Ninth annual fundraising event

Drago leads pack as Blueberry Cove half-marathon draws record field

Rockport resident wins race, Tulchin of New York first female finisher
By Ken Waltz and Zack Miller | Aug 27, 2019
Photo by: Mark Haskell From left, Sam Rodman, Jana Belisle and David Bothner, among others, race in the Blueberry Cove half-marathon on Aug. 25 in Tenants Harbor.

Tenants Harbor — They came from all corners of the country — in fact, as far away as California, Hawaii and Alaska (and two even traveled from Puerto Rico and Switzerland) — and included participants ages 14 to 71 among a record 225 registrants, all to help children enjoy a Maine summer camp experience.

That was the scenario on a cool, picture-perfect, late-summer Sunday morning, Aug. 25 during the ninth annual Blueberry Cove half-marathon, a run/walk event on the peninsula.

And, at the top of the strong, record field, was a talented, ultra-consistent Midcoast runner as Keith Drago, 32, of Rockport finished first in 1:25:24 over the 13.1-mile course.

The first female finisher was Rachel Tulchin, 37, of New York, N.Y., who was seventh overall in 1:39:03, among the 175 finishers.

Watch video and see more photos below.

"This was our ninth annual benefit half-marathon and it was a joy to see so many happy runners from across the country, of different ages and backgrounds joining together in this event," said Steve Cartwright, race director. "The course got raves, the food got raves, the volunteers were amazing and the weather was perfect. I love how it all comes together and runners and walkers, kids, parents and grandparents, enjoy the beauty and quiet of Blueberry Cove."

The event raised more than $22,000 to help children in need to have a summer camp experience at Blueberry Cove in Tenants Harbor and Tanglewood in Lincolnville, Cartwright said. Both are 4-H camps sponsored by the University of Maine.

"I think I can say unequivocally that the race was a happy, successful event for all. Many runners promised to be back in 2020," he said.

The individual results, with place, name, age, residence and time listed, were: 1, Keith Drago, 32, Rockport, 1:25:24; 2, Andrew Hackman, 39, District of Columbia, 1:29:57; 3, Johannes Heym, 38, Zurich, Switzerland, 1:30:08; 4, Ross O'Hara, 35, Royal Oak, Mich., 1:33:59; 5, Garrett Hall, 39, Seattle, Wash., 1:34:28; 6, Colin Cundy, 27, Portland, 1:37:01; 7, Rachel Tulchin, 37, New York, N.Y., 1:39:03; 8, Greg Field, 59, Yarmouth, 1:39:27; 9, Peter Heslam, 52, Newburyport, Mass., 1:40:03; 10, John Mangin, 41, New York, N.Y., 1:40:46; 11, Dillon Eastwood, 26, Conway, N.H., 1:41:01; 12, Gus Marx, 49, Juneau, Alaska, 1:42:11; 13, Brienna Denecker, 31, Portland, 1:43:20; 14, Nancy Robinson, 45, Jamaica Plain, Mass., 1:44:52; 15, Kate Donaldson, 31, Lincoln, Mass., 1:46:01; 16, Hannah Johnson, 31, Two Harbors, Minn., 1:46:25; 17, Martha Berrouard, 52, Chicopee, Mass., 1:47:15; 18, Ronald Stevenson, 47, Knox, 1:48:11; 19, Sharon McMonagle, 34, Lebanon, N.H., 1:48:25; 20, Jason Maron, 32, Jamaica Plain, Mass., 1:48:27; 21, Monte Mills, 58, Philadelphia, Penn., 1:49:21; 22, Walker Mills, 26, Monterey, Calif., 1:49:21; 23, Alan Ferguson, 35, Presque Isle, 1:49:39; 24, Andrew Urkowitz, 36, Pound Ridge, N.Y., 1:50:20; 25, Glenney Mahan, 52, Mars Hill, 1:50:25; 26, Michelle Baum, 23, Brighton, Mass., 1:50:28; 27, Will Erickson, 41, Cambridge, Mass., 1:50:46; 28, Serena Blasius, 17, Friendship, 1:51:40; 29, Joe Giannette, 52, East Longmeadow, Mass., 1:51:49; 30, Jana Belisle, 41, Rockford, Mich., 1:52:12; 31, James Duessel, 28, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1:52:17; 32, Jennifer Moritz, 30, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1:52:18; 33, James Butler, 58, Green Cove Spring, Fla., 1:53:06; 34, Colby Eastwood, 18, Conway, N.H., 1:53:11; 35, Sienna Barstow, 23, Thomaston, 1:53:14; 36, Chris Powell, 51, Melrose, Mass., 1:53:42; 37, Max Green, 42, Pennington, N.J., 1:54:40; 38, Erin Seavey, 38, Newburgh, 1:54:43; 39, Meenakshi Menon, 16, Blueberry Cove, 1:54:43; 40, Jillian Robertson, 16, Blueberry Cove, 1:54:45; 41, Jonathan Wolf, 14, Blueberry Cove, 1:54:47; 42, David Bothner, 55, Ann Arbor, Mich., 1:54:55; 43, Rene Aldrich, 39, Portland, Tenn., 1:55:25; 44, Sylvia Xiaom Li, 30, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1:55:30; 45, Robert Godby, 32, New York, N.Y., 1:55:35; 46, Robert Sack, 59, Burnt Hills, N.Y., 1:56:02; 47, Joseph Vocaturo, 17, Blueberry Cove, 1:56:05; 48, Avery Sturm, 22, Roanoke, Va., 1:57:11; 49, Kyle Antognioni, 25, Bennington, Vt. 1:57:15; and 50, Jeremy Dyckman, 34, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., 1:57:46.

