Runners pick up speed the Bridge the Gap Race on April 9 in Prospect. The runners crossed the Penobscot Narrows Bridge into Verona Island and eventually finished the race in downtown Bucksport. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELL

Hundreds gather for Bridge the Gap Race



PROSPECT — It finally felt like spring as runners from all across Downeast Maine gathered in Prospect for the annual Bridge the Gap Race on Sunday.

The race began on the west side of the Penobscot Narrows Bridge and finished in downtown Bucksport. The race included 3-mile and 10-mile segments, both of which had approximately 200 finishers.

Seth Young won the 3-mile race with a time of 17 minutes, 7 seconds — more than a minute faster than his nearest competitor. Old Town’s Erik McCarthy won the 10-mile edition. Below is a list of the top-50 finishers in both events.

3-mile results

  1. Seth Young, 17 minutes, 7 seconds
  2. Clifford Watson, 18:15
  3. Darren Winchenbach, 18:51
  4. Rudy Kelley, 20:16
  5. Kyle Mitchell, 21:00
  6. Adam Murphy, 21:04
  7. Cody Parker, 21:58
  8. Tricia Brown, 22:02
  9. Steve Brookman, 22:05
  10. Colin Amundsen, 22:13
  11. Jay Haney, 22:27
  12. Nathan Carey, 22:54
  13. Allison Leonard, 22:59
  14. Uriah Anderson, 23:06
  15. Jonathan McDevitt Sr., 23:24
  16. Kevin DesVeaux, 23:29
  17. Amy Nyberg, 23:32
  18. Timothy Falvey, 23:52
  19. Shayla Smith, 23:52
  20. Jonathan McDevitt Jr., 23:53
  21. Eleanor Tyne, 23:53
  22. Margaret Jones, 23:55
  23. Amanda Young, 24:16
  24. William Shibles, 24:17
  25. Ada Pultorak, 24:49
  26. Tom Kirby, 24:51
  27. Julia Traub, 24:57
  28. Andrew Traub, 24:57
  29. Kelly Kimble, 24:58
  30. Patrick Decker, 24:59
  31. Matthias Case, 25:03
  32. Cassie Roberts, 25:13
  33. Allie Cerkovitz, 25:15
  34. Angelica Carr, 25:20
  35. Kimberly Formby, 25:21
  36. Annaleis Hafford, 25:25
  37. Lucia Brown, 25:31
  38. John McDonald, 25:32
  39. Lloyd Harmon, 25:49
  40. Kyle Orcutt, 25:55
  41. Kristen Gaylord, 26:03
  42. Susanna Fay, 26:04
  43. Jennifer Noonan, 26:05
  44. Anna Drinkert, 26:10
  45. Kevin McDonald, 26:14
  46. Jonathan Johnson, 26:19
  47. Mitchell Kogut, 26:24
  48. Shelly Wood, 26:32
  49. Deanne Heanssler, 26:34
  50. Belle Ryder, 26:38

10-mile results

  1. Erik McCarthy, 53:51
  2. Ken Akiha, 56:58
  3. Adam Goode, 59:36
  4. Matt Homich, 1:00:35
  5. Eric Mauricette, 1:00:54
  6. Erik Knickerbocker, 1:02:57
  7. Leah Frost, 1:04:35
  8. Alison Chase, 1:04:13
  9. Bradford Eslin, 1:05:02
  10. Blaine Moore, 1:05:16
  11. Bob Ciano, 1:06:26
  12. Evan Hutchins, 1:06:30
  13. Eliza Tibbits, 1:06:40
  14. Tracy Guerrette, 1:06:56
  15. Chris Holt, 1:07:47
  16. Ethan Dapice, 1:08:11
  17. Kurt Steiner, 1:08:28
  18. Dara Knapp, 1:10:00
  19. Chris Jones, 1:10:18
  20. Andrew Tiemann, 1:10:40
  21. Hunter Umphrey, 1:12:20
  22. Rick Reardon, 1:12:31
  23. Greg Kolvoord, 1:12:45
  24. Adam Smith, 1:13:44
  25. Jala Tooley, 1:13:55
  26. Andrew Goupee, 1:14:02
  27. Shane Martin, 1:14:03
  28. Kristin Beebe, 1:14:05
  29. Aaron Hoovler, 1:14:25
  30. Kris Garcia, 1:14:38
  31. Jonathan Goupee, 1:14:54
  32. Tom Dowling, 1:15:08
  33. Kevin Peterson, 1:15:14
  34. Michael Westphal, 1:15:18
  35. Heather Knapp, 1:15:18
  36. Robin Clarke, 1:15:20
  37. Chris Lougheed, 1:17:03
  38. Adrian Smith, 1:17:10
  39. Dan Kircheis, 1:17:23
  40. Scott Heidemann, 1:17:41
  41. Ruth Jahn, 1:18:11
  42. Nate Rutenbeck, 1:18:15
  43. Gust Stringos, 1:18:28
  44. Eric Hutchins, 1:19:02
  45. Deedra Dapice, 1:19:28
  46. Joey Casas, 1:19:40
  47. Tony Santiago, 1:19:45
  48. Jeff Hilt, 1:20:27
  49. Thomas Sherman, 1:20:37
  50. Mandi Sherman, 1:20:38