Chris Magill of Cumberland, R.I. won the 21st Oak Bluffs Memorial Day 5K Road Race Sunday morning, topping the field of 491 runners with a time of 16:10. Bonnie Kingsbury of Edgartown was the women’s winner, placing 25th overall in 20:52. The event benefits Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard.
The runners navigated the East Chop course under nearly perfect conditions with clear blue skies and temperatures in the mid-60’s.
Matthew Zanchi of Natick (16:54) was the race runner-up. Ken Gartner of Falmouth (18:01) took third. Art Smith of Oak Bluffs had the fastest time among the locals, finishing fourth in 18:04. Rounding out the top ten were: 5. Mike Norton, Falmouth, 18:12; 6. Rene DaSilva, Vineyard Haven, 18:33; 7. Scott Bosworth, Dorchester, 18:46; 8. Daniel Gaines, Edgartown, 18:55; 9. Brian Bourque, East Falmouth, 19:08; 10. David Metz, Cambridge, 19:28.
Jack Lionette of Chilmark, age nine, also turned in a noteworthy performance, placing 16th in 20:27.
Lianne Swanson of Somerville was the women’s runner-up and finished 29 overall with a time of 21:00. Carole Hook, no address given (34th, 21:14); Gao Favreai of Charlestown (40th, 21:54); and Danielle Gougan of Maple Shade, New Jersey (42nd, 22:04), rounded out the women’s top five.
In addition to Daniel Gaines and Bonnie Kingsbury, four Islanders won their respective age divisions: Steven Katz, West Tisbury, male 60-69, 21:46; Mackenzie Condon, Edgartown, female 1-12, 22:43; Kelly Klaren, West Tisbury, female 13-19, 23:25; and Karen Lobdell, West Tisbury, female 60-69, 27:00.
Among the 76 walkers in the field, David Coppola of Wakefield, R.I. was the swiftest, crossing the line in 36:19.
Prior to the main event, 10-year-old Chris Magill Jr. showed that success in Oak Bluffs is a family affair by winning the one mile fun run in 6:33.
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