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2016 WOWSA AWARDS
Vote in All Four CategoriesThe World Open Water Swimming Association is pleased to present the 2016 WOWSA Award Nominees.
The nominees are presented in the following four categories:
Monday, September 5, 2016
Cherelle Oestringer Brings Local Title Back To Hawaii
Not since the heyday of NCAA champion Kathy Shipman in the 1970s and Kaili Chun and Nadine Day (née Takai) in the 1980s has a local woman won the Waikiki Roughwater Swim, the most prestigious, competitive and largest ocean swim throughout the Hawaiian Islands.
But Cherelle Oestringer, originally from Switzerland, is a senior disance freestyler at the University of Hawaii and was the only woman to finish in the top 10 at this year really tough Waikiki Roughwater Swim on Oahu.
Top 25 Female Results:
1. Cherelle Oestringer (Honolulu, Hawaii) 1:08:46
2. Katherine Glenn (Palo Alto, California) 1:11:20
3. Michelle Mehnert (Boulder, Colorado) 1:11:26
4. Chelsea Huang (Honolulu, Hawaii) 1:11:47
5. Suzanne Ryan (Miami, Australia) 1:13:59
6. Haley Chasin Honolulu, Hawaii) 1:14:39
7. Anna Senko (San Francisco, California) 1:14:52
8. Sandie Easton (Honolulu, Hawaii) 1:15:07
9. Amy Dantzler (Los Angeles, California) 1:19:38
10. Monika Eggens (Pitt Meadows, Canada) 1:20:28
11. Miki David (Honolulu, Hawaii) 1:24:23
12. Kristin Gary (New York, New York) 1:24:36
13. Kai Flanagan (Mililani, Hawaii) 1:25:00
14. Cara Davidoff (Los Angeles, California) 1:25:19
15. Candes Gentry (Honolulu, Hawaii) 1:25:36
16. Katy Houston (San Francisco, California) 1:25:38
17. Elyssa Pedote (San Francisco, California) 1:25:40
18. Elizabeth-Rose Hanohano-Hong (Honolulu, Hawaii) 1:26:00
19. Eney Jones (Boulder, Colorado) 1:26:42
20. Corin Gentry (Honolulu, Hawaii) 1:27:01
21. Taylor Doherty (Waikoloa, Hawaii) 1:27:26
22. Victoria Gorman (Sydney, Australia) 1:28:20
23. Lynn Jolly (Redwood City, California) 1:29:12
24. Ashton Bliss (Honolulu, Hawaii) 1:31:11
25. Michelle Simmons (Kaneohe, Hawaii) 1:32:22
Top 10 Swimmers Overall:
1 Ollie Signorini (Sydney, Australia) 59:48 [shown in middle]
2 Jarrod Poort (Shellcove, Australia) 1:00:23 [shown on left]
3 Alex Kostich (Los Angeles, California) 1:01:42 [shown on right]
4 Malcolm Allen (Shelly Beach, Australia) 1:02:12
5 Douwe Yntema (Albuquerque, New Mexico) 1:06:15
5 Peter Thiel (Waverton, Hawaii) 1:07:49
6 Christine Olson (San Francisco, California) 1:06:24
6 Wesley Roberts (Figtree, Australia) 1:08:00
7 George O'Brien (Coolum Beach, Australia) 1:08:33
8 Jackson Van Der Zant (Brisbane, Australia) 1:08:36
9 Cherelle Oestringer (Honolulu, Hawaii) 1:08:46 [first female]
10 Ryan Duell (Toowong, Australia) 1:08:54
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