Runners take off from the starting line for the Little Compton Road Race at the United Congregational Church Fair in Little Compton, Saturday. Photo by Bill Murphy.
Some 471 runners braved the heat to compete in the 33rd Little Compton 4.8 Mile Road Race Saturday morning. Run in conjunction with the United Congregational Church Summer Fair, the race drew competitors from around the region to the course that starts and finishes at the Little Compton Commons. Two runners from Springfield, Mass., finished two seconds apart.
Amos Sang (403) heads for the finish line as he wins the Little Compton Road Race Saturday. Trailing Sang is second place finisher Glarius Rop (404). Both men come from Springfield, Mass. Photo by Bill Murphy.
Taking first place was Amos Sang, 25, in a time of 22:47, just ahead of Glarius Rop who clocked in at 22:49. They were close behind the 2007 record time of 22:38 set by Dylan Wykes. Top woman finisher (tenth overall) was Jessica Barton, 24, of Newton, Mass., in a time of 27:28. The women’s record of 25:30 was also set in 2007 by Claudia Camargo in a time of 25:30.
Jessica Barton of Newton, Mass., heads for the finish line as the female winner of the Little Compton Road Race. Photo by Bill Murphy.
Best among Little Compton runners was R.J. Wilkie, 21, who finished 14th overall in a time of 28.27. Kelli Kid of Portsmouth was the top local woman runner — 34th place in a time of 32:03. Other local runners in the top 100 were: 20. Dan Murphy, Little Compton, 30:04 26. Dan Sullivan, Portsmouth, 31:00 27. Samuel Quatromoni, Portsmouth, 31:21 28. Ryan Hoffshire, Westport, 31:28 29. Seth Camara, Tiverton, 31.37 31. Richmond Parker, Little Compton, 31:45 34. Kelli Kid, Portsmouth, 32:03 37. Henry Samson, Little Compton, 32:27 39. Barry Wordell, Little Compton, 32:42 40. Samuel Booth, Little Compton, 32:43 41. Geoff Manning, Little Compton, 32:44 42. Allen Nickerson, Little Compton, 32.44 43. Raymond Cooper, Little Compton, 32:52 44. Antonio Castro Jr., Tiverton, 32:56 49: Georges Gauthier, Little Compton, 33:26 51. Gordon Gibson, Portsmouth, 33:30 52. Amy Small, Little Compton, 33:34 54. Jonathan Blake, Westport, 33:47 68. Tim Spencer, Little Compton, 34:54 70. John Hitchcock, Little Compton, 34:55 73: Rick Smith, Little Compton, 35:00 76. Jim Hartnett, Westport, 35:14 81. Mark Williams, Little Compton, 35:24 85. Jeremy Howard, Little Compton, 35:30 88. Eileen Manchester, Little Compton, 35:45 89: Brett Trip, Westport, 35:46 90. Ana Bartlett, Portsmouth, 35:49 91. Nicholas Rockwell, Little Compton, 35:50 93. Chris Brislin, Little Compton, 36:00 95. Nicole Barnard, Little Compton, 36:03 97. Scot West, Portsmouth, 36:05 99. Peter Locke, Little Compton, 36:16 For complete results visit ww.coolrunning.com/results/13/ri/Jul13_33rdLi_set1.shtm