Runners take off at the beginning of the race. ISLANDER PHOTO BY TAYLOR BIGLER

MacKinnon repeats half marathon win



BAR HARBOR — It was a repeat victory Saturday morning for this year’s Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Half Marathon winner Mike MacKinnon.
MacKinnon, 42, finished the race in 1 hour, 17 minutes, 18 seconds, after taking first place two years ago.
Chris Gabrielson, 28, of Chelmsford, Mass., came in second place with a time of 1:18:13, followed by 48-year-old Robert Ashby of Brunswick in 1:19:51.
Andrew Kephart, 31, of Ellsworth finished the race in fourth place with a time of 1:20:27.
Tammy Slusser, 51, of Monroeville, Pa., was the first female finisher, in 1:32:04, followed by 28-year-old Aly Goldfarb of Birmingham, Ala., in 1:34:11. Molly Bennett of West Hartford, Conn., took third place with a time of 1:34:15.
More than 300 runners completed the half marathon and more than 100 runners ran in the 5K.

And they’re off! Thomas Murphy, front, of Ellsworth and Michelle Wheeler of Bridgton, back right, take it all in stride during the first few hundred yards of Saturday’s half marathon. Over 300 runners participated in the 39th annual race.

And they’re off! Thomas Murphy, front, of Ellsworth and Michelle Wheeler of Bridgton, back right, take it all in stride during the first few hundred yards of Saturday’s half marathon. Over 300 runners participated in the 39th annual race. ISLANDER PHOTO BY TAYLOR BIGLER

In the 5K, Noah Barretto of East Greenwich, R.I., came in first place in a time of 20 minutes, 19.14 seconds. Robin Clarke of Ellsworth came in first for the women in 23:02.90.
Following the half marathon, MacKinnon, who is from Miscouche, Prince Edward Island, didn’t seem too fazed by his win.
“I was trying to go for a personal best, and I fell a little short of that,” MacKinnon said. “You know for us [runners], it’s about time rather than finishing in first place.”
Two years ago, MacKinnon ran the course about one minute faster, in 1:16:21.
The half marathon course is beloved by runners from around North America for its views from inside Acadia National Park.
Runners lined up at the starting line on Main Street near the ball field, looped around West St., up West St. Extension and into the park.
The race continued all the way around Eagle Lake, down Eagle Lake Road to Cromwell Harbor Road and finished at the ball field.
For some, the course’s at times uneven and hilly terrain can be challenging. For other runners, it is an advantage.
“I love this course. I love the ups and downs,” he said. “I charge up the hills and relax on the way down.”
MacKinnon traveled to Bar Harbor with several friends from Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia who also competed. The group planned to stay in the area until Monday.
“We got to take in a little bit of Acadia today [during the race], but I think we’ll take it at a little slower pace tomorrow,” MacKinnon said.

