It is rare when a woman crosses a course and, subsequently, the finish line first in a competitive coed road race of any length, but Emma Broderick proved a highly-trained, determined runner — male or female — can lead the way and keep the pace even in a more lengthy and difficult half-marathon.

Early Sunday morning, Aug. 26, the 26-year-old New York City resident raced to first overall in the eighth annual Blueberry Cove 13.1-mile event.

She finished the course in one hour, 27 minutes and 34 seconds to outdistance runner-up Andrew Dawson, 38, who finished in 1:32.23, as well as the 155-runner field.

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Race director Steve Cartwright, a longtime Midcoast runner (he races barefoot), said he was pleased to have Broderick run and win her first half-marathon on the coast of Maine.

"This is the first time a woman has been overall winner," he said. "[She] is now training for her first New York Marathon. It just so happens that Aug. 26 is Women's Equality Day. How appropriate. The Constitutional amendment giving women the right to vote was proclaimed on that date in 1920."

And Broderick certainly did not need a vote of confidence because her feet and legs proved she had what it took to finish ahead of a strong pack of half-marathoners.

"I'm just delighted with the success of the eighth-annual half-marathon," Cartwright said. "The weather was fabulous, but even more impressive is the enthusiasm and warmth of the participants. It feels like a big family reunion, with hugs and happy conversations.

"I'm proud that the race brings people together to support a [Blueberry Cove Camp] that helps children connect with nature and each other in what can be life-changing experiences. We raised nearly $19,000, bringing people from all over to a very special place for a very good cause. If I had to pick one word to describe the event, it's 'love.' "

Cartwright said everyone enjoys dinner together the night before, gathers around an outdoor fire, stays overnight in cabins or tents and gets the chance to run to the historic and picturesque Marshall Point Lighthouse.

"I think this is an unusual race," he said, adding the event also uses no plastic. The runner's number bibs are re-usable cloth.

And to top it all off, "there was a beautiful full moon on Sunday," he said.

The individual half-marathon results, with place, name, age, residence and time listed when available, were: 1, Broderick, 26, New York, N.Y., 1:27:34; 2, Dawson, 38, residence unavailable, 1:32:23; 3, Andrew Hackman, 38, Washington, D.C., 1:32:43; 4, Bryan McCarthy, 40, Hope, 1:34:10; 5, Adam Devine, 36, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1:35:40; 6, Maryclaire Pelletier, 25, Sutton, Mass., 1:36:16; 7, Pat Regnier, 46, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1:37:41; 8, Kurt Steiner, 35, Camden, 1:41:31; 9, Katie Malone, 35, Caribou, 1:41:48; 10, Katelyn Alley, 22, Steuben, 1:42:06; 11, Thomas Duffy, 44, Crosswicks, N.J., 1:42:37; 12, Ross O’Hara, 34, Jamaica Plain, Mass., 1:43:15; 13, Caroline Dennett, 23, Portland, 1:43:33; 14, Louise Breen, 26, North Hampton, N.H., 1:46:01; 15, Kim Demado, 56, Portland, 1:46:23; 16, Sarah Thompson, 38, Rockland, 1:47:48; 17, Juan Meneses, 31, Walpole, 1:48:08; 18, Alan Ferguson, 34, Presque Isle, 1:48:13; 19, Debra Vertoske, 41, Lancaster, N.Y., 1:48:16; 20, Adrienne Davidson, 41, Fulton, Md., 1:48:53; 21, Abby Scott, 27, South Boston, Mass., 1:49:16; 22, Josh Povec, 42, Rockport, 1:50:21; 23, Sharon McMonagle, 33, Lebanon, N.H., 1:50:24; 24, Larsen Moore, 36, Savannah, Ga., 1:50:27; 25, Kevin Bunker, 44 (no town listed), 1:50:40; 26, Luke Snow, 40, residence unavailable, 1:50:41; 27, Felix Labelle, 24, Bedford, N.H., 1:50:57; 28, Maria Povec, 33, Rockport, 1:51:09; 29, Serena Blasius, 16, Friendship, 1:51:31; 30, Gary Gowdie, 45, Brooklynn, N.Y., 1:52:01; 31, Alan Buckley, 41, Mamaroneck, N.Y., 1:52:02; 32, Emma Seekins, 27, Searsport, 1:52:23; 33, Yenny Hsieh, 27, Winchester, Mass., 1:53:08; 34, Samantha Smith, 19, Groton, Mass., 1:53:15; 35, Meredith Hoffman, 25, Charleston, Mass., 1:54:26; 36, Erin Seavey, 37, Newburgh, 1:54:38; 37, Steve Ross, 63, North Yarmouth, 1:54:39; 38, Alisha Rankin, 44, Medford, Mass., 1:55:14; 39, John Kuczwara, 47, Medford, Mass., 1:55:14; 40, Glenney Mahan, 51, Mars Hill, 1:56:25; 41, Haley Colpitts, 25, Peru, 1:57:09; 42, Robert Genovese, 64, Baldwin, N.Y., 1:57:11; 43, Robert Kupper, 40, Guston, Ky., 1:57:39; 44, Timothy Warren, 70, Cambridge, Mass., 1:58:39; 45, Britt Oergel, 39, Fulton, Md., 2:00:02; 46, Marie-Sophie Gauthier, 49, Rimouski, Quebec, 2:00:38; 47, Brian Stanton, 50, Bath, 2:01:18; 48, James Cooney, 26, New York, N.Y., 2:01:30; 49, Glenn Kubiak, 62, Livermore, Calif., 2:01:34; and 50, Adam Austin, 37, North Chesterfield, Va., 2:01:38.

