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Monday, August 7, 2017

Katelyn Kidney Wins Boston Light Swim

Courtesy of Elaine Howley, Boston Light Swim, Massachusetts.

24-year-old Katelyn Kidney won her first major race at the 8-mile Boston Light Swim.

Race director Elaine Howley said, "For the second year in a row, we had a 100% completion rate. We had about the best conditions we’ve ever had out there: flat calm, almost no wind for the first couple hours, and an exquisite sunrise. Water temps were 65°F at the lighthouse rising to 67°F mid-course, and a shockingly warm 70°F in the last couple miles.

The last relay finished moments before a massive rain storm rolled in. It was a great day all around with great conditions were great - and everything came together for 57-year-old Bill Shipp who won overall, finishing in 2 hours 49 minutes

Women's Solo Results:
1. Katelyn Kidney (24) 3:06:20
2. Martha Wood (54) 3:09:19
3. Amy Whitesides (44) 3:11:43
4. Jane Cheney (55) 3:27:04
5. Daina Bouquin (28) 3:32:33
6. Lauren Byron (41) 3:39:30
7. Kim Garbarino (59) 3:47:07
8. Jennifer McVay (42) 3:47:15
9. Elizabeth Almond (44) 3:54:03
10. Amanda Hunt (48) 4:27:53
11. Tiffany McQueen (44) 4:35:34

Men's Solo Results:
1. Bill Shipp (57) 2:49:51
2. Scott Zornig (57) 3:01:00
3. Ned Denison (59) 3:06:12
4. Hendrik Meerman (55) 3:10:01
5. Brendan Garvin (37) 3:18:45
6. Chris Greene (55) 3:17:10
7. Blake Lanford (38) 3:26:03
8. Brian McLaughlin (62) 3:32:38
9. Gregory Gomez (58) 3:40:02
10. Peter Lofquist (56) 3:49:32
11. Andrew Westbrook (52) 3:56:24
12. Marc Caudron (43) 4:35:32

Relay Results:
1. Colder Than Walden 3:17:00 (Anuj Sampat, Elizabeth, David Bentley, Alana Aubin)
2. Ladies & the Tramp 3:24:24 (Neil Greenspan, Gillian Langton, Lynne Czech)
3. Sibling Rivalry 3:41:41 (Nicole Glazer, Benjamin Glazer)
4. April Fools 3:43:36 (David Miles, Sarah Centric, Danielle Keaney, Steve Puopolo)
5. Sachuset Ocean Swimmers 3:49:50 (Paul Talewsky, Kathy Lewis)
6. Old Men & the Sea 3:49:50 (Dave Osmond, Rob Kerwin, Michael Garr, Ellis Merschoff)
7. Mike’s Mermaid 4:43:50 (Melissa Looney, Cyndi Kimball)

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