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Half Marathon Results

1 MacKinnon, Mike 1:17:18.90 Miscouche, PEI
2 Gabrielson, Chris 1:18:13.14 Chelmsford, MA
3 Ashby, Robert 1:19:51.87 Brunswick
4 Kephart, Andrew 1:20:27.00 Ellsworth
5 Matte, Joshua 1:20:56.00 Pelham, NH
6 Portalatin, Rico 1:22:14.24 Milo
7 Ritchie, Daniel 1:22:54.77 Newton, MA
8 Ruddy, Shane 1:23:58.23 Worcester, MA
9 MacLeod, Christopher 1:26:47.41 Minneapolis, MN
10 Bobadilla, Jarly 1:26:52.12 Seal Cove
11 Keating, Joshua 1:26:59.45 Charlestown, MA
12 Vance, Bobby 1:27:02.45 Dallas, TX
13 Dennis, Gary 1:27:37.51 Milford, PA
14 Clark, Scott 1:28:21.28 Summerside, PEI
15 Knickerbocker, Erik 1:28:40.67 Hampden
16 Weidner, John 1:28:45.02 Annandale, NJ
17 Lamy, Edz 1:31:29.60 Beverly, MA
18 Slusser, Tammy 1:32:04.70 Monroeville, PA
19 Mace, Matthew 1:32:24.98 Arnold, MD
20 Goldfarb, Aly 1:34:11.53 Birmingham, AL
21 Bennett, Molly 1:34:15.33 W. Hartford, CT
22 Chambers, Tim 1:34:15.43 W. Hartford, CT
23 Oliver, Amy 1:34:21.86 Belgrade
24 Land, Michael 1:35:39.22 New York, NY
25 Gilhooley, Zachary 1:36:16.32 Bar Harbor
26 Robinson, Denten 1:36:32.00 Mesa, AZ
27 Haines, John 1:36:33.72 Philadelphia, PA
28 Kennedy, Matthew 1:37:39.68 Portland
29 McCusker, Carrie 1:37:59.51 Cape Elizabeth
30 McGonagill, Allen 1:38:26.74 Cambridge, MA
31 Whalen, Stephen 1:39:21.97 Bernard
32 Franklin, Rick 1:39:59.11 Atlanta, GA
33 Russell, Steven 1:40:35.45 Farmington
34 Rios, Dean 1:40:51.67 Westminster, MA
35 Blood, John 1:41:06.07 Brunswick
36 Harkins, Tim 1:41:18.83 Arrowsic
37 Richardson, Chris 1:42:22.95 Ellsworth
38 Saad, Gabriel 1:42:39.60 Lakeville, MA
39 Riesbeck, Jason 1:43:15.25 Endicott, NY
40 Goodwin, Alyssa 1:43:25.76 Brunswick
41 Anderson, Laura 1:43:56.70 Bar Harbor
42 Rutenbeck, Nathan 1:43:59.68 Brooklin
43 Coleman, Matthew 1:44:14.3 New York, NY
44 Carleton, Brooke 1:44:42.24 Huntington, VT
45 Strout, Kassie 1:44:45.97 Trenton
46 Gates, Chris 1:44:54.81 Dover, NJ
47 Malinowski, Peter 1:45:04.43 Beverly, MA
48 Collins, Bill 1:45:17.43 Dartmouth, NS
49 Friedman, Brion 1:45:28.22 Atlanta, GA
50 Galvin, Drew 1:45:35.70 Dedham, MA
51 Peterson, Kevin 1:45:56.01 Southwest Harbor
52 Tortorici, Peter 1:46:22.95 Hauppauge, NY
53 Perry, David 1:46:27.94 Summerside, PEI
54 Zimmerman, Logen 1:46:51.64 Brookline, MA
55 Belliveau, Larry 1:47:24.85 Chatham, MA
56 Foley, Mark 1:47:35.90 Falmouth
57 Kirschenheiter, Ross 1:47:52.65 Kingston, NY
58 Beaulieu, Katie 1:48:23.90 Hoboken, NJ
59 Stone, Gary 1:48:31.58 Newcastle
60 Robinson, Michael 1:48:48.16 Mukilteo, WA
61 Rosenfeld, Eric 1:49:17.92 Brooklyn, NY
