2015 CHANGE YOUR LATITUDE – Course and Event Records Under Sunny Skies!

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Records were broken in registrations, number of “naked” swimmers, and on the course in the 8th Annual Change Your Latitude – 57° North Open Water Challenge! With 39 swimmers jumping in and 5 in the water with no wetsuits participants enjoyed a beautiful day of swimming. Several Course records were broken on Sunday with both 10k Men’s and Women’s records being set by Leif Calvin and Kelsey Liu. Ashley Forsyth shattered the 6k record by 30 minutes, with Philip Owen breaking the 3k Men’s record and Sitka’s own Tracie Harang set a new mark for the Women’s 3k course. Under 18 3k standards were set for the first time with Sitka High Swimmers Will Pate and Skylar Moore completing the course for the first time with impressive swims. The new 1k course also has new times standings with swimmers Ellen Chenoweth, Grant Turner and Jack Weaver (under 18) in top spots.

Men’s 10K – Leif Calvin 2:22.18, Kris Calvin 2:25.16, Scott Watts, 2:53.51, Dave Moore, 2:53.55

Women’s 10K – Kelsey Liu 2:42.08, Shea Winterberger 3:04.18, Trephina Galloway 3:20.52, Jennifer Valesek (no-wetsuit) 3:27.38

Men’s 6K– Bernard McGraw 1:46.54, Dean Orbison 1:48.45, Peter Weiland 1:58.38, Jack Fields 2:02.44, Kenneth Winterberger 2:56.29

Women’s 6K – Ashley Forsyth 1:22.35, Amity Calvin 2:11.37, Erika Knox 2:13.20

Men’s 3KPhilip Owen 43.33, Kevin Knox 50.20, Patrick Williams (no-wetsuit) 50.59, Reid Brewer 53.29, Paul DeAngelis (no-wetsuit) 1:16.45

Women’s 3KTracie Harang 53.49, Valerie Edwards 56.18, Jennifer Hoffman 1:26.32

Under 18 – Women’s 3k – Skylar Moore 48.48, Ava Parrish 55.50

Under 18 – Men’s 3kWill Pate 42.41

Under 18 – Men’s 1KJack Weaver 13.35, Kobi Weiland 13.40, Charles Burroughs 13.42, Mathew Rice 23.35

18 and over Men’s 1K – Grant Turner (no-wetsuit) 15.36, Ben Adams (no-wetsuit) 15.45, Steve Hartford 21.44

18 and over Women’s 1K – Ellen Chenoweth 18.57, Kim Rice 23.35

°New Course records in Italics
1k start

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