Celebrating after the MDI YMCA Acadia Half Marathon Sunday were, from left, race volunteer Christa Brey, Nick Brown, Michael Westphal, Andrew Kephart, Brad Eslin, Laura Anderson, top MDI men’s finisher Zachary Gilhooley and Lisa Kearns. PHOTO COURTESY OF CHRISTA BREY

Half marathon records smashed



BAR HARBOR — Jonny Wilson of Falmouth and Tracy Guerrette of Saint Agatha took home the top honors for men and women, respectively, at the 7th annual Acadia Half Marathon on June 3, both setting new records in the process. Wilson’s time of 1 hour, 9 minutes, 32.3 seconds is more than 7 minutes faster than the previous record of 1:16:37.34 set by Matt Homich of Bar Harbor in 2017. Guerrette’s time of 1:23:35.2 beat the record of 1:34:34.15 set by Catherine Maloy of Albany, N.Y., in 2017, by more than 10 minutes.

Top finishers from Mount Desert Island were Zachary Gilhooley and Rebecca Geib, both of Bar Harbor. Jasmin Lepir of Dover, N.H. and Cecilia Dube of Winterport were the top men and women finishers in the 10K.

Top MDI runners in the 10K were Lance Kuehne and Kassie Strout, both of Bar Harbor.

A total of 407 people registered to walk or run the half marathon and 10K. The race is organized by the Mount Desert Island YMCA, and serves as one of its major fundraisers.

 

Acadia Half Marathon

Top 25 men’s finishers

1        Jonny Wilson       Falmouth    1:09:34.3

2        Andrew Kephart  Ellsworth    1:17:45.0

3        Marc Chartier       Londonderry, NH 1:19:10.1

4        Bradford Eslin     Bucksport   1:24:51.5

5        Joffrey Peters       Lebanon, NH        1:26:18.6

6        Scott Clark Summerside, PEI  1:26:38.8

7        Evan Boudreau    Lamoine      1:29:10.2

8        Matthew Mace     Arnold, MD         1:33:48.1

9        Zachary Gilhooley         Bar Harbor 1:35:18.5

10      Robert Bergendahl         Belchertown, MA 1:36:11.5

11      Bradley Buchanan         Pittsburgh, PA     1:37:59.2

12      Bill Dobbie St. Augustine, FL 1:38:03.2

13      Clay Flannigan     Cambridge, MA   1:38:41.9

14      Kyle Gallegos       Wilmington, MA  1:39:17.3

15      Patrick Faurer      Snowmass Village, CO  1:39:25.9

16      Michael Westphal Cranberry Isles     1:40:30.7

17      Mark Jackson       Melbourne, FL     1:41:53.4

18      James Sabatano   Frederick, MD      1:42:02.8

19      Stephen Whalen   Bernard      1:42:12.9

20      Carson Fiske        Slingerlands, NY  1:44:16.9

21      Michael Moulton  Sandown, NH      1:44:25.5

22      Matthew Kennedy         Portland      1:44:50.4

23      Andrew Perry       Logan, OH  1:45:49.1

24      Josh Orabone       Worcester, MA     1:47:12.6

25      Jim Tremper                  Brighton, MA       1:47:14.6

 

