ST. GEORGE – Apparently, people ages six to nearly 80 decided it was a good time for a scenic run or brisk walk on Saturday morning, July 16 as perhaps a record number turned out to take part in a traditional road race and, later in the day, a popular cornhole tournament as part of St. George Days.

The Marshall Point Lighthouse 5-kilometer road race, or “Lighthouse Loop,” attracted 56 runners/walkers for the 3.1-mile event and a handful of youngsters for a short children’s run. The events began and ended near Drift Inn Beach.

Ben Vail, race director, gives final instructions before the 5-kilometer race. Photo by Holly Vanorse Spicer

T.J. Poole, 42, of Medford, Mass. finished first in the 5K in 21:35, as he outdistanced runner-up Miles Metviner, 25, of St. George (21:40) by five seconds.

Alice Cleary, 15, of Havertown, Pa. was the first female finisher in 24:50. She placed sixth overall.

Katherine Rasmussen of Tenants Harbor. Photo by Holly Vanorse Spicer

In the children’s dash, about a half-mile, the results were: 1, Ella Walvatne, 7, 3:52; 2, Nola Bartke, 10, 4:17; 3, Lily Hatch, 6, 4:38; and 4, Phoebe Schroeder, 10, 5:16.

Proceeds from the event went to the recreation department’s boosters to support youth opportunities.

Additionally, a popular cornhole tournament was held at the ball field in the afternoon. There was a maximum of 16 teams. It was a double-elimination format, and awards were given to the champions and runners-up.

Steve Cartwright of Tenants Harbor. Photo by Holly Vanorse Spicer

Ben Vail, town recreation director, said the cornhole tournament “was a huge success” and … “in the end, it was the ‘Minery Invitational,” as Gary Minery Sr. and Drew Minery teamed to finish first. Gary Minery Jr. and Tim Hoppe finished second and Jesse Wilgus and David Black third.

For more information on the events, contact Vail at 372-6363, 701-9754 or b.vail@stgeorgemaine.com.

The individual results from the 5K were: 1, T.J. Poole, 42, Medford, Mass., 21:35; 2, Miles Metviner, 25, St. George, 21:40; 3, Cooper Hey, 14, Collegeville, Pa., 22:13; 4, Ryan Cleary, 13, Havertown, Pa., 23:13; 5, Steve Cartwright, 70, Tenants Harbor, 24:03; 6, Alice Cleary, 15, Havertown, Pa., 24:50; 7, Susanna Norwood, 46, Damariscotta, 25:04; 8, Matilda Schroeder, 15, Port Clyde, 26:39; 9, Regina Hooley, 59, Weston, Conn., 26:59; 10, Lars Schroeder, 12, Port Clyde, 27:30; 11, Ryan Aponte, 48, Port Clyde, 27:54; 12, Rob Hamilton, 50, Port Clyde, 27:56; 13, Kergan Thoman, 36, Lincolnville, 27:59; 14, Jim Rothbauer, 52, Lexington, Ky., 27:59; 15, Keith Karlsson, 72, Raleigh, N.C., 28:29; 16, Joerg Caspari-Behrens, 67, Tenants Harbor, 28:39; 17, Peter Johnson, 57, Medway, Mass., 28:57; 18, Melissa Snow, 57, Rye, N.H., 28:59; 19, Jemma Wallis, 14, Pittsford, N.Y., 29:49; 20, Maxim Hey, 12, Collegeville, Pa., 29:46; 21, John Snow, 61, Tenants Habor, 29:59; 22, Scott Spencer, 72, Houston, Texas, 30:09; 23, Heather Nelson, 39, Thomaston, 30:10; 47, Vanessa Thomann, 35, Lincolnville, 30:25; 25, Lucy Banks, 43, Tenants Harbor, 31:06; 26, Jody Dinsmore, 50, Union, 31:23; 27, Jesse Bartke, 40, Tenants Habor, 31:25; 28, Megan Skinner, 36, Andover, Mass., 31:33; 29, Meg Rasmussen, 60, Tenants Harbor, 31:51; 30, Jill Cleary, 44, Havertown, Pa., 32:07; 31, Mary Snow, 58, Winchester, Mass., 32:18; 32, William Sage, 61, Spruce Head, 32:19; 33, Julia Steele, 27, Jamaica Plain, Mass., 32:28; 34, Marc Laliberte, 31, Jamaica Plain, Mass., 32:28; 35, Glenn Montgomery, 74, Belfast, 32:53; 36, Mile Bartke, 12, Tenants Harbor, 33:17; 37, Eric deWeber, 41, Boca Raton, Fla., 33:20; 38, Martha Nadeau, 45, Winthrop, 33:37; 39, Peter LaBonte, 62, Tenants Harbor, 34:32; 40, Alan Kearl, 64, Tenants Harbor, 35:05; 41, Jan McCoy, 69, Tenants Harbor, 35:09; 42, Katherine Rasmussen, 58, Tenants Harbor, 35:19; 43, Kai Quortapella, 14, Collegeville, Pa., 35:58; 44, Peter Pittman, 75, Tenants Harbor, 36:47; 45, Tabbitha Johnston, 26, Owls Head, 37:33; 46, Amber Taylor-Soares, 35, Randolph, 37:59; 47, Sonya-Lee Zezza, 50, Saint George, 38:02; 48, Clark deWeber, 11, Boca Raton, Fla., 39:01; 49, Laura deWeber, 41, Boca Raton, Fla., 39:11; 50, Elizabeth Blackmer, 78, Tenants Harbor, 41:50; 51, Devin Fletcher, 28, Rockland, 42:03; 52, Beckie Weinheimer, 64, Tenants Harbor, 43:00; 53, Lora Levenseler, 33, South Thomaston, 1:01:52; 54, Jessie Robinson, 30, Warren, 1:01:52; 55, John Lambert, 52, South Thomaston, 1:07:28; and 56: Marci Lambert, 58, South Thomaston, 1:07:28.

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