Participants in the second annual Neighborhood House Frosty 5K road race Saturday were all smiles despite the cold rain. Chris Heel successfully defended his 2013 title in the event. PHOTO COURTESY OF BOB CARROLL

Heel defends Frosty title

MOUNT DESERT — It was a beautiful day for a road race in Northeast Harbor Saturday – that is, 43 degrees and raining steadily. A small group braved the monsoon for the second annual Frosty 5K and Fun Run hosted by the Neighborhood House.

Chris Heel defended his 2013 title, winning with a time of 22:12. Mary Beth Gagnon was the women’s champion with 23.45. Jen Wales ran her first 5K and seven-year-old Spencer Grierson finished in the middle of the pack.

“Everybody who came had fun,” Neighborhood House program and volunteer director Susie James said. “It’s a small, down-home event. Thanks to the Mount Desert Police Department for providing an escort, Steve and Joyce Ashley for helping direct the runners along the course and Caroline Felkel for helping get all the hot coffee and cocoa set in the kitchen.”

2014 Frosty 5K Results

1        Chris Heel   Mount Desert       22:12

2        Joseph Gagnon    Hampden    23:44

3        Mary Beth Gagnon        Hampden    23:45

4        Sabrina Petri        Bar Harbor 23:47

5        Shannon Horton  Mount Desert       23:48

6        Jeff Roseberry      Penobscot   24:12

7        Christa Brey         Lamoine     24:24

8        Tom Kirby  Ellsworth    24:41

9        Nellie Horvath      Mount Desert       24:54

10      Steven Gee  Trenton       27:09

11      Pamela Beam       Seal Cove   28:02

12      Spencer Grierson Southwest Harbor         28:35

13      Autumn Roseberry        Penobscot   30:52

14      Scott Grierson      Southwest Harbor         31:24

15      Jen Wales   Mount Desert       33:07

16      Robin Emery        Lamoine      33:11

17      Rina Grierson       Southwest Harbor         33:14

Liz Graves

Liz Graves

Reporter at Mount Desert Islander
Former Islander reporter and editor Liz Graves grew up in California and came to Maine as a schooner sailor.

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