Runners take off at the start of Saturday’s 1-mile Fun Run. The boys’ and girls’ winners were Charlie Collins and Alexandra Collins. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMS

Kerschner, Guerette are Flattop 5K champs



LAMOINE — Dave Kerschner, 30, of Old Town led a field of 220 runners to win the annual Flattop 5K race on Saturday, March 26.

Kerschner finished the 3.1-mile course, which started and ended at the Lamoine Consolidated School, in 16 minutes, 59 seconds.

Tracy Guerette, 35, was the women’s champion and took 16th place overall with a time of 19:31.

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Dave Kerschner, 30, of Old Town was the first male finisher at Saturday’s Flattop 5K with a time of 16:59. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMS

The 11th edition of the road race organized by Eden Athletics drew runners of ages ranging from 6 to 79 years.

“It went very well,” Eden Athletics President Christa Brey said. “We weren’t sure how many people would turn up because of the cold temperature, but we had a good turnout.”

The annual event is held in honor of the late Bill Pinkham and marks the beginning of the racing season in the area and of the 2016 Smile Design Ellsworth and Eden Athletics Point Series.

“For a lot of people, it is a way to kick start and prepare for the running season ahead,” Brey added.

A sum of $200 was donated to the Lamoine Volunteer Fire Department, which assists with the traffic control at the race each year.

2016 Flattop 5K

Top 50 finishers

Place Name Town Time

1        Dave Kerschner     Old Town    16:59

2        Matt Homich          Bar Harbor  17:26

3        Perry LeBreton      Bangor         17:51

4        Andrew Kephart    Ellsworth     17:57

5        Stephen Linscott    Seal Cove    18:19

6        Andy Pereira         Southwest Harbor  18:24

7        Oliver Johnston     Bar Harbor  18:29

8        Seth Young Ellsworth     18:39

9        Eric Petley   Holden         18:41

10      Bob Shea     Ellsworth     18:47

11      Bob Ciano             18:51

12      Matt Shea     Ellsworth     19:11

13      Nick Brown Ellsworth     19:23

14      Jarley Bobadilla     Seal Cove    19:23

15      Matthew Revitt      Veazie          19:25

16      Tracy Guerette                 19:31

17      Jennifer VanDongen        Bar Harbor  19:38

18      Ezra Dean    Orono                    19:41

19      Colby Rand           19:44

20      Joe Roberts  Brewer         20:10

21      Matt Damon Brewer         20:11

22      Chris Jones  Bucksport    20:17

23      Josh DeLaittre        Hulls Cove   20:31

24      Greg Dean   Levant         20:34

25      Austin Townsend Jr.        Perry  20:46

26      Robert Jordan        Ellsworth     20:47

27      Tom Dowling        Newburgh   20:48

28      David Farrar                    Bangor         21:00

29      John Peckenham    Orland         21:03

30      Eric Hutchins         Hampden     21:07

31      Aaron Hoovler      Bangor         21:18

32      Tim Pearson          21:32

33      Michael Westphal  Cranberry Isles      21:36

34      Andrew Tieman     Ellsworth     21:37

35      Katherine Collins   Winterport   21:39

36      Evan Merchant      Beals  21:44

37      Shannon Horton    Mount Desert         21:45

38      Zac Gilhooley        Bar Harbor  21:52

39      Shane Martin         Orono                    21:57

40      Kassie Strout          Trenton        22:03

41      Scott Heidemenn   Orrington     22:32

42      Tobin Peacock       Lamoine      22:34

43      Lisa Kingsbury      Hampden     22:45

44      Meg Kelly    Bar Harbor  22:48

45      Chris Richardson   Ellsworth     22:58

46      Peter Palmer           Lamoine      23:00

47      Adrian Smith         Newburgh   23:04

48      Maegan Haney                 23:05

49      Charlie Collins       Winterport   23:22

50      Christopher Heel    Mount Desert         23:29

 

Amanat Khullar

Amanat Khullar

Amanat Khullar is a sports reporter for the Mount Desert Islander. She comes from New Delhi, the capital city of India and graduated from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

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