One hundred sixty two persons, as young as 10 and as old as 80 ran the 22nd Sullivan 5K road race, benefit of the MV Hospital, Saturday. Another 80 persons walked the course.
First to complete the run was 45-year-old Scott Bosworth of Edgartown who finished in 18:11, just seven seconds ahead of Paul Vertefeuille of Vineyard Haven, no threat to the race record of 16:43 by Jonevan Hornsby in 2008.
The real winner of the event was the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital that received some $26,000 in support of its good works.
The rest of the top ten runners were (3) Tracy Reade, 28, Oak Bluffs, 19:03 (4) Josh Anderson, 21, Englewood, Col., 19:26; (5) Misha Herscu, 19, Amherst, 19:32; (6) Damian Nowak, 31, Cambridge, 19:34; (7) Todd Cleland, 41, Oak Bluffs, 19:41; (8) Jon Keenan, 23, Franklin, 19:47; (9) David Metz, 28, Washington, D.C., 19:57; (10) Lou Jordano, 40, Cambridge, 20:16.
The first female to complete the run was Stephanie Hancock, 30, of Redondo Beach, Calif., whose time was 21:43. She was 18th overall.
Eighty persons walked the 5K. Jill Zamarro, 37, of Oak Bluffs strode to the finish line in 34:31, 14 seconds quicker than Marston Clough, 67, of Vineyard Haven, who was second.
Dr. Regina Benjamin, 57, of Washington, D.C., the nation’s Surgeon General, walked the course in 57:30. She was 48th. Dr. Louis Sullivan, 78, former Secretary of Health and Welfare, founder of the race for whom it is named, finished in 1:00:19. He was 65th overall.
5Ks on tap
The 5K run for the Vineyard Haven Library will be Sunday Sept 12
The 10th annual NAACP 5K road race is scheduled for Saturday, Sept 18,