The 35th annual Unity College 5-Kilometer Road Race — typically a precursor to the start of warmer weather — welcomed 31 runners and one walker to the small Maine town on Saturday morning, April 22.

And while there was no cake for the winner, it was unnecessary, with the winner being 39-year-old Judson Cake of Bar Harbor.

Cake, one of the state’s premier runners, motored through the 3.1-mile course and finished with a time of 17 minutes and 29 seconds.

Lindsay Spiegel was the top female finisher, as she clocked in with a time of 23:12 to place 10th overall.

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Mount View High School track-and-field coach Kevin “Gus” Petrak had won the event three straight years, but did not participate Saturday due to a back strain. He said he plans to return for the 36th annual running of the event next spring.

The race, held in rain, cold conditions, began outside the Unity College gymnasium and looped out to Route 202 and went through town to the end of Depot Street, where the runners turned around and journeyed back to the college campus to the finish.

The individual results included: 1, Cake, 39, 17:29; 2, Joshua Plog, 33, 18:33; 3, Benjamin Denoncour, 20, 20:05; 4, Zack Huber, 20, 20:07; 5, William McAnirlin, 43, 22:11; 6, Stanley Roy, 58, 22:38; 7, Ronald Stevenson, 45, 22:49; 8, Patrick Duperry, 39, 22:56; 9, Dan Taylor, 49, 23:03; 10, L. Spigel, 38, 23:12; 11, Kevin Spigel, 38, 23:12; 12, Allison Leonard, 44, 24:24; 13, Seamus Hartigan, 18, 24:38; 14, Jeffrey Preble, 63, 25:33; 15, Kevin Sarrazin, 23, 26:20; 16, Liam Harrington, 19, 27:11; 17, Anna Plog, 32, 27:19; 18, Reade Brower, 60, 27:32; 19, David Benn, 71, 29:14; 20, Rachel Biedak, 20, 29:23; 21, Robert Johnston, 65, 29:44; 22, Aileen Pelkey, 34, 29:49; 23, Alyssa Defranco, 21, 29:50; 24, Donnajean Pohlman, 66, 30:50; 25, Shelby Elonis, 23, 31:34; 26, John Rubino, 71, 32:48; 27, Hannah Brazier, 28, 34:07; 28, Alyssa Soucy, 20, 34:08; 29, Peter Bastow, 80, 34:21; 30, Kate Coseo, 37, 34:56; and 31, Lucy Maines, 6, 34:57.

Walker result: Janis Balda, 41:46.

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