Bridge the Gap Race gets massive turnout



PROSPECT — More than 400 people congregated in Prospect, Verona Island and Bucksport on Sunday for this year’s edition of the Bridge the Gap Race.

Runners began on the Prospect side of the Penobscot Narrows Bridge before crossing into Verona Island and then finishing in downtown Bucksport. The event had 207 3-mile finishers and 236 10-mile finishers.

Darren Winchenbach of Saco posted a runaway win in the 3-mile race with a finishing time of 18 minutes, 48 seconds. Cecilia Dube of Orono was the top female competitor, finishing third overall with a time of 19:40.

Chris Jones of Bucksport was the top local competitor in the 3-mile race with a second-place time of 19:27. Katrina Linscott of Tremont was fifth overall, Joe Hermans of Blue Hill was ninth and Christopher Heel of Mount Desert took 10th.

In the 10-mile race, Erik McCarthy of Old Town broke the course record for the second year in a row with a winning time of 52:18. Sarah Mulcahy of South Princeton took 10th overall to finish as the top female competitor.

Locally, Judson Cake of Bar Harbor finished second in the 10-mile race with a time of 55:23. Andrew Kephart of Ellsworth finished in 57:25 to earn sixth place.

Below is a list of the top-100 finishers in both events.

3-mile race
  1. Darren Winchenbach, 18 minutes, 48 seconds
  2. Chris Jones, 19:27
  3. Cecilia Dube, 19:40
  4. Uriah Anderson, 19:43
  5. Katrina Linscott, 20:45
  6. Adam Murphy, 20:58
  7. Tricia Brown, 21:51
  8. Meaghan Geroux, 21:58
  9. Joe Hermans, 22:09
  10. Christopher Heel, 22:32
  11. Ashley Santerre, 22:49
  12. Samuel Madore, 23:04
  13. Paul Oxman, 23:08
  14. Paul Schultz, 23:09
  15. Alyssa Turner, 23:11
  16. Matthew Richard, 23:18
  17. Randi Kaplan, 23:24
  18. Jake Metzler, 23:26
  19. 1 Jessica Sprague, 23:37
  20. Eleanor Tyne, 23:53
  21. Ada Pultorak, 24:01
  22. Margaret Jones, 24:12
  23. Amelia VanDongen, 24:31
  24. Christopher Coleman, 24:40
  25. Kelly Kimble, 24:41
  26. Nathan Carey, 24:54
  27. Bridgette Shorey, 24:55
  28. Tanya Fox, 24:55
  29. Andy Traub, 25:00
  30. Michael Madell, 25:08
  31. Wade Butler, 25:09
  32. Steven Strout, 25:16
  33. Amanda Provencher, 25:22
  34. Maggie Fowler, 25:23
  35. Michele Metzler, 25:31
  36. Kyle Orcutt, 25:32
  37. Alexandria Hafford, 26:01
  38. Nikki Chan, 26:08
  39. Robert Tapley, 26:16
  40. Timothy Landry, 26:17
  41. Lloyd Harmon, 26:34
  42. Tamera Murphy, 26:47
  43. Kristen Gaylord, 26:53
  44. Melissa Barnett, 26:56
  45. Mike Brzezowski, 26:56
  46. Paul Pultorak, 27:03
  47. Elijah Hughes, 27:08
  48. Danielle Reardon, 27:24
  49. Shawn Richards, 27:26
  50. Christy Sheehan, 27:33
  51. Justin Erskine, 27:35
  52. Julia Traub, 27:37
  53. Eliza Crowley, 27:37
  54. Pamela Beam, 27:40
  55. Marcy King, 27:50
  56. Jerome Lawther, 27:57
  57. Janet Lohmann, 27:58
  58. Tannis McCourt, 28:06
  59. Beth Beaulieu, 28:07
  60. Mo Tyne, 28:10
  61. Jessica Marks, 28:11
  62. Alison King, 28:11
  63. Izzy Krummel, 28:11
  64. Nathaniel Zmek, 28:13
  65. Jessica Lanpher, 28:13
  66. Brandi Moore, 28:19
  67. Leah LaPointe, 28:24
  68. Lindsey LaPointe, 28:26
  69. Emmy Watson, 28:34
  70. Rebecca Mantelli, 28:37
  71. Holly Whitmore, 28:54
  72. Samantha Simmons, 29:02
  73. Amy Shepherd, 29:03
  74. Alicen Brooks, 29:07
  75. Heather Tweedie, 29:18
  76. Joshua Shaw, 29:19
  77. Hollie Stanwood, 29:32
  78. Emily Coleman, 29:33
  79. Brody McKenney, 29:34
  80. Soren Sundberg, 29:43
