Parker wins Acadia 70.8 Triathlon



Cody Parker of Bar Harbor competes in the Acadia Triathlon on Aug. 8 on Mount Desert Island.
PHOTO COURTESY OF DEBBIE PARKER

MOUNT DESERT — A local athlete claimed an impressive win Sunday in the Mount Desert Island YMCA Acadia Triathlon.

Cody Parker of Bar Harbor placed first in the second edition of the 70.8-mile event. The 18-year-old and recent MDI High School graduate posted a time of 5 hours, 29 minutes, 46.6 seconds to win the race by more than 4 minutes.

Parker posted the best time of all 30 contestants in the swimming portion of the event, which he completed in 31:10.2. He then finished in the biking portion in a third-best 2:50:02.6 before completing the running event in a fourth-best 2:03:08.4.

Collin Bantle finished second in the event with a time of 5:34:02 (43:54.2 swimming, 3:00:16.6 biking, 1:38:18.1 running). Jennifer Massingale finished in 5:53.16.5 (37:09.2 swimming, 3:04:40.2 biking, 2:08.54.6 running) to finish as the top women’s finisher and eighth-place contestant overall.

The race began with a 1.2-mile swimming portion that commenced on the northern end of Long Pond in Mount Desert. Contestants then biked in a 56.2-mile loop around the western side of the island before finishing with a 13.6-mile run that concluded on the MDI High School track.

Below is a list of results for all the contestants:

1        Cody Parker                    5:29:46.6

2        Collin Bantle                  5:34:02.6

3        Christoph Wienands       5:36:40.5

4        Eric Buckley                  5:47:44.6

5        Nathan Rutenbeck           5:49:38.4

6        Christopher Towle 5:50:12.1

7        Bobby McSorley            5:52:40.7

8        Jennifer Massingale        5:53.16.5

9        Ryan Pierce                    6:01:45.9

10      Jason Sevigny                6:11:39.7

11      Chris Llinas                    6:15:47.1

12      Bryan Kuhn                    6:20:58.3

13      Rob Snow                      6:21:53.7

14      Andrew Tallarita            6:23:37.7

15      Heather Hoffman            6:29:48.1

16      Chris Kennedy               6:43.21.3

17      Sineah McGrady            6:45:51.3

18      Jeff Roseberry                6:49:47.6

19      Haley Morgan                6:56:03.6

20      Tom McNamee               6:56:22.4

21      Griffith Eddy                  6:56:42.0

22      Jeffrey Barker                6:47:42.5

23      David Schrage                7:09:22.9

24      Brian Henesey                7:20:43.3

25      Dana Rodriguez              7:28:05.7

26      Allison Stewart              7:31:16.0

27      Tim Formby                    7:34:05.3

28      Conor Murphy                7:35:28.6

29      Sam Hereford                 7:35:34.7

30      Jennifer Zanchi               7:39:44.7

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]