Runners take off at the start of the Flattop 5K on March 31 at the Lamoine Consolidated School. The race featured many runners from the Mount Desert Island area. PHOTO COURTESY OF STU MARCKOON

Kerschner, Guerrette top Flattop



LAMOINE — Dave Kerschner of Old Town was first across the finish line Saturday at the annual Flattop 5K at the Lamoine Consolidated School. His time was 16 minutes, 34 seconds. Tracy Guerrette of Bangor was the first female finisher, with her time of 17:49.

Michael Westphal of Cranberry Isles crosses the finish line of the Flattop 5K on March 31 at the Lamoine Consolidated School. Westphal finished in 35th place.
PHOTO COURTESY OF MICHAEL WESTPHAL

The event marks the unofficial start of the busy Hancock County road race season.

The top Mount Desert Island resident finisher of the day was Tremont’s Jarly Bobadilla, who finished 10th overall with a time of 18:38. He was the only island runner to finish in the top 20 overall.

Dylan Garceau of Bar Harbor finished 22nd overall with a time of 20:26. He was one of three MDI finishers in the race’s 21-30 range, along with Tremont’s Stanley Grierson (26th) and Bar Harbor’s Tobin Peacock (27th).

On the women’s side, Bar Harbor’s Ellie Hartig was the top island runner. Her time of 21:51 placed her second of all female runners behind Guerrette.

Other local runners to finish in the top 50 were Zach Gilhooley of Bar Harbor (34th), Michael Westphal of Cranberry Isles (35th), Gareth Howell of Mount Desert (45th) and Britt Hulbert of Bar Harbor (49th).

2018 Flattop 5K First 50 finishers

1. Dave Kerschner: 16:34
2. Ken Akiha: 16:42
3. Richard Sukiennik: 16:44
4. Erik Knickerbocker: 16:56
5. Andrew Kephart: 17:04
6. Matt Shea: 17:41
7. Tracy Guerrette: 17:49
8. Jason Cerilli: 17:57
9. Jeremy Lisee: 18:08
10. Jarly Bobadilla: 18:38
11. Rob Shea: 18:41
12. Kris Garcia: 18:45
13. Adam Hawkes: 19:07
14. Jacob Boone: 19:21
15. Kyle Sidaway: 19:23
16. Tim Pearson: 19:31
17. Bob Ciano: 19:35
18. Bryce Carter: 19:39
19. Charlie Collins: 19:53
20. Jim Hunt: 20:00
21. Evan Merchant: 20:13
22. Dylan Garceau: 20:26
23. Buster Brown: 20:39
24. Eric Petley: 20:43
25. Tim Tunney: 20:56
26. Stanley Grierson: 21:15
27. Tobin Peacock: 21:18
28. Joe Roberts: 21:22
29. Corey Carter: 21:40
30. Chris Jones: 21:44
31. Elli Hartig: 21:51
32. Tom Dowling: 21:53
33. Michael Wade: 21:56
34. Zac Gilhooley: 22:01
35. Michael Westphal: 22:10
36. Robert Jordan: 22:12
37. Scott Heidemann: 22:14
38. Peter Goebel: 22:45
39. Peter Cannon: 22:46
40. Katherine Collins: 22:50
41. Daniel Gerrish: 22:51
42. Dave Farrar: 22:56
43. Bailey Bishoff: 23:07
44. Ava Dowling: 23:08
45. Gareth Howell: 23:15
46. Lance Days: 23:17
47. Alexander Husson: 23:18
48. Tricia Brown: 23:28
49. Britt Hulbert: 23:30
50. Nick Brown: 23:39
Mike Mandell

Mike Mandell

Mike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at mmandell@ellsworthamerican.com.

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