62 Fowler, Jasmine 1:49:20.24 Morrill
63 Fowler, Rob 1:49:20.32 Morrill
64 Essad, Kate 1:49:24.04 Lebanon, NH
65 Murphy, Thomas 1:49:35.26 Ellsworth
66 McLoughlin, Ronan 1:49:41.64 Bar Harbor
67 Allen, Debra 1:49:49.75 Orono
68 Boucher, Michael 1:49:54.64 Freeport
69 Flashenberg, Amy 1:50:28.99 Gaithersburg, MD
70 Bryant, Timothy 1:50:31.74 York
71 Swanson, Terri 1:50:53.85 Trenton
72 Mitchell, Sarah 1:51:16.41 Lewiston
73 Malecek, Richard 1:51:24.90 Elk River, MN
74 Kirk, Douglas 1:51:30.95 Brunswick
75 Barkhouse, Lauren 1:51:34.70 Ellsworth
76 York, Peter 1:51:55.48 Bar Harbor
77 Cook, Devin 1:52:01.04 Hallowell
78 Cook, Brian 1:52:01.06 Hallowell
79 Ahlefeld, Kate 1:52:01.65 Liberty
80 Bumbalo, Linda 1:52:01.76 Bellmore, NY
81 Stansbury, Claire 1:52:29.27 Granville, OH
82 Lloyd, Lori 1:52:45.80 Bar Harbor
83 Tom, Dwyer 1:52:59.63 Hampden
84 Leclerc, Angela 1:53:30.68 Gorham
85 Carleton, Lila 1:53:55.78 Huntington, VT
86 Stokes, Rick 1:54:28.73 Westerville, OH
87 Baldwin-Mackey, J. 1:54:30.45 Brunswick
88 Cooley, James 1:54:37.74 Boxborough, MA
89 Gorman, Anna1 1:54:38.45 Pasadena, CA
90 Kenny, Mary 1:55:01.01 New York, NY
91 Wheeler, Michelle 1:55:16.79 Bridgton
92 Bowen, Elizabeth 1:55:18.82 Durham
93 DaRosa, Karen 1:55:39.51 Brunswick
94 Luck, Chris 1:55:55.81 Bethlehem, PA
95 Maher, Chris 1:56:03.96 Portland
96 Underwood, John 1:56:14.35 Londonderry, NH
97 Walsh, Gig 1:56:19.88 Hollis, NH
98 Hollis, David 1:56:30.01 Dalton, GA
99 Hollis, Larita 1:56:30.11 Dalton, GA
100 Helm, John 1:56:37.71 Bar Harbor
101 Tweedie, Lisa 1:56:40.43 Bar Harbor
102 Monahan, Shannon 1:56:44.87 Strong
103 Groene, Michele 1:57:11.25 Loveland, OH
104 Danyla, Mark 1:57:15.04 Auburn
105 Carroll, Jack 1:57:18.28 Falmouth, MA
106 Cheung, Jennette 1:57:40.87 Ridgewood, NY
107 Haney, Matthew 1:57:42.82 Mount Desert
108 Henkel, Brian 1:57:54.88 Mount Desert
109 Smith, Carolyn 1:57:59.37 Dallas, TX
110 Wilkoff, Becky 1:57:59.92 Brunswick
111 Payson, Keisha 1:58:02.99 Brunswick
112 Jones, Heather 1:58:04.66 Mount Desert
113 Yaist, Scott 1:58:24.71 Rossford, OH
114 Gors, Travis 1:58:25.13 Charlotte, NC
115 Maher, Michael 1:58:45.04 Portland
116 Grant, Benjamin 1:58:48.00 Portland
117 Pelletier, Rachel 1:58:53.10 Bar Harbor
118 Mason, James 1:59:09.96 Bar Harbor
119 Ahern, Danielle 1:59:11.59 Bangor
120 Fasano, Amy 1:59:13.73 Lancaster, PA
121 Josephite, Audrey 1:59:15.87 Milford, PA
122 Raftery, Susan 1:59:19.16 Loveland, OH
123 Breaz, Christopher 1:59:22.25 Houston TX
124 Fowler, Jordan 1:59:40.55 Pearland, TX
125 Tezel, Tricia 1:59:53.78 Cocoa Beach, FL
126 Gammon, Jennifer 2:00:36.68 Buxton
127 Weinberg, Richard 2:00:46.02 Amherst, MA
