Runners enjoyed blessedly overcast skies and cooler temperatures for the 41st annual Chilmark Road Race on Saturday. Starters, 1,442 in total, hit the road at 10:30 on Middle Road, and finished the 5K race at Beetlebung Corner.
Tristan Forsythe from Pittsburgh, Pa., was the men’s and overall winner. Forsythe is a freshman at Georgetown University, and was a Pennsylvania cross-country and 1,600-meter state champion at the Winchester Thurston School in the Steel City. He broke free in the homestretch and crossed the finish line in 16:02.97, 10 seconds and change ahead of MVRHS and Davidson College grad Michael Schroeder, now hailing from Charlotte, N.C., who finished in 16:13.27.
The first men from Martha’s Vineyard to cross the finish line were Jack Lionette of Chilmark in 17:33.14 and Ryan Sawyer of Edgartown in 18:45.34. Catherine Cherry of Edgartown crossed first for Island women in 20:43.90, followed by Melissa Johnson of Chilmark in 21:28.80.
Russell Stevens of Brighton was third overall, clocking in at 16:17.47, followed by last year’s race runner-up, Bobby Carew of Milton (fourth, 16:23.67); 5. Caleb Gartner, Falmouth, 16:42.00; 6. Macalistair Sloan Anderson, Shelburne Falls, 16:46.76; 7. Edouard Long, London, U.K., 16:55.52; 8. Corey Kunz, Hoboken, N.J., 17:08.42; 9. Jack Bassett, Cape Elizabeth, Maine, 17:14.11; 10. Keegan Skidmore, Blue Bell, Pa., 17:19.45; 11. Jack Lionette, Chilmark, 17:33.14; 12. Ben Noble, New York City, 17:45.05; 13. William Leonard, Portland, Ore., 17:46.69; 14. Joshua Sohn, Washington, D.C., 17:49.04; and 15. Jackson Bangs, Montclair, N.J., 17:59.08.
Lilly Tuck, from Port Perry, Ontario, and representing the Greater Uxbridge Road Runners, was the women’s winner, and placed 16th overall in 18:04.27. Sheridan Wilbur, women’s champion in 2016 and 2017, placed second in women and finished 17th overall, in 18:40.01.
Rounding out the top 15 overall times among the women were: 3. Amory Salem, Cambridge, 19:09.44; 4. Caroline Shannon, Cambridge, 19:32.08; 5. Sarah Tulley, Wayland, 19:44.96; 6. Ann McPhail, Killaloe, Ireland, 20:18.92; 7. Ellen Masseur, New York City, 20:33.43; 8. Catherine Cherry, Edgartown, 20:43.90; 9. Emily Tully, Wayland, 21:04.28; 10. Amelia Leonard, Portland, Ore., 21:23.40; 11. Melissa Johnson, Chilmark, 21:28.80; 12. Claire Shorenstein, New York City, 21:54.37; 13. Alison Briggs, Commack, N.Y., 22:00.44; 14. Alex Testa, Somerville, 22:13.16; 15. Cara Roberts, Scarsdale, N.Y., 22:14.41.
Phyllis Kugler of West Tisbury won the Women’s 70-79 Division with a time of 31:56.67, and Jose Calderon of Vineyard Haven topped the Men’s 40-49 Division in 20:16.30.
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Please note: Times listed are clock times, not chip.