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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Charlotte Webby Dominates State Harbour Crossing

While the men's race was close to the very end in the opening leg of the State New Zealand Ocean Swim Series, the women's race was a different story.

The 2.9 km race was dominated by pre-race favorite Charlotte Webby. While Webby was expecting a close race with Wellington’s Emma Robinson and talented Australian Jessica Walker, she won comfortably by 32 seconds.

This is a huge confidence booster. To get a win is amazing. I know with sport it can be anyone’s day on a given day, and today was my day," said the young woman from Taranaki.

The 2013 State New Zealand Ocean Swim Series top 8 women's results:

1. Charlotte Webby (New Plymouth) 36:54
2. Jessica Walker (Gold Coast, Queensland) 37:26
3. Courtney Carson (Lower Hutt) 38:28
4. Emma Robinson (Wellington) 38:40
5. Grace Sommerville (Ashburton) 38:41
6. Paige Schendelaar-Kemp (Auckland) 38:44
7. Kirsty Wannan (Auckland) 40:03
8. Liana Smith (Waiuku) 40:37

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