128 Carroll, Wendy 2:00:50.59 Falmouth, MA
129 Hale, Dan 2:00:51.72 Kittery
130 Simpson, Maria 2:01:02.20 Bar Harbor
131 Roth, George 2:01:03.27 Saco
132 Bruce, Jonathan 2:01:03.77 Rockland, MA
133 Clough, Jeremy 2:01:57.62 Freeport
134 Bailey, Nathan 2:02:02.95 New Haven, MO
135 Richardson, Rebecca 2:02:07.11 Blue Hill
136 Mazgaj, Katrina 2:02:07.19 Ellsworth
137 Johnson, Corey 2:02:17.06 Oxford
138 Gebhart, Bethann 2:02:21.57 Marysville, PA
139 McGraham, Amie 2:02:25.70 Scottsdale, AZ
140 Lucchesi, Kathy 2:02:25.79 Bar Harbor
141 Robbins, Virginia 2:02:26.74 Charlotte, NC
142 Kolakowski, Susan 2:02:28.42 Mount Desert
143 Hotelling, Dann 2:02:45.42 Lebanon, OH
144 Myers, Daniel 2:03:29.49 Marysville, PA
145 Weitzel, James 2:03:55.11 Orlando, FL
146 Barrows, Caitlin 2:04:35.20 Allston, MA
147 Lewis, Amanda 2:04:40.03 Brunswick
148 Bailey, Barbara 2:04:53.37 New Haven, MO
149 Dube, Jamie 2:04:57.51 Scarborough
150 Helm, Lisa 2:04:59.76 Bar Harbor
151 Seed, Christy 2:05:28.45 Mount Desert
152 Kline, Juli 2:05:32.75 Los Lunas, NM
153 Smith, Georgia 2:05:57.27 Yarmouth
154 O’Connor, Robert 2:05:59.02 Cambridge, MA
155 Madeira, Ruth 2:05:59.63 Southwest Harbor
156 Rohrs, Maureen 2:05:59.78 Severna Park, MD
157 Dowling, Robert 2:06:01.72 Arlington, MA
158 Newell, Jaclyn 2:06:21.55 Arlington, MA
159 Bechtel, Larry 2:06:30.66 Ellsworth
160 Hargreaves, James 2:06:37.59 Old Town
161 Podbelnaya, Ekaterin 2:06:42.14 Littleton, MA
162 Peirce, Gayle 2:07:04.85 Exeter
163 Gallant, Cheryl 2:07:05.01 Bangor
164 Gammon, Lindsey 2:07:07.17 Buxton
165 Ingersoll, Jacquelin 2:07:19.31 New York, NY
166 Fraser, Rick 2:07:53.08 Bangor
167 Rynkiewicz, Judy 2:08:02.10 Oxford, PA
168 Rynkiewicz, Dan 2:08:02.43 Oxford, PA
169 Drabek, Marie 2:08:14.86 Richardson, TX
170 Vann, Bill 2:08:18.31 Chapel Hill, NC
171 Tassinari, Amber 2:08:30.92 East Waterboro
172 Van Dyk, Lisa 2:08:46.22 Boothbay Harbor
173 McDougall, Linda 2:09:16.35 Brewer
174 Kurtz, Anna 2:09:45.33 Somerville, MA
175 Caldwell, Cecilia 2:09:50.88 Portland
176 Scavotto, Phil 2:09:51.43 Portland
177 Butterfield, Jeanne 2:10:06.37 Bangor
178 Rougeot, Lily 2:10:20.71 Sorrento
179 Haines, Christine 2:10:46.70 Philadelphia, PA
180 Smith, Lori 2:10:47.86 Ceresco, MI
181 Cravens, Zachary 2:10:51.27 Ellsworth
182 Cyr, Caroline 2:10:53.95 Westbrook
183 Webber, Rebecca 2:10:54.79 Turner
184 Provisor, Ellie 2:10:56.68 Oakland
185 Elias, Rachael 2:11:05.42 Sidney
186 Pilotte, Jan 2:11:37.35 Bangor
187 Day, Brenda 2:11:48.84 Brunswick
188 Smith, David 2:12:15.40 Dalton, GA
189 Heveran, John 2:12:15.66 Lexington, MA
190 Green, Michael 2:12:19.31 Eliot