  81. Diane Libby, 29:44
  82. Kathryn Jovanelli, 29:47
  83. Katherine Dow, 29:51
  84. Christopher Dickens, 29:57
  85. Heidi Roope, 29:57
  86. Jammi Benson, 30:03
  87. Kyle Bisson, 30:05
  88. Anna Harris, 30:05
  89. Charlotte Birdsall, 30:13
  90. Jessica Kelly, 30:39
  91. Sarah Krummel, 30:46
  92. Karen Anderson, 30:51
  93. Michael Arnold, 30:54
  94. Leanne Moll, 31:00
  95. Laura Dunbar, 31:00
  96. Timothy Oh, 31:05
  97. Kevin Stevens, 31:16
  98. Shannon Jagger, 31:24
  99. Nichole McClure, 31:36
  100. Stephanie Garnett, 31:47
10-mile race
  1. Erik McCarthy, 52:18
  2. Judson Cake, 55:23
  3. David Kerschner, 55:58
  4. Erik Knickerbocker, 56:08
  5. Richard Sukiennik, 56:39
  6. Andrew Kephart, 57:25
  7. Ken Akiha, 57:37
  8. Wes Danforth, 59:40
  9. Sarah Mulcahy, 1:01:24
  10. Ian Fraser, 1:03:09
  11. Rob Shea, 1:03:34
  12. Eliza Tibbits, 1:05:05
  13. Evan Hutchins, 1:05:11
  14. Matt Shea, 1:05:26
  15. Phil LeBreton, 1:06:34
  16. Patrick Tyne, 1:07:04
  17. Rebeccah Geib, 1:07:20
  18. Kevin Schneider, 1:07:59
  19. Scott Potter, 1:08:19
  20. Jim Hunt, 1:10:51
  21. Rick Reardon, 1:11:27
  22. Anthony Cappuccio, 1:12:01
  23. Aaron Prill, 1:12:12
  24. Patrick Fraser, 1:12:21
  25. Andrew Tiemann, 1:12:43
  26. Zachary Gilhooley, 1:13:44
  27. Aaron Hoovler, 1:14:32
  28. Ben Sprague, 1:14:32
  29. Kevin Peterson, 1:14:42
  30. Jaylee Fox, 1:14:55
  31. Michael Westphal, 1:15:11
  32. Anna Loome, 1:15:22
  33. Scott Heidemann, 1:15:44
  34. Billy Landenberger, 1:15:46
  35. Philip Caporizzo, 1:16:15
  36. Lance Kuehne, 1:16:34
  37. Jason Geroux, 1:16:56
  38. Michael Wade, 1:17:00
  39. Eugene Weldon, 1:17:04
  40. Ronald Stevenson, 1:17:10
  41. Lisa Kingsbury, 1:17:14
  42. Edward Hughes, 1:17:25
  43. Heather Knowles, 1:17:30
  44. Grace Nash, 1:17:31
  45. Deedra Dapice, 1:17:42
  46. Wesley Arnold, 1:19:21
  47. Brittany Patti, 1:20:12
  48. Toni Anderson, 1:20:28
  49. Robin Clarke, 1:20:46
  50. James Iandoli, 1:20:59
  51. Eric Hutchins, 1:21:08
  52. Jan Pitcairn, 1:21:18
  53. Ava Dowling, 1:21:40
  54. Tom Dowling, 1:21:44
  55. Britt Hulbert, 1:21:52
  56. Nick Brown, 1:22:32
  57. Thomas Merrow, 1:22:42
  58. Julie Millard, 1:22:53
  59. Katie Urey, 1:22:57
  60. Amy Cangelosi, 1:24:01
  61. David LeTourneau, 1:24:17
  62. Katie Daggett, 1:24:19
  63. Sherry Hamel, 1:24:27
  64. Veronica Wentworth, 1:24:38
  65. Evan Kingsbury, 1:24:48
  66. Lisa Tweedie, 1:24:52
  67. Matt Noyes, 1:24:57
  68. John Brady, 1:25:04
  69. Deanna Hathaway, 1:25:17
  70. James Fahey, 1:25:19
  71. Gordon Doore, 1:25:19
  72. Shawn Landry, 1:25:24
  73. Chrissy Dykeman, 1:25:39
  74. Heather Jones, 1:25:39
  75. Rebekah Decker, 1:26:00
  76. Hannah Raymond, 1:26:11
  77. Mattie Lord, 1:26:15
  78. Erica Gates, 1:26:22
  79. Daniel Tierney, 1:26:36
  80. Susan Brenner, 1:26:55
  81. Jill Dunnett, 1:26:56
  82. Julia McDonald, 1:27:13
  83. Ainsley Price, 1:27:13
  84. Steven West, 1:27:17
  85. Whitney Gould-Cooks, 1:27:29
  86. Tim Formby, 1:27:39
  87. Lee Clein, 1:27:42
  88. Doug Blasius, 1:27:45
  89. Melissa Ossanna, 1:27:45
  90. Patricia Craig, 1:27:55
  91. Donna Kausen, 1:28:30
  92. Carrie Graham, 1:28:37
  93. Joyce Reardon, 1:28:51
  94. Holly Merchant, 1:29:13
  95. Gina Gilley, 1:29:32
  96. Rebecca Kingsbury, 1:29:39
  97. Valerie Attia, 1:29:39
  98. Elisabeth Cawley, 1:29:43
  99. Sarah Tapley, 1:30:04
  100. Jill Dery, 1:30:17

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