Also, 51, Arla Casselman, 31, Warren, 1:58:43; 52, Ann Welch, Medford, Mass., 1:58:49; 53, Matthew Wendahl, 33, Knoxville, Tenn., 1:59:08; 54, Maria Campano, 30, Schenectady, N.Y., 1:59:43; 55, Skip Bates, 50, Camden, 1:59:58; 56, Kim Ross, 45, Scott, La., 1:59:59; 57, Maya Bernier, 20, Blueberry Cove, 2:00:37; 58, Lindsay Powers, 42, Rockport, 2:01:02; 59, Jon Bergman, 34, Hampden, 2:01:41; 60, Brittany Joas, 47, Candia, N.H., 2:01:58; 61, Jennifer Savage, 33, Wilton, 2:02:18; 62, Wes Savage, 37, Madison, 2:02:19; 63, Heide Penner, 29, Jamaica Plain, Mass., 2:02:25; 64, Cheryl Biesiada, 61, Springfield, Ill., 2:02:30; 65, Kristyn Holmes, 29, Bristol, 2:02:39; 66, Bob Kennedy, 71, Durham, N.H., 2:02:46; 67, Frank Krajick, 69, Dumont, N.J., 2:05:09; 68, Matt Raw, 39, Brooklyn, N.Y., 2:05:37; 69, Michael Madell, 60, Bar Harbor, 2:06:19; 70, Morgan Abbott, 29, Blueberry Cove, 2:06:24; 71, Matt Fox, 29, Chapel Hill, N.C., 2:06:25; 72, Cindy Sterling, 57, South Portland, 2:07:40; 73, Sam Rodman, 26, New York, N.Y., 2:08:08; 74, Madeline Josef, 27, New York, N.Y., 2:08:09; 75, Karen Phelps, 50, Saline, Mich., 2:08:30; 76, Eric Fagan, 24, Tolland, Conn., 2:08:45; 77, Kelly Hall, 50, Owls Head, 2:09:16; 78, Douglas McCurdy, 54, Riverside, Conn., 2:09:33; 79, Joseph McCurdy, 17, Blueberry Cove, 2:09:33; 80, Camilla Carere, 19, Belmont, Mass., 2:09:58; 81, Anna Dibble, 19, Belmont, Mass., 2:09:58; 82, Benito Jimeno, 56, Blueberry Cove, 2:10:08; 83, Keri Rothermel, 47, Brunswick, 2:10:23; 84, Kimberly Spearin, 35, Appleton, 2:10:59; 85, Molly Hendry, 27, Birmingham, Ala., 2:11:48; 86, Caitlin Anderson, 41, Cambridge, Mass., 2:12:23; 87, Jamison Citron, 36, Chicago, Ill., 2:12:26; 88, Fan Yang, 35, Alexandria, Va., 2:12:26; 89, Kyleigh Kriener, 29, Lowell, Mass., 2:12:49; 90, Jordan Eastwood, 29, Conway, N.H., 2:12:54; 91, Jessie Arnold, 35, Shrewsbury, Mass., 2:13:17; 92, Natalie Henry, 33, Hull, Mass., 2:13:18; 93, Kate Langbein, 44, District of Columbia, 2:13:32; 94, Eugene Hainer, 61, Denver, Colo., 2:15:02; 95, Amanda Johnson, 21, Wiscasset, 2:15:26; 96, Luise Ofei, 30, Chicago, Ill., 2:15:47; 97, Anna-Maria South, 30, Dayton, Ohio, 2:15:47; 98, Emily Mecklenburg, 36, Rockland, 2:15:56; 99, Virginia England, 28, Birmingham, Ala., 2:16:00; and 100, Anne Williard, 30, New York, N.Y., 2:16:08.

