Santa Run 5K draws crowd to Ellsworth

first_img Bio Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Latest Posts Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at mmandell@ellsworthamerican.com. Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020center_img Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 ELLSWORTH — Reindeer shirts, Santa hats and dogs dressed in red and green clothing were only part of the festivities at the Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School this weekend.Runners from Ellsworth, Hancock County and elsewhere throughout the state came to Ellsworth on Sunday for this year’s edition of the Santa Run 5K. A total of 58 runners finished the race, which was open to runners and walkers at no charge.Unlike last year’s race, this year’s edition lacked snow on the ground and near-zero wind chills. That made for perfect racing conditions as runners didn’t have to fight the rippling wind or worry about slipping on an ice-covered pavement as they sprinted toward the finish line.“It’s a great day for it,” said Robin Clark, who helps to organize the race every year. “Last year and the past few years in general have been really cold, and we’re glad today turned out to be a lot better.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe race winner was 40-year-old Bar Harbor native Judson Cake, who crossed the finish line in 16 minutes, 47 seconds. Close behind him was Hampden’s Erik Knickerbocker, who set a personal record with a finish of 17:01.Rob Shea was the top Ellsworth finisher with a time of 18:51. Rounding out the top-five overall finishers were Jim Hunt of Dedham and the top female finisher, 22-year-old Kylee Parker of Winterport.Runners of all ages were among the race participants. The race had four 9-year-old finishers and one 77-year-old finisher, Lloyd Harmon of Ellsworth. Harmon finished 24th overall with a time of 28:06.Although the race did not require a registration fee, donations went toward the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center. Clark said the race brought in a total of $1,073.The next major road race in eastern Maine will be the third running of the Millinocket Marathon and Half-Marathon at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9. Last year, runners from all over Hancock County participated in both races, and Ellsworth’s Chris Holt, Nick Brown and Andrew Kephart have each earned top-10 finishes in the full marathon over the past two years.last_img read more

Syracuse basketball recruiting: Forward Oshae Brissett becomes 1st member of SU’s 2017 class

first_imgClass of 2017 forward Oshae Brissett has verbally committed to Syracuse, he announced Saturday night. He chose SU over offers from Oregon, Memphis and Southern California, among others.Brissett is the Orange’s first commit in the 2017 class. He’s ranked with four stars by ESPN, with three stars by 247Sports.com’s composite rankings and with three stars according to Scout.com.247Sports’ composite ranking lists Brissett as the 138th best player in the 2017 class. Brissett is listed at 6 feet 9 inches and 190 pounds according to multiple recruiting sites. He’s a native of Ontario, Canada.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNext season, Syracuse has five available scholarships if all eligible players return. SU’s forwards eligible to play in 2017-18 are Paschal Chukwu, Tyler Lydon, Matthew Moyer and Taurean Thompson. The Orange will have 11 scholarships — rather than the typical 13 — as a result of the NCAA’s sanctions against SU. Published on November 13, 2016 at 11:54 am Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentslast_img read more