Charlie Marquardt was the favorite to win the annual Flag Day 5K in the Falmouth Heights on Sunday, June 16, and he did not disappoint.
The resident of Pasadena, California, captured his second FD5K championship. The former NCAA Division III All-American ran a time of 15 minutes and 40 seconds to claim the title, He bested second place finisher Derik Noland by 32 seconds. Noland, 25, ran a time of 16:12.
Falmouth resident Caleb Gartner, who runs for Middlesex School in Concord was third overall and the fastest teenager. Gartner ran a time of 16:18. Bill Klooney, of Allston, was fourth in 16:22. Lucas Roy, who won the race last year, finished fifth in 17:19. Roy hails from Upton.
Russell Greenwald was the fastest over-40 runner. The 41-year old from Natick finished in 17:38.
Falmouth resident Mike Stone, 32, was the second local and seventh overall. He ran a time of 18:06. Anthony Galasso, of Reading, was eighth, in 18:24 and John Carew was ninth, in 18:45.
Tenth place was where the first female overall finished. Falmouth resident Jen MacDowell, 32, topped the ladies’ field with a time of 18 minutes and 51 seconds. Another Falmouth resident, 29-year old Emily Stone, was the second female and 16th overall. Stone ran a time of 20:11. Andrea Noland, 21, of Kingston, was third in the ladies division. She crossed the line in 20:16. Julianna Coughlin, 26, of Falmouth finished in 22nd overall and was the fourth female finisher. She ran a time of 20:31.
Overall a total of 332 runners completed the annual race. The event is a fund-raiser for local nonprofit Falmouth Education Foundation, which received $10,000 after race expenses. The foundation provides grants to local teachers to fund innovative programs in the Falmouth schools. Principal sponsors were The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod, Falmouth Hospital/Cape Cod Sports Medicine, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Liam Maguire’s Irish Pub, Hanlon’s Shoes of Hyannis and Slade Mortgage.