Members of the relay team "Boyz in the Woodz" show off their championship trophy after winning the Down East Sunrise Trail Relay on Saturday morning in Eastport. The eight-member team included Bar Harbor’s Josh Bloom (third from left), one of many outstanding island performers in the 85-mile race. PHOTO COURTESY OF GARY ALLEN

MDI runners shine in Sunrise Trail Relay



ELLSWORTH Mount Desert Island runners led the way in the Down East Sunrise Trail Relay over the weekend. Forty-one teams completed the race, which began in Ellsworth on Friday and continued overnight into Saturday before finishing 85 miles later in Eastport.

Josh Bloom of Bar Harbor competed as part of Boyz in the Woodz, which won the race with a time of 10 hours, 25 minutes and 56 seconds. MDI runners Jeremy Dougherty, Rebeccah Geib, Aaron Long, Tobin Peacock and Jennifer VanDongen competed for the U.S. Department of Minimal Effort, which took second with a time of 12:01:23.

Laura Anderson of Bar Harbor helped the Pace Cadets to their fourth-place finish. Other island finishers in the top 10 included Michael Westphal of Cranberry Isles (Sleepless in Eastport) and Mike Zboray of Bar Harbor (Moose Caboose).

 

Downeast Sunrise Trail Relay

July 20-21, 2018

Full results

 

1        Boyz in the Woodz        10:25:56

2        U.S. Department of Minimal Effort  12:01:23

3        Team RIOT 12:06:10

4        Pace Cadets          12:15:39

5        Rebel Scum 12:16:24

6        Eastbound and Down    12:21:34

7        Wackos in WaCo 12:31:12

8        Central Maine Striders   12:40:01

9        Sleepless in Eastport     13:35:02

10      Moose Caboose    13:36:10

11      Team TRoMM     14:02:01

12      Team VCV 14:27:57

13      Lull in the Action 14:28:13

14      Trail Animals       14:31:35

15      Team HCD 14:46:33

16      TREES Running  14:59:00

17      Runners 2 the East        15:33:51

18      RABBIT RABBIT RABBIT   15:35:45

19      This Is Happening         15:47:32

20      Beaver Stride       16:01:51

21      Bustah Move        16:08:09

22      Maine Running Fossils  16:19:45

23      Late Night Covfefe         16:20:55

24      Undertrained and Overconfident       16:29:13

25      Team DERTT      16:30:11

26      Six03 in the Two07       16:45:49

27      Paine Posse 16:50:55

28      Medics on the Move, 16:54:09

  1. Sblended 16:59:21

30      Maine Running Fossils 2         17:07:03

31      The Hot Trotties  17:19:47

32      The Chowda Heads       17:33:29

33      Between a Walk and a Hard Place    17:38:40

34      Bodies by Badger 17:42:46

35      Team RWB Eagle Fire   17:57:40

36      Sally’s Trailblazers        18:15:21

37      Foxes on the Run 18:29:18

38      Suspicious Activity       18:35:05

39      Night of the Running Dead      18:35:05

40      Team Antman      18:40:25

41      Flying Monkey Racing League          19:10:29

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 [email protected]

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