Road race

Hasty, Wessels 'Set The Pace' in cold New Year's Day 5K

Plenty of runners, walkers brave chilly conditions to support African orphans
By Staff | Jan 03, 2013
Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer Runners take off at the start of the annual "Set The Pace" 5-kilometer road race on New Year's Day, Jan. 1 in Camden. The overall winner was Seth Hasty, in yellow jersey at right.

Camden — More than 85 people braved sunny, 25-degree temperatures to start the new year on the move as they participated in the annual "Set The Pace" 5-kilometer road race to help raise money to send African orphans to school.

Seth Hasty, 33, of Randolph finished first over the tough, hilly course, as he crossed the snowy, icy 3.1-mile terrain in 18 minutes and two seconds. David Root, 43, of Hope was second at 18:56.

Abbie Wessels, 18, of Morrill was the first female finisher, as she crossed the course in 20:45 for sixth overall.

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The race, sponsored and hosted by the Smokestack Bar & Grille, started near downtown Camden and worked its way through several streets in the town, including Mechanic and Pearl Streets and Cobb Road.

It was the first Midcoast road race of the new year. The event is the first of five races hosted annually by a group of local runners, led by Reade Brower of Camden, to raise money to send orphans in Malawi, Africa to school. The orphanage and school program was started by Janet Littlefield, a native of Union.

Others 5K races sponsored by the group include the "Luv Me" in February, "Lucky Leprechaun" in March and "Scare Me" in October, as well as the Peter Ott's 10K (6.2-mile) race in June.

The individual results for runners and walkers in the 5K, with place, name, age, town and time listed, were: 1, Hasty, 33, Randolph, 18:02; 2, Root, 43, Hope, 18:56; 3, Chris Pert, 30, Nobleboro, 19:45; 4, Patrick Chamberlin, 28, Thomaston, 20:20; 5, Darren Winchenbach, 31, Auburn, 20:33; 6, Wessels, 18, Morrill, 20:45; 7, Adam Smith, 25, Bath, 20:56; 8, Mark Bonderud, 53, Monmouth, 20:57; 9, Aaron Rose, 27, Appleton, 21:25; 10, Ron Haney, 55, Warren, 21:30; 11, David O'Connell, 43, Camden, 21:32; 12, Peter Rubenstein, 49, Camden, 21:37; 13, Christopher Roman, 40, Rockland, 21:37; 14, Michael Hartley, 50, Lincolnville, 21:39; 15, Amy Root, 41, Hope, 21:46; 16, Paul Fagan, 59, Camden, 22:01; 17, Robin Clarke, 43, Ellsworth, 22:04; 18, David Farrar, 56, Bangor, 22:13; 19, Andrew Cavanaugh, 51, Rockport, 23:07; 20, Steve Cartwright, 61, Waldoboro, 23:20; 21, Allison Leonard, 39, Rockland, 23:41; 22, Emily McDevitt, 47, Camden, 24:00; 23, Nico Bourkas, 20, Rockport, 24:14; 24, Lucas Brower, 24, Camden, 24:26; and 25, Ken Thompson, 32, Rockport, 25:07.

Also, 26, Alaina Bissett, 12, Waldoboro, 25:10; 27, Richard Bissett, 39, Waldoboro, 25:10; 28, Steve Sullivan, 39, Ellsworth, 25:15; 29, Meredith Small, 31, Bath, 25:21; 30, Trenia Knox, 41, Friendship, 25:25; 31, Ron Hise, 42, Lincolnville, 25:40; 32, Amy Rose, 27, Appleton, 25:41; 33, Scott Martin, 38, Hallowell, 25:52; 34, Lloyd Harmon, 72, Ellsworth, 25:53; 35, Bob Barnes, 55, Wakefield, 26:02; 36, Harlan De Brun, 65, Bangor, 26:11; 37, Matt Cavanaugh, 24, Rockport, 26:14; 38, Caledonia Moore, 20, Cushing, 26:34; 39, Zachary Buckheit, 21, Cushing, 26:34; 40, Sandy Welte , 57, Camden, 27:01; 41, Dave Samuelian, 66, Bangor, 27:08; 42, Stephen Betts, 61, Camden, 27:21; 43, Ken Agabian, 49, Searsport, 27:41; 44, Debra Dean, 39, Waldoboro, 27:44; 45, Rachele Hartley, 25, Lincolnville, 27:55; 46, Sharon Tracy, 38, Stetson, 28:06; 47, Grant Sorterup, 48, Waldoboro, 28:08; 48, Hannah Sorterup, 21, Waldoboro, 28:09; 49, John Williamson, 59, 28:35; and 50, June Galant, 61, Nobleboro, 28:40.