191 Cygan, Lisa 2:12:24.13 Parker, CO
192 Reinholdt, Laura 2:12:28.70 Mount Desert
193 Dusini, Diane 2:12:37.64 Scarborough
194 Hildreth, Anke 2:12:57.70 North Fort Myer, FL
195 MacKay, Karen 2:12:59.38 Morgantown, WV
196 Criss, Julie 2:13:17.38 St. Simons, GA
197 Boyd, Jamie 2:13:35.79 Hampden
198 Tulachka, Jacob 2:13:46.82 Bowling Green, KY
199 Porter, Ross 2:13:53.74 Olney, MD
200 McDonald, Alice 2:14:01.13 Swampscott, MA
201 Amstutz-Hayes, Ann 2:14:04.39 Yarmouth
202 Evans, Bauer 2:14:05.00 Attleboro
203 Winslow, David 2:14:14.83 Austin, TX
204 Ingmundson, Kirstie 2:14:18.90 Sidney
205 Fritz, Jon 2:14:25.71 Virginia Beach, VA
206 Gurin, Steve 2:14:48.84 Bar Harbor
207 Robinson, Debbie 2:15:26.35 Lake Forest Park, WA
208 Kirk, Scheree 2:15:30.94 Brunswick
209 Smith, Jeffrey 2:15:33.03 Oshtemo, MI
210 Borrego, E.J. 2:15:34.79 Dracut, MA
211 Churchill, John 2:15:38.12 Robbinston
212 Raynock, David 2:16:15.37 Moosic, PA
213 Robbins, James 2:16:18.04 Cape Elizabeth
214 Bean, Kathy 2:16:19.24 Boothbay Harbor
215 Miller-Rushing, Abe 2:16:20.73 Mount Desert
216 Wood, Marilyn 2:16:40.40 Vassalboro
217 Childs, Bill 2:16:40.49 South China
218 Parker, Linda 2:17:00.69 Bar Harbor
219 Thibedeau, Susan 2:17:09.65 Bangor
220 Lord, Kim 2:17:32.29 Wells
221 Barrows, Mark 2:17:36.15 Hermon
222 Malloy, Julie 2:17:37.02 Bar Harbor
223 Hardy, Kirsten 2:17:41.72 Bar Harbor
224 Rouleau, Tricia 2:17:44.14 Ellsworth
225 Graham, Carrie 2:18:17.44 Mount Desert
226 Beaulier, Michelle 2:18:35.67 Nashville Plt
227 Penrod, Tempe 2:18:57.03 Lebanon
228 Twitchell, Libby 2:19:06.08 Peterborough, NH
229 O’Keefe, Anna 2:19:11.45 Waterville
230 Ramos, Nicole 2:19:20.52 Charlotte, NC
231 Chaplin, Betsy 2:19:27.21 Southwest Harbor
232 Roche, Paul 2:19:39.50 The Woodlands, TX
233 Whalen, Hannah 2:19:51.6 Bernard
234 Agnelli, Jocelyn 2:19:59.33 Winchendon, MA
235 Schmitz, Andrew 2:19:59.42 Olathe, KS
236 Saltz, Debra 2:20:06.40 Arnold, MD
237 Leclerc, Cindy 2:20:14.56 Socorro, NM
238 McNally, Brenna 2:20:21.89 Brighton, MA
239 Cough, Sydney 2:21:06.71 Washington, DC
240 Hayes, Kate 2:21:07.49 Bangor
241 DeNoma, Anne 2:21:21.12 Loveland, OH
242 Schauer, Alexandria 2:21:39.80 Minneapolis, MN
243 Murphy, Amanda 2:21:54.48 Brooklyn, NY
244 Foley, Dee 2:22:40.31 Merrimack, NH
245 Goulson, Maureen 2:22:42.89 Concord, NH
246 Flesh, Rebecca 2:23:19.14 Bar Harbor
247 Alvarez, Susan 2:23:24.50 Atlanta, GA
248 Fiorello, Gabriella 2:23:28.60 Honey Brook, PA
249 Raetz, Natalie 2:23:41.85 Birdsboro, PA
250 Alperin, Susan 2:24:18.30 Ellsworth
251 Iori, Michael 2:25:26.64 Malverne, NY
252 Hands, Rachel 2:25:38.18 Somerville, MA