Also, 51, Auden Elliott, 19, Grand Rapids, Mich., 2:01:41; 52, Carman Stevens, 46, Vine Grove, Ky., 2:02:01; 53, Michael Rauch, 44, Vine Grove, Ky., 2:02:02; 54, Lori Padua, 51, New York, N.Y., 2:02:08; 55, Dennis van Lingen, 53, Medford, Mass., 2:03:07; 56, Kathryn Brennan, 33, Midlothian, Va., 2:04:11; 57, Jenn Merriam, 49, Portsmouth, N.H., 2:04:28; 58, Grace Dennett, 19, Portland, 2:05:07; 59, Kevin Crilley, 25, Costa Mesa, Calif., 2:05:29; 60, Ashley Terning, 26, Maple Lake, Minn., 2:05:36; 61, Michael Nowicki, 59, Madison, Miss., 2:05:55; 62, Lisa Meehan, 54, residence unavailable, 2:05:56; 63, Natalie Nimon, 30, Falmouth, 2:06:06; 64, Joanne Quaile, 52, Vero Beach, Fla., 2:07:44; 65, Chris Huffstutter, 38, Asheville, N.C., 2:07:48; 66, John Squires, 29, Boxborough, Mass., 2:08:05; 67, Lydia Moore, 30, Savannah, Ga., 2:10:44; 68, Evelyne Labelle, 20, Bedford, N.H., 2:10:59; 69, Sophie Taylor, 15, East Lyme, Conn., 2:11:01; 70, Andre Carrier, 60, Portsmouth, R.I., 2:12:37; 71, Jennifer Millar, 48, Bangor, 2:12:39; 72, Colby Whitaker, 22, Scarborough, 2:12:45; 73, Kelly O’Connell, 22, Newton, Conn., 2:12:46; 74, Michael Millett, 64, Topsham, 2:12:54; 75, Samuel Brennan, 34, Midlothian, Va., 2:13:05; 76, Hannah Raymond, 34, Searsmont, 2:14:38; 77, Caitlin Anderson, 40 (no town listed), 2:14:56; 78, Will Erickson, 40, Cambridge, Mass., 2:14:58; 79, Courtney Huth, 28, Bridgewater, Mass., 2:15:04; 80, David Richards, 45, Bangor, 2:16:06; 81, Laura Rosenberg, 35, North Reading, Mass., 2:16:22; 82, Johanna Stanton, 44, Bath, 2:17:42; 83, Hannah Connell, 34, Belfast, 2:18:59; 84, Samantha Gilligan, 30, Belfast, 2:19:00; 85, Alexis Sabatino, 37, Belfast, 2:19:01; 86, Emily Mecklenburg, 35, Rockland, 2:19:34; 87, Mackenzie Ross, 28, North Yarmouth, 2:19:35; 88, Keith Karlsson, 68, Raleigh, N.C., 2:20:11; 89, Chelsea Pugh, 25, San Francisco, Calif., 2:20:47; 90, Sam Sarnicke, 56, McMurray, Pa., 2:21:28; 91, Amelia Nugent, 29, Boston, Mass., 2:21:49; 92, Sara Devine, 36, Brooklyn, N.Y., 2:22:08; 93, Emily Lacasse, 17, Pembroke, N.H., 2:22:31; 94, Erika Tullberg, 47, Brooklyn, N.Y., 2:23:02; 95, Jane Herron, 64 (no town listed), 2:23:41; 96, Mark Longenecker, 31, Chicago, Ill., 2:24:13; 97, Hannah Tannebring, 28, Thomaston, 2:24:58; 98, Caitlin Cleaver, 34, Thomaston, 2:24:59; 99, Emily Davenport, 28, Gorham, 2:25:23; and 100, Robert Garnett, 54, Bangor, 2:25:50.