Additionally, 51, David Libby, 58, St. George, 28:47; 52, Toni Call, 42, Jefferson, 28:50; 53, Hillary Pride, 26, Rockland, 29:00; 54, Lisa Steele-Maley, 40, Edgecomb, 29:00; 55, Kristie Houghton, 42, Newcastle, 29:11; 56, Kartika Wright, 41, Reidfield, 29:33; 57, Ellen Spring, 60, Thomaston, 29:36; 58, Justin Karrel, 31, Bangor, 29:59; 59, Julie Sells, 44, Rockport, 30:24; 60, Justin Miller, 37, Pelican Rapids, Minn., 30:25; 61, Erica Waltz, 48, Walpole, 30:38; 62, Mary Kate Reny, 50, Bremen, 31:27; 63, Betina Doulton, 48, Camden, 31:54; 64, Peter Horch, 34, Thomaston, 31:55; 65, Ruth Karrel, 33, Bangor, 32:12; 66, Sarah Ottomano, 19, Camden, 32:18; 67, Robyn Handley, 19, Dedham, Mass., 32:19; 68, Daniel Bourkas, 50, Rockport, 32:52; 69, Alicia Collins, 42, Augusta, 33:13; 70, Kristen Brown, 52, Rockland, 33:39; 71, Jon McMath, 69, Rockport, 33:40; 72, Mike Bracher, 52, Hope, 33:46; 73, Natasha Wallace, 26, Friendship, 34:20; 74, Samantha Parker, 22, Friendship, 34:21; 75, Anthony Campbell, 49, Brewer, 34:40; 76, Tammie Breen, 47, Brewer, 34:42; 77, Harris Parnell, 33, Bath, 34:48; 78, Ken Waltz, 53, South Thomaston, 34:49; 79, Rosie D.T.Williamson, 52, 41:17; 80, Cody Prandelli, 16, Camden, 43:15; 81, Robin Elms, 56, Camden, 43:20; 82, Ferolyn Curtis, 60, Rockland, 50:30; 83, Doug Curtis Jr., 58, Rockland, 50:30; 84, Lewis Corriveau, 44, Augusta, 53:45; 85, Doug Blasius, 59, Belfast, 57:07; and 86, Courtney Blasius, 20, Winooski, Vt., 57:07.

Supporters: Rebekah Anderson, 28, Owls Head; Angie Lash, 34, Friendship; Martha Brower, 60, Camden; Lyn Tesseyman, 33, Camden; Hilda Livingstone, 58, Hope; Lindsey Thompson, 23; Alexander Bradley, 26, Dresden; Larry Turner, 44, Camden; Barb Ohland, 54, Camden; Paul Kennedy, 62, Albion; Barbara Kennedy, 62, Albion; Paige Walker, 26, Binghamton, N.Y.; and Susan Peats, 59, Camden.

The top female and male finishers in each age group of the 5K were: Ages up to 14: Alaina Bissett. Ages 15-19: Sarah Ottomano and Robyn Handley. Ages 15-19: Cody Prandelli. Ages 20-29: Amy Rose, Caledonia Moore, Patrick Chamberlin and Adam Smith. Ages 30-39: Allison Leonard, Meredith Small, Chris Pert  and Darren Winchenbach. Ages 40-49: Amy Root, Robin Clarke, David Root and David O'Connell. Ages 50-59: Mary Kate Reny, Kristen Brown, Mark Bonderud and Ron Haney. Ages 60-69: June Galant, Ellen Spring, Steve Cartwright and Harlan De Brun. Ages 70-79: Lloyd Harmon.

Courier Publications sports staff can be reached by phone at 207-594-4401 or by email at sports@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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