Acadia Half Marathon

Top 25 women’s finishers

1        Tracy Guerrette    St. Agatha  1:23:35.2

2        Rebeccah Geib      Bar Harbor 1:29:21.5

3        Mikka Macdonald          Washington, DC  1:34:03.2

4        Karen Pulkkinen  Cambridge, MA   1:36:22.4

5        Stephanie DiBrita Rutherland, NJ     1:38:18.6

6        Suzie Quinlan       Quincy, MA         1:40:04.6

7        Jennifer Blastow  Otisfield      1:41:10.5

8        Katelyn Alley       Steuben       1:42:25.8

9        Tiffany Buchanan Pittsburgh, PA     1:47:56.6

10      Shannon McCullough    Philadelphia, PA  1:48:32.7

11      Sarah Oppelt        Somerville, MA    1:49:24.8

12      Anna Goodwin     Boxborough, MA 1:49:31.7

13      Patricia Atchinson         Enfield, NH 1:49:40.2

14      Marni Zelnick       Acton, MA 1:49:50.9

15      Katie Meyer         Salem, MA 1:50:05.2

16      Lori Alley   Bar Harbor 1:50:26.9

17      Susan Bayat         New York, NY     1:51:08.8

18      Britt Hulbert                  Bar Harbor 1:51:21.4

19      Ashley Youngsma         Franklin, TN        1:52:28.0

20      Maria Simpson    Bar Harbor 1:54:41.3

21      Michelle Gould     Somerville, MA    1:55:22.2

22      Teresa Kenny       West Nyack, NY  1:55:28.5

23      Leah Rudman       Dallas, TX  1:56:34.1

24      Christy Bugenhagen      Woodway, TX     1:56:54.1

25      Laura Anderson   Bar Harbor 1:57:12.4

 

10K race

Top 25 men’s finishers

1        Jasmin Lepir        Dover, NH  39:08.5

2        Seth Young Ellsworth    39:58.8

3        Lance Kuehne       Bar Harbor 44:51.1

4        Dylan Garceau     Bar Harbor 44:54.4

5        David Butler        Ellsworth    47:58.2

6        Josiah Zoodsma   Poughkeepsie, NY         48:33.1

7        Justin Brenton      Milbridge    51:40.9

8        Timothy Johnson Center Bamstead, NH    51:53.7

9        Johann Ingimarsson       Scarborough         52:57.8

10      Jeremy Townes    St. Stephen, NB   53:20.5

11      David Alden St. Pierre   Beverly, MA        54:19.2

12      Steven Nieuweboer        Billerica, MA        54:53.8

13      Peter Sullivan       Somerville, MA    54:55.0

14      Lyle Cosner          Harrisburg, PA     55:05.7

15      Rex Schultz Greenville, SC      56:32.6

16      Clark Bristol        Cambridge, MA   58:13.0

17      Christopher Heel  Mount Desert       58:27.7

18      Ryan Sanders       Brewer        59:13.4

19      John Wickey        Boston, MA         1:00:15.9

20      Tom Dwyer          Hampden    1:00:45.6

21      Thomas Conway  Boston, MA         1:00:53.8

22      Murphy Macleod Saco, ME    1:00:57.2

23      Michael Madell     Bar Harbor 1:02:30.5

24      Bryan Youngsma Franklin, TN        1:07:54.

25      Tyler Belec Dover, NH  1:09:33.9

 

10K race

Top 25 women’s finishers

1        Cecilia Dube         Winterport  43:37.6

2        Caitlin Regan       Dover, NH  48:00.8

3        Marisa Gargaro    Bay Shore, NY     48:33.1

4        Jessica Ellis Somerville, MA    48:59.5

5        Lisa Kearns Franklin      50:13.6

6        Kassie Strout       Bar Harbor 51:56.9

7        Vera Kuipers        New York, NY     52:11.5

8        Erin Spencer-Mullen      Camden      53:32.2

9        Stephanie Dorr     Milbridge    53:38.9

10      Elissa Haskell       Stonington  55:42.4

11      Jessie Bristol        Cambridge, MA   56:58.5

12      Kathy Lucchesi    Bar Harbor 58:39.1

13      Hilary Rymal       Petoskey, MI        57:06.4

14      Kari-Elle Brown   Arlington, MA     58:42.7

15      Sarah Dorr Harrington  58:46.2

16      Samantha Grant   Gorham      58:48.9

17      Marissa Dice        Gardiner     58:49.7

18      Kate Foley  Bar Harbor 58:54.0

19      Sarah Neuner       Bar Harbor 58:54.0

20      Vanessa Sanders  Brewer        59:13.5

21      Victoria Fleek       Boston, MA         1:00:15.8

22      Kenyon Shubert   Portland      1:00:37.1

23      Brooke Newberg  Bath  1:00:37.5

24      Maura MacLellan Boston, MA         1:00:53.8

25      Adelene Macleod  Saco  1:00:57.2

Samuel Shepherd

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Samuel Shepherd is a University of Maine graduate and a former Bar Harbor reporter for the Mount Desert Islander.
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