253 Morin, Christian 2:26:04.10 Hampden
254 Mulhern, Samantha 2:26:05.34 Worcester, MA
255 Howard, Robert 2:26:58.74 Tucson, AZ
256 Reynolds, Amy 2:27:14.01 Stratham, NH
257 Anastasia, Christie 2:27:38.13 Mount Desert
258 Cloutier, Cristie 2:28:03.05 East Waterboro
259 Pirie, Tammy 2:29:01.85 Ellsworth
260 Smith, Thomas 2:29:11.82 Keene Valley, NY
261 Brey, Christa 2:30:04.66 Lamoine
262 Chesler, Elissa 2:30:06.62 Bar Harbor
263 Marks, Nancy 2:30:49.96 Orono
264 Miller, Anne-Marie 2:30:55.76 Bangor
265 Perrotti, Robert 2:31:56.01 Middletown, CT
266 Perrotti, Mary Marga 2:31:56.50 Middletown CT
267 Holmes, Judy 2:32:06.27 Seal Harbor
268 O’Connor, Robin 2:32:12.72 Blue Hill
269 Seybold, David 2:32:23.49 Lewisburg, PA
270 Tyler, Eileen 2:33:10.86 Chapel Hill, NC
271 Washak, Rose 2:34:31.00 Amesbury, MA
272 Banks, Benjamin 2:35:02.57 Salt Lake City, UT
273 Horton, Jenna 2:35:08.93 Bar Harbor
274 Burnie, Cathy 2:35:20.77 Cumberland Cent
275 Tyrrell, Laura 2:36:24.99 Cape Elizabeth
276 Hines, Danielle 2:37:28.56 Bangor
277 Vine, Michael 2:37:28.93 Winterport
278 Treu, Kathy 2:37:55.74 Elkhorn, NE
279 Oshaughnessy, Sandra 2:38:40.22 Manchester, NH
280 Provencher, Pam 2:38:40.53 Merrimack, NH
281 Provencher, Steve 2:38:40.61 Merrimack, NH
282 Bisbee, Donna 2:38:57.42 Portland
283 Davis, Holley 2:40:06.34 Troy, NY
284 Mcquaid, Charlene 2:40:14.79 Bangor
285 Jones, Sara 2:41:09.00 Bar Harbor
286 Stafford, Andy 2:43:06.99 Bloomington, IN
287 Su, Kuo-Hui 2:44:39.78 Bar Harbor
288 Christides, Christin 2:45:22.84 Keene, NH
289 Byard, Elizabeth 2:46:06.33 Hancock
290 Covey, Laird 2:46:26.66 Pittsford, VT
291 Irish, Chris 2:46:26.66 Norway
292 Robinson, Amberly 2:46:42.86 Mesa, AZ
293 Smith, Miranda 2:46:55.81 Harpswell
294 Marks, Alan 2:47:44.78 Orono
295 Harvey, Laurie 2:48:57.27 Bath
296 Lovely, Courtney 2:50:24.62 Presque Isle
297 Dalrymple, Jeff 2:51:45.99 Surry
298 Jones, Robert 2:52:01.04 Bar Harbor
299 Stafford, Melissa 2:52:37.27 Dover, NJ
300 Sarsani, Vishal Kuma 2:52:38.5 Bar Harbor
301 Rohrs, William 2:54:03.09 Severna Park, MD
302 Fromm, Rick 2:54:10.36 Lexington, KY
303 Fromm, Connie 2:54:10.47 Lexington, KY
304 Petersen, Michelle 2:54:11.54 Lincoln NE
305 Offret, Jodi 2:55:12.98 Morgan, UT
306 Offret, Ashley 2:55:13.06 Salem, MA
307 Tomic, Vladimir 2:55:36.51 Hoboken, NJ
308 Major, Jody 3:02:09.40 Hollis, NH
309 Huff, Traya 3:03:25.34 Rockland
310 Chapman, Betsy 3:04:52.97 Hampden
311 Watson, Kathleen 3:06:00.47 Cocoa Beach, FL
312 Swindells, Steve 3:17:31.75 Smithfield
313 Clark, Delna 3:33:07.96 Alexandria, VA

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