Ocean Stater wins Oak Bluffs Columbus Day 5K

One hundred ninety-one runners and walkers competed in the Oak Bluffs Columbus Day 5K on a balmy Sunday morning. — Photo by Ralph Stewart

One hundred ninety-one runners completed the Oak Bluffs Columbus Day 5K road race, Sunday, on a picture-perfect day, unless, of course, you are a typical distance runner and prefer a slight chill in the air, if not a drizzle.

First to reach the finish line was 38-year-old Chris McGill Sr. of Cumberland, R.I. His time was 16:55, a minute and five seconds ahead of Scott Bosworth, 47, of Boston who was second at 18:00, but 12 seconds off the pace of last year’s winner, Luke Grasmeyer of Chittenang, N.Y.

The rest of the top ten finishers were (3) Sean Stewart, 30, of New York City, at 18:49; (4) Neil Wheaton, 44, of Winchester at 18:28; (5) Todd Cleland, 42, of Oak Bluffs, in 20:04, the first Vineyarder to complete the run.

Sixth was Bonnie Kingsbury, 33, of Edgartown at 20:13, the first female to reach the finish line; (7) Seth Hurlow, 28, Edgartown in 20:23; (8) Mike Goldsmith, 49, Vineyard Haven, 20:29; (9) Kristin Scott, 37, Southport, Conn., in 20:50, who was the second female finisher; (10) Stephen Schonning, 47, of Westerly, R.I. in 20:54.

Females trailing Bonnie Kingsbury and Kristin Scott were (17) Kirsten Nagle, 34, Rochester, N.Y., 21:36; (18) Maureen Larkin, 47, Walpole, 21:41; (20) Hilda Lewis, 30, Vineyard Haven, 21:52; (21) Dale Fingar, 50, Medway, 22:00; (24) Tracy Kania, 22, Southington, Conn., 22:21; (31) Kristen Kotsopoulos, 15, Shrewsbury, 22:58; (32) Polly Chorlton, 46, Westerly, R.I., 23:06; (33) Amy Porter, 49, Belmont, 23:20; and (35) Ocean Eversley, 53, Vineyard Haven, 23:36.

The road race was a benefit for Vineyard House.