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Monday, November 4, 2013
Steve Sponagle Wins Southern Pacific Masters Open Water
On his bike, on the road running, and in the pool and open water, Sponagle is competitive and focused.
Coordinator Tanya MacLean explains, "Thank [everyone] for making 2013 a successful open water season and we look forward to you joining us for 2014."
The season series was a five-event circuit of all ocean swims where the water ranged from rough and cold to smooth and warm, including point-to-point and out-and-back courses, testing all the various skills of the swimmers.
The series started off with the United States Masters Swimming 10K Open Water National Championships in Las Vegas and followed up with the 44th Seal Beach Rough Water Swim, the 38th Newport Pier-2-Pier 2-mile Ocean Swim (start shown above) the U.S. Masters Swimming 2.4-mile Open Water National Championships in Dana Point, and ended up with the Corona del Mar 1-mile Ocean Swim.
1. Danny Giometti (UCI) 58 points
1. Robert Margalis (FMT) 88
1. Kris Behrens (SCAQ) 62
2. Patrick Martin (UNAT) 48
3. Noah Garrett (ROSE) 48
1. Brad Sheffield (UCLA) 58
2. Lee Jacobs (NOVA) 48
3. Jamie Balboa (UCLA) 42
1. David Neilan (SOBA) 88
2. Simon Millar (UCLA) 54
3. James Bergen (ROSE) 72
1. Bill Ireland (SCAQ) 82
2. Jeff Klemes (UCLA) 36
1. Steven Sponagle (NOVA) 96
2. James Hardie (Team Surf) 50
3. Dan Leonard (SCAQ) 46
1. Hubie Kerns (VCM) 84
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