Judson Cake Bests Field of 159 In Schaefer Memorial Race



GOULDSBORO — It wasn’t a course record, but Judson Cake of Bar Harbor ran plenty fast enough to win Saturday’s eighth annual George Schaefer Memorial Road Race at Birch Harbor.

Judson Cake
Judson Cake
The 31-year-old Cake toured the five-kilometer course, which takes runners from Wonsqueak Harbor into Acadia National Park and back, in 15 minutes and 25 seconds, besting runner-up Eric Rudolph, 25, of Sullivan by almost a minute.

Rudolph finished with a time of 16:16.

A field 159 walkers and runners participated in the main event, with 18 youngsters ages 4 to 11 competing in the one-mile fun run that got things started.

Anne Favolise-Stanton, 26, of Columbia was the women’s winner in the five-kilometer race, finishing 11th overall in 18:59, with Marissa Hatcher, 20, of Winter Park, Fla., right behind her in 12th place with a time of 19:46.

Among the large crowd of runners honoring his dad was Georgie Schaefer, 23, of Winter Harbor, who placed 52nd in 24:53.

In the fun run, 11-year-old Aidan Bergan of West Chester, Pa., won for the second consecutive year with a time of 7:40, with Nathaniel DeSisto, 10, of Orono second in 7:47.

The girls’ winner was nine-year-old Sophia Millay of Needham, Mass., who was third overall in 8:04.

Following are the various age group female and male winners in the 5K road race:

Ages 1-19 – Lucy Skinner, 15, Hanover, N.H., 21:13; Henry Bauer, 19, Steuben, 17:52.

Ages 20-29 – Marissa Hatcher, 20, Winter Park, Fla., 19:46; Eric Rudolph, 25, Sullivan, 16:16.

Ages 30-39 – Suzanne Bracy, 39, Southwest Harbor, 23:12; Pete Mandy, 38, Bethesda, Md., 18:32.

Ages 40-49 – Mary Ruoff, 45, Belfast, 22:55; David Painter, 47, Bar Harbor, 17:56.

Ages 50-59 – Emily Stuart, 50, Cumberland, 27:04; Bruce Wirey, 55, Ellsworth, 21:02.

Ages 60-69 – Robin Emery, 62, Lamoine, 26:52; Peter Davis, 62, Underhill, Vt., 20:45.

Ages 70-99 – Mary Alice Bruce, 70, Corea, 31:56; Caesar Favaloro, 74, Prospect Harbor, 32:33.

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