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Local paddlers dominate US Canoe/Kayak Marathon Trials on Lanier
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Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club paddlers dominated in the opening day of the US Canoe/Kayak marathon trials event, held Saturday at Clark’s Bridge Park.

John DePalma finished first in the men’s senior kayak division in a time of 2 hours, 28 minutes and 8 seconds, and Stanton Collins led the way in the junior kayak with a time of 1:53:29, the first of three LCKC paddlers who swept the top-three spots in the division.

LCKC paddler Ian Ross led the way in men’s Under-23 canoe in a time of 2:00:32, and Emily House gave the LCKC another first place finish in the women’s U-23 kayak in a time of 1:53:43.

Anastasia Haack finished first for the LCKC in the junior girls kayak (1:48:22); Farran Smith finished first in girls bantam kayak (1:19:08); Elle Hefner led the way in girls juvenile kayak (1:22:03); Jonathan Olson finished first in boys bantam kayak (1:15:28); and Cole Burchardt won the boys juvenile kayak in a time of 1:16:04.

Non-LCKC winners included Austin Schwinn in the men’s U-23 kayak (1:58:29); Amniel Naranjo in men’s senior canoe (2:21:40); and Oleg Vengerowsky in men’s master kayak (2:22:51).

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