Dead heat at Autism 5K finish



MOUNT DESERT — The top two runners finished in a veritable dead heat Saturday during the second annual Autism Awareness Walk and 5K in Northeast Harbor.

Brandon O’Keefe, 33, of Seal Cove and Tony Daliso, 32, of Waterville crossed the finish line side by side.

The design of the runners’ chute, however, requires single file finishes. O’Keefe logged a time of 17:27 and Daliso was listed one second later.

Shira Caitlin, 22, of Bar Harbor was the top women’s finisher with a time of 21:35.

In all, 115 people competed in the event.

Chris Heel of Mount Desert organized the event last year. The first running helped raise more than $3,000.

Proceeds from this year’s race will help fund Autism Society of Maine’s programs, which support Maine families. Sponsors included Darling’s, Curtis Shoe and Cadillac Mountain Sports.

Timing of the event was done by Brian Hubbell of Sparkflashgap.

Top finishers included:

Place Name Town Time
1 Brendan O’Keefe Seal Cove 17:27
2 Tony Daliso Waterville 17:28
3 A. Kephart Ellsworth 18:01
4 Tim Tunney Ellsworth 18:24
5 Chris Holt Ellsworth 19:04
6 Seth Young Ellsworth 19:48
7 Stuart Siddons Trenton 20:16
8 Pete Williams Lubec 20:42
9 S. Whalen Tremont 20:48
10 Rudy Kelley Bernard 21:18
11 M. Westphal Cranberry 21:24
12 Evan Rechant Beals 21:34
13 R. McLoughlin Bar Harbor 21:35
14 Shira Caitlin Bar Harbor 21:35
15 Laureen Libby Frankfort 21:53
16 G. Hodgson Jonesboro 21:53
17 Stephen Grierson SWH 21:57
18 V. Wentworth Franklin 22:21
19 Zac Gilhooley Bar Harbor 22:21
20 Robin Clarke Ellsworth 22:26
21 Michael Miller SWH 22:28
22 Brandon Murphy Trenton 22:40
23 Cody Parker Bar Harbor 23:26
24 S. Horton Mt. Desert 23:37
25 N. Cormier Ellsworth 23:42
26 M. Gagnon Ellsworth 23:44
27 Angelica Carr NEH 23:59
28 Heather Haskell Ellsworth 24:01
29 T. Murphy Ellsworth 24:16
30 Jerry Burns Bar Harbor 24:36
31 Tom Kirby Ellsworth 24:37
32 Holly Smith Seal Harbor 24:42
33 Amanda Young NEH 24:43
34 Alison Davitt Ellsworth 24:53
35 Kevin Smith Seal Harbor 25:09
36 Kimberly Formby Steuben 25:12
37 Ashlyn Dinsmore Lubec 25:17
38 Ellen Hartig Bar Harbor 25:21
39 Rick Maser Bar Harbor 25:28
40 Nellie Horvath Mt. Desert 25:31
41 R Keith Hansen Ellsworth 25:51
42 Terra Burns Bar Harbor 25:52
43 Anne Kneeland Bar Harbor 25:53
44 John Guerrette Bar Harbor 26:00
45 OJ Logue SWH 26:01
46 Alisa Long Bar Harbor 26:03
47 Spencer Grierson SWH 26:16
48 Elizabeth Richardso Ellsworth 26:18
49 Rebekah Cox Jonesboro 26:27
50 Adam Murphy Hancock 26:30
51 Eliza Murphy Hancock 26:30
52 Lisa Tweedie Bar Harbor 26:36
53 Ginger King Otter Creek 27:00
54 Chris Richardson 27:14
55 Sarah Tapley Ellsworth 27:15
56 Julia Stepanuk Bar Harbor 27:17
57 Pa la Beam Seal Cove 27:24
58 Lisa Shiff Bar Harbor 27:25
59 S. Kolalowski Mt. Desert 27:27
60 Beth Lawson Bernard 27:37

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