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Tuesday, August 2, 2016
2016 Trans Tahoe Relay Results
The final official results of the top 25 teams at the 2016 Trans Tahoe Relay are listed below (with the names of each team captain, overall time and pace per mile).
The 210 team names ranged from Team Lake Flaccid (with Stephen Poulios as captain, finishing in 6 hours 48 minutes) and Tunalicious (with Karen Drucker as captain in 5 hours 55 minutes) to the Mighty Manatees (with Brian Galdorisi as captain in 6 hours 9 minutes) and Waterworld Wanderers (with Kris Berglund in 6 hours 43 minutes).
Top 25 Team Results:
1. TOC Latourett (Chad La Tourette) 3 hours 25 minutes 50 seconds (20:35 pace per mile)
2. Tahoe Eleven Milers (George Tidmarsh) 3:26:51 (20:42 pace per mile)
3. Two Towell Rob and the Heartbreaker (Douwe Yntema) 3:36:08 (21:37 pace per mile)
4. Los Chulos (Bill McCracken) 3:42:22 (22:15 pace per mile)
5. Sir and the Five Squires (John Witte) 3:49:41 (22:59 pace per mile)
6. Maximum Damage (Paul Latimer) 3:50:26 (23:03 pace per mile)
7. Road to Rio Masters 2016 (Katie Kastes) 3:50:50 (23:05 pace per mile)
8. Wiki Wiki Wahine (Katie Glenn) 3:53:40 (23:22 pace per mile)
9. Stanford Masters (James Kemp) 3:56:16 (23:38 pace per mile)
10. Tar Heel Alumni (Patrick Woodruff) 3:56:18 (23:38 pace per mile)
11. To Be Determined (Felicia Lee) 4:00:13 (24:02 pace per mile)
12. Straight Outta Memo (Tammy Choy) 4:01:03 (24:07 pace per mile)
13. Colorado White (Larry Harper) 4:01:58 (24:12 pace per mile)
14. TOC Fitzgerald (Quinn Fitzgerald) 4:03:00 (24:18 pace per mile)
15. Not From Concentrate (Brian Villarreal) 4:03:37 (24:22 pace per mile)
16. Don't Pull Out This Year (Adrienne Simpson) 4:04:02 (24:25 pace per mile)
17. Von Pratt Family Swimmers (Steve Pratt) 4:04:23 (24:27 pace per mile)
18. Team Hotline Bling (Aaron Yu) 4:04:45 (24:29 pace per mile)
19. Search or Swim (Craig Robinson) 4:05:30 (24:33 pace per mile)
20. Arden Hills (Darryl Johnson) 4:06:30 (24:39 pace per mile)
21. TOC Read (Halley Read) 4:06:31 (24:40 pace per mile)
22. The Haoles (Matthew Moser) 4:07:07 (24:43 pace per mile)
23. Team Radical (Daniel Soares) 4:09:50 (24:59 pace per mile)
24. Team Anxiety (Eric Foster) 4:10:23 (25:03 pace per mile)
25. Bay Club Masters (Mike Keck) 4:10:24 (25:03 pace per mile)
Photo shows Lexie Kelly of the Mermaid Mafia team (with Olympic medalists Kristy Kowal, Misty Hyman, Staciana Stitts, Rebecca Soni and Heather Petri).
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