Runners, and a few dogs, take to the 5K course Saturday morning amid drizzle and strong winds at the sixth annual Sea of Blue Autism Awareness Walk and 5K race. ISLANDER PHOTO BY DICK BROOM

Cake wins Sea of Blue 5K

MOUNT DESERT — Runners and walkers of all ages, and a few of their dogs, participated in the sixth annual Sea of Blue Autism Awareness Walk and 5K held in Northeast Harbor on Saturday, April 29.

Race director Chris Heel makes announcements at the starting line of the Sea of Blue 5K. ISLANDER PHOTO BY DICK BROOM

What started out as a senior exhibition project for Mount Desert Island High School alum Chris Heel has become an annual event for area runners and walkers who want to race for a good cause.

Judson Cake of Bar Harbor came in first place in the 5K with a time of 16 minutes, 46 seconds, followed by Peter Williams in 18:01.

Olivia Johnson, a member of the Mount Desert Island High School track team, was the first female finisher and 10th overall in 22:44. Eliza Bishop of Seal Cove was second for the women and 11th overall with 23:42.

Dogs were welcome at the event, and so many participants had their furry friends decked out in puzzle-themed bandanas.

Following the race, runners enjoyed refreshments and awards at the Tan Turtle Tavern.

Proceeds from the race go to the Autism Society of Maine and other programs supporting autism awareness.


Sea of Blue 2019 Results

April 27

Northeast Harbor

1        Judson Cake         Bar Harbor 16:46

2        Peter Williams      18:01

3        Jeremy Lisee         Milbridge    18:38

4        Erik Knickerbocker        Hampden    19:37

5        Evan Merchant     Beals 19:59

6        Tobin Peacock      Bar Harbor 20:24

7        Michael Wade      Ellsworth    22:26

8        Charlie Dalton      Lamoine      22:41

9        Stanley Grierson  Bass Harbor         22:42

10      Olivia Johnson               22:44

11      Eliza Bishop         Seal Cove   23:42

12      Veronica Davilla            24:07

13      Michael Westphal Cranberry Isles     24:46

14      Rick Maser Bar Harbor 24:47

15      Ashley Santerre    25:10

16      Tyson Long          Mount Desert       25:30

17      Lynx Fabian                            25:31

18      Jeff Roseberry      Southwest Harbor         25:55

19      Laura Anderson   Bar Harbor 25:57

20      Lisa Kearns                  Franklin      26:33

21      Christa Brey         Ellsworth    27:22

22      Christopher Heel  Mount Desert       27:49

23      Spencer Grierson Bass Harbor                  27:53

24      Jennifer Brodie     Lubec                   28:02

25      Steve Strout                   Harrington  28:16

26      Elizabeth Williams         Hancock     28:53

27      Susan Bean          Southwest Harbor         28:55

28      Lisa Tweedie        Bar Harbor 29:19

29      Rebecca Mantelli  Ellsworth    29:22

30      Natalia Bachelder Northeast Harbor 29:24

31      Lloyd Harmon      Ellsworth    30:47

32      Norman Haynes   Bar Harbor 31:29

33      Michael Wright    Bar Harbor 31:40

34      Scott Grierson      Bass Harbor                  32:37

35      RaeChelle Sexton Northeast Harbor 32:49

36      Rina Grierson       Bass Harbor                  35:44

37      Susan Swift                                       35:56

38      Robin Emery        Lamoine      37:06

39      Mary Alice Bruce Corea                   44:48

40      Phil Mantelli         Ellsworth    46:05

41      Rusty Elliott         Poplar Branch, NC        48:27

42      Marty Elliott        Poplar Branch, NC        51:10

Dick Broom

Dick Broom

Reporter at Mount Desert Islander
Dick Broom covers the towns of Mount Desert and Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island High School and the school system board and superintendent's office. He enjoys hiking with his golden retriever and finding new places for her to swim. [email protected]

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