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Sunday, September 18, 2016
Swim For Alligator Lighthouse From Above And Below
Noah Zhang and Alison Hayden won the 9.2-mile (14.8 km) Swim for Alligator Lighthouse in Islamorada in the Florida Keys. The marathon swim took soloists and relays (duos and quads) from Islamorada, Florida around the Alligator Lighthouse and back.
"The event was staged as a college scholarship fundraiser for Keys students interested in competitive swimming, but also to raise awareness of a need to preserve the 143-year-old Alligator Reef Lighthouse and five other aging lighthouses off the Florida Keys," explained race director Jonathan Strauss of Miami.
14.8 km Overall Results:
1. Noah Zhang (17, Florida) 3:46:00.56
2. Diego De Los Rios (34, Florida) 3:51:37.10
3. Alison Hayden (44, New Jersey) 4:02:38.98
4. Kelly Pontecorvo (25, New Jersey) 4:06:13.91
5. Brian Shea (40, New Jersey) 4:11:52.31
6. Kayla Schmidt (28, Florida) 4:13:37.92
7. John Potts (40, Florida) 4:22:21.44
8. Julie Salvetti (54, Florida) 4:37:17.43
9. Sarah Kwon (26, North Carolina) 4:38:20.51
10. Helena Baker (36, Florida) 4:41:44.51
11. Carlos Lloreda (62, Florida) 4:47:11.87
12. Ellie Nash (38, Pennsylvania) 4:48:18.46
13. Gene Fober (61, Georgia) 4:48:50.50
14. Matthew Honan (46, Florida) 4:54:38.49
15. Scott Geezil (53, Florida) 4:55:08.43
16. Rob Coltman (45, Florida) 4:58:42.98
17. Michael Treman (59, North Carolina) 4:59:18.98
18. Steve Fried (47, Florida) 5:02:52.97
19. Lori Schick (52, Florida) 5:05:38.12
20. Sara Kirchner (38, Florida) 5:16:38.20
21. Daniel Messinger (52, Florida) 5:19:01.42
22. Jr Woodward (47, Florida) 5:19:54.79
23. Patty Hermann (57, Texas) 5:28:11.93
24. Molly Nance (50, Nebraska) 5:29:17.68
25. Brigitte Stotter (38, Missouri) 5:34:19.65
26. Danielle Christel (30, Wisconsin) 5:39:21.55
27. Claudio Geleroff (54, Florida) 5:43:53.66
28. Mark Merhon (61, Illinois) 5:49:14.40
29. Megan Howson (20, Florida) 5:52:10.86
30. Patrick Cochran (49, Florida) 5:56:28.35
31. Renelle Wolff (35, Texas) 5:56:40.52
32. Tabitha Zimmer (29, Florida) 5:58:12.85
33. Terry Carfagno (51, Florida) 6:01:12.63
34. Chelseaia Charran (23, Texas) 6:04:25.52
35. Paul Hunt (45, New York) 6:08:19.69
36. Mike Vaughn (52, Florida) 6:11:23.53
37. Rob Dixon (55, Florida) 6:21:34.90
38. Larry Herlth (56, Florida) 6:27:29.34
39. Teresa Hess (35, Florida) 6:29:26.86
40. Clint Cvacho (39, Alabama) 6:32:08.73
41. Cranston Teague (47, Florida) 6:58:11.53
42. Joshua Ladle (37, Florida) 7:01:18.10
43. Sonia Louis (39, Florida) 7:03:29.55
44. Samantha Zaino (47, Florida) 7:13:20.70
45. Kathleen Cusick (41, Florida) 7:29:52.26
46. Hannah Shlansky (27, Florida) 7:32:04.73
47. Mitchel Schoenfeld (63, Washington) 7:39:32.22
Top 3 Duo Relay Results:
1. Swim-Fil-A Hollywood (Bennett Rodriguez + Carly Hyman from Florida) 3:50:05.1
2. The Thirsty Marlins (Mandy Zipf from Florida) 4:21:09.5
3. Swim Atlanta (Kristine Kester + Steven Kester from Georgia) 4:32:18.2
Top 3 Quad Relay Results:
1. Ship Faced (David Jacobson + Tracy Collett + Robert Kelley + Eric Wunderlich) 4:09:18.5
2. Bull Shark Beach Open Water Swim Club (Big Donald Lutton + Tappie Carey + Andy Slow Water Lutton + Bubba Drody) 4:15:31.2
3. Seahorse Express (Holly Chamberlain + Heather White + Melissa Varlas + Ray Becker) 4:24:10.9
Official results are posted here. Article about the competition is posted here (Noah Zhang, Alison Hayden Both Win Swim For Alligator Lighthouse).
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