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Monday, December 17, 2012
Victoria Heads West To Win In Waikiki
West, originally from California, now works on Oahu as the Marketing Director of i9 Sports Honolulu. The former competitive swimmer is now enjoying the year-round tropical temperatures that warm the Hawaiian Islands.
Her male counterpart on the Double Roughwater awards podium was 25-year-old Eric Nilsson who finished in a blazing fast 1:32:54. He was followed by 20-year-old Ryan Saunders in 1:40:02 and 55-year-old Rick Heltzel in 1:40:42. The 7 km out-and-back course runs the length of Waikiki Beach, one of the most famous open water venues in the world. "It was one of the fastest overall fields in recent memory," said long-time race director Jim Anderson. "Overall I would say Mother Nature was pretty kind today."
Women 24 and under
1. Marcail McLean (21) 2:11:55
Men 24 and under
1. Ryan Saunders (20) 1:40:02
1. Kathryn Taylor (27) 1:56:23
2. Liz Hunter (26) 2:05:51
1. Eric Nilsson (25) 1:32:54
2. Peter Keegan (29) 2:07:27
1. Victoria West (31) 1:49:35
1. Robert O'Conner (34) 2:03:26
1. Michelle Simmons (38) 2:02:09
2. Meredith Novack (36) 2:06:19
1. Steven Minaglia (39) 2:04:30
2. Wade Garlin (35) 2:40:16
1. Miki David (42) 2:00:45
2. Kate Matwychuk (41) 2:38:07
1. Van Cornwell (41) 2:04:39
2. Scott Kuwahara (43) 2:36:04
1. Dave Matthews (49) 2:03:37
2. Eugene Tschudy (48) 2:56:33
1. Diane Corn (53) 2:33:22
1. Mark Williams (54) 1:59:46
2. Mark Eglington (53) 2:11:48
3. Niklas Schneider (50) 2:12:18
4. Alan Williamson (53) 2:27:37
5. Charles Kim (52) 2:33:45
1. Jane Stites (55) 2:04:39
2. Laurie Foster (56) 2:36:35
1. Rick Heltzel (55) 1:40:42
2. Bill Goding (59) 1:43:12
3. Mark Heckman (57) 2:09:07
1. Bruce Sloan (64) 2:05:04
2. Greg Gerber (60) 2:08:49
3. Tom Burke (63) 2:30:31
4. Alton Motobu (61) 2:30:53
5. Jeffrey Dodge (62) 2:32:00
1. Jim Merchant (66) 2:01:58
2. Uli Klinke (68) 2:09:02
3. Cyril Baldock (69) 2:14:30
1. Gene Grounds (76) 2:40:16
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