Additionally, 101, Jenny Mack, 47, Brookline, Mass., 2:17:02; 102, Teresa Vincent, 48, Haydenville, Mass., 2:17:22; 103, Courtney Feeney, 25, Bath, 2:17:43; 104, Emily O'Hara, 34, Royal Oak, Mich., 2:18:01; 105, Jennifer Millar, 49, Bangor, 2:18:03; 106, Victoria Pierson, 54, Cape Elizabeth, 2:18:22; 107, Karen Shanahan, 36, Inverness, Ill., 2:18:38; 108, Dan Jenkins, 39, Brunswick, 2:18:51; 109, Mikaela Taberner, 32, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2:18:58; 110, Adrienne Kuhlengel, 35, Mountville, Pa., 2:19:00; 111, Linda Soresi, 65, Vero Beach, Fla., 2:19:23; 112, Marshalee Clarke, 39, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2:19:29; 113, Anna Fisher, 24, Portland, 2:20:25; 114, Mary Wise, 29, District of Columbia, 2:20:46; 115, Gloria Sclar, 28, Portland, 2:20:47; 116, Christine Morgan, 31, Somerville, Mass., 2:21:55; 117, Debbie Wood, 59, Pattonville, Texas, 2:22:07; 118, Matt Ahearn, 31, Cambridge, Mass., 2:22:12; 119, Diane Pottle, 49, Levant, 2:22:25; 120; Kimberly Carrigan, 29, Boston, Mass., 2:22:30; 121, Aaron Rex, 32, Perkasie, Pa., 2:22:33; 122, Nina Wason, 63, Collegeville, Pa., 2:22:57; 123, Melodie Graber, 62, Alameda, Calif., 2:24:18; 124, Paulette Murphy, Bergenfield, N.J., 2:24:32; 125, Joanne Anderson, 67, Mesa, Ariz., 2:24:40; 126, Tami Hirschfeld, 58, Choteau, Mont., 2:24:43; 127, David Hirschfield, 54, Camden, 2:24:44; 128, Dennis Wolf, 46, Clifton Park, N.Y., 2:26:36; 129, Jennifer McKnight, 49, Medfield, Mass., 2:27:37; 130, Ward Carpenter, 67, Spruce Head, 2:27:55; 131, Emily Miller, 34, Allentown, Pa., 2:28:18; 132, Christina Richter, 50, Wilmington, Del., 2:28:49; 133, Kathy Appenzeller, 62, Purcellville, Va., 2:29:27; 134, Tracy Deats, 43, Stow, Mass., 2:31:34; 135, Jack Vassalotti, 67, Lewes, Del., 2:32:09; 136, Jessica Pickert, 37, Eureka, Mo., 2:32:57; 137, Bailey Black, 23, Blueberry Cove, 2:33:32; 138, Shauna D'Amato, Aurora, Colo., 2:35:15; 139, Ali Eaton, 29, Somerville, Mass., 2:35:16; 140, Mia Gianelli, 29, Roswell, Ga., 2:35:18; 141, Theneshia Glaze, 42, Edwardsville, Ill., 2:36:20; 142, Ralph Oliveti, 63, Columbus, Ohio, 2:36:43; 143, Joe Scherer, 45, Southbury, Conn., 2:36:53; 144, Shelly Gallender, 38, Tenants Harbor, 2:37:06; 145, Jessica Clement, 44, Binghamton, N.Y., 2:36:26; 146, Makenna Colby, 23, Hampden, Conn., 2:37:27; 147, Leonard Attisano, 58, New Boston, N.H., 2:37:47; 148, Kate Maly, 28, Northville, Mich., 2:38:04; 149, Margot Kovach, 62, Phippsburg, 2:38:05; and 150, Leslie Howard, 57, Vero Beach, Fla., 2:38:13.