Additionally, 101, Linda Soresi, 64, Very Beach, Fla., 2:26:49; 102, Betty Salyers, 69, Hendersonville, Tenn., 2:27:37; 103, Ruth Marie Oliver, 41, Owens Cross Road, Ala., 2:28:01; 104, Holli Henning, 41, Leesburg, 2:28:16; 105, Stacey Doering, 33, Litchfield, Minn., 2:28:19; 106, Christopher Gould, 63, Charlottesville, Va., 2:28:37; 107, Susan Lazor, 56, Bucksport, 2:28:38; 108, Stasia Lehmann, 46, Tampa, Fla., 2:28:42; 109, Cecilia Keady, 50, residence unavailable, 2:29:02; 110, Tom Cotter, 64, Davidson, N.C., 2:29:04; 111, Jeannette Richards, 47, Bangor, 2:30:03; 112, Jocelyn King, 45 (no town listed), 2:30:29; 113, Diane Libby, 48, Levant, 2:30:47; 114, Sara Champoux, 44, Scotsdale, Ariz., 2:31:23; 115, Emily O’Hara, 33, Jamaica Plain, Mass., 2:32:29; 116, Betsy Pelikan, 53, Portland, 2:33:35; 117, Nancy Legierski, 57, Amherst, N.Y., 2:34:20; 118, Georgia Legierski, 22, Amherst, N.Y., 2:34:21; 119, Marti Henshaw, 58, Prescott, Ariz., 2:35:00; 120, Jess Yalmokas, 42, Sleepy Hollow, N.Y., 2:35:33; 121, Karl Rasche, 65, Waldoboro, 2:35:36; 122, Amanda Lomheim, 25, Sioux Falls, S.D., 2:36:31; 123, Diana Vizcaino, 47, Oxnard, Calif., 2:37:09; 124, Bob League, 49, Chula Vista, Calif., 2:37:10; 125, Jeannie Ross, 61, North Yarmouth, 2:37:30; 126, Andrea Hargrave, 39, Bargersville, Ind., 2:37:56; 127, Chet Klene, 52, Indianapolis, Ind., 2:37:57; 128, Kelly Watters, 45, Portland, 2:38:49; 129, Kristin Talbott, 23, Boothbay Harbor, 2:38:50; 130, Allan Fen, 61, Brookline, Mass., 2:39:52; 131, James Lovering, 67, Franklin, N.H., 2:42:57; 132, Nancy Marks, 49, Orono, 2:45:58; 133, Niki Gregor, 46, Lake Placid, Fla., 2:48:19; 134, Danielle Burns, 23, Colonia, N.J., 2:49:23; 135, Joseph Ratel, 23, Iselin, N.J., 2:49:24; 136, Mia Fasano, 25, Medford, Mass., 2:49:41; 137, Alan Marks, 50, Orono, 2:52:36; 138, Susan Lovering, 66, Franklin, N.H., 2:52:47; 139, Dara Brillant, 52, Round Hill, Va., 2:54:43; 140, Stephanie Dorah, 48, Takoma Park, Md., 2:57:43; 141, Liezl Cool, 31, Eglin, Fla., 2:58:40; 142, Gi Reed, 53, Sidney, 2:59:08; 143, Latoya Kosh, 28, Newark, Del., 3:00:38; 144, Amanda Davis, 31, Fayetteville, Ari., 3:02:39; 145, Kendra Hanscom, 33, Belfast, 3:03:12; 146, Sandra Arning, 62, Lunenburg, Mass., 3:05:30; 147, Elizabeth Blackmer, 75, Tenants Harbor, 3:16:46; 148, Edna McGoldrick, 50, Brooklyn, N.Y., 3:17:37; 149, Nadira Branch, 39, Philadelphia, Pa., 3:19:51; 150, Amy Bedford, 48, Brooklyn, N.Y., 3:32:43; 151, Julia Gibson, 46, Lewiston, 3:45:25; 152, Kaydence Gibson, 12, Lewiston, 3:45:26; 153, Kaitlin Maguire, 33, Framingham, Mass., 3:45:27; 154, Alice Outslay, 40, Lewiston, 3:45:27; and 155, John Schmidt, 65, Colleyville, Texas, 3:51:45.

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