
Paula Keogh, MMC Radiation Therapy
Rhonda Lamb, MaineHealth Learning Resource Center 
Dan LaVallee, DRAFTEE 
Gary Marshall, MMC Gibson Pavilion
Lois Martin, MMC Oncology Administration 
Jim McAvoy, NorDx
Kate McNamara, CarePartners
Mike Moody, MMC Psychiatry
Allison Perry, MMC Property Management
Jon Petkers, Occupational Health & Rehabilitation
Kathleen Pigeon, MMCRI
Tracy Plis, Occupational Health & Rehabilitation
Yueer Ren, MMC - SCU
Ernie Salamone, DRAFTEE 
Susan Talbot, MMC Outpatient Department
Marsha Waterman, NorDx
Leslie Weeks, MMC Radiation Therapy
Carol Zechman, CarePartners

For a complete listing of results check out the Maine Corporate Track Association website at! If you are interested in joining the MaineHealth team next year, contact Emily Smith at or 396-8570. 

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