Also, 151, Regina Coleman, 41, Falmouth, 2:40:02; 152, Leah Vigoren, 47, Blueberry Cove, 2:41:39; 153, Heather Benson, 38, Middletown, R.I., 2:45:00; 154, Alice Outslay, 46, Lewiston, 2:45:52; 155, Bill Barker, 48, Blueberry Cove, 2:45:50; 156, Scott Outslay, Lewiston, 2:45:52; 157, Julia Gibson, Lewiston, 2:45:54; 158, Anne Broussard, 66, Durham, N.H., 2:48:23; 159, Joe Biesiada, 68, Springfield, Ill., 2:49:54; 160, Sherry Duffy, 55, Merrimack, N.H., 2:50:28; 161, Donna Sarzynski, 55, Mohnton, Pa., 2:51:25; 162, Paul E. Sarzynski, 58, Mohnton, Pa., 2:52:00; 163, Sandra Arning, 63, Lunenburg, Mass., 2:53:19; 164, Ivy Casavant, 34, Newton, Mass., 2:57:29; 165, Kathleen Nyssen, 49, Juneau, Alaska, 3:01:52; 166, Barbara Masten, 60, Blueberry Cove, 3:01:52; 167, Angela Pitteroff, 38, Randolph, 3:06:15; 168, Brenda Gustafon, 61, Buda, Texas, 3:12:28; 169, Holly Gunn, 37, Brewer, 3:24:06; 170, David Kobylinski, 44, Pittsburgh, Pa., 3:30:27; 171, Karen Troy, 42, Shrewsbury, Mass., 3:30:28; 172, Virginia Reed, 71, Blueberry Cove, 3:31:43; 173, Letitia Ezell, 60, Detroit, Mich., 3:34:59; 174, Maria Kobylinski, 49, Winfield, Pa., 3:35:00; and 175, Peter Kobylinski, 39, Blueberry Cove, 3:35:00.

Blueberry Cove 13.1-mile race
Blueberry Cove 13.1-mile, or half-marathon, road race on Aug. 25 in St. George. (Video by: Mark Haskell and Zack Miller)
Keith Drago. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Johannes Heym, left, and Garrett Hall. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Johannes Heym. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Gux Marx. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Nancy Robinson, left, and Ross O'Hara. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Ronald Stevenson, left, and Sharon McMonagle. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Monte Mills. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Andrew Urkowitz, left, and Rachel Tulchin. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Greg Field. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Andrew Urkowitz. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Skip Bates. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Skip Bates. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Colby Eastwood, left, and Dillon Eastwood. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
From left, Hannah Johnson, Glenney Mahan, James Duessel and Emily Miller. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Colin Cundy. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
From left, Sam Rodman, Jana Belisle and David Bothner, among others. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Jana Belisle, left, David Bothner, center, and Eric Fagan. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Eric Fagan. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Madeline Josef. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Erin Seavey. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Paulette Murphy, left, and Sienna Barstow. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Paulette Murphy. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Meenakshi Menon, left, and Jillian Robertson. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Maya Bernier. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Kathleen Nyssen. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Michelle Baum, left, Rene Aldrich, middle, and Kristyn Holmes. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Rene Aldrich, left, Kristyn Holmes, middle, among others. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Michael Madell, left, Heide Penner, middle, and Eugene Hainer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Heide Penner. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Cindy Sterling, left, and Lindsay Powers, among others. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Cindy Sterling, left, Lindsay Powers, front, and Kyleigh Kriener. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Brittany Joas. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Kimberly Spearin, back left, Tracy Deats, middle, and Molly Hendry, right. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Tracy Deats, left, Molly Hendry, middle, and Makenna Colby, right. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Mary Wise, left, Morgan Abbott, middle, and Makenna Colby. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Max Green. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Dennis Wolf. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Luise Ofei. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Matt Ahearn, left, Jessica Clement, middle, and Anne Williard. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Jessica Clement, left, and Anne Williard, middle, among others. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
From left, Jamison Citron, Fan Yang, Courtney Feeney, and Amanda Johnson. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
From left, Jamison Citron, Fan Yang, Courtney Feeney, and Amanda Johnson. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Courtney Feeney, left, Amanda Johnson, middle, and Margot Kovach. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Natalie Henry, left, Margot Kovach, middle, and Jennifer McKnight. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
From left, Bill Barker, Jack Vassalotti, Joe Scherer and Nina Wason. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Leah Vigoren, left, Ward Carpenter. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Alice Outslay. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Julia Gibson. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Hannah Johnson. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Erin Seavey, left, and Eric Fagan. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
James Butler, left, and Emily Miller. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
From left, Wes Savage, Joseph Vocaturo, Robert Godby, and Jon Bergman. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
From left, Jennifer Savage, Wes Savage, Joseph Vocaturo and Jonathan Wolf. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
From left, Joseph McCurdy, Douglas McCurdy, Rachel Ross and Marshalee Clarke. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Joseph McCurdy, left, and Douglas McCurdy. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Debbie Wood. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Bailey Black. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Gloria Sclar. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Fan Yang. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Jennifer McKnight, left, and Margot Kovach. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
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