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Teenager storms to victory in St Kitts-Nevis cross-channel swim
Published on April 1, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

Swimmers starting the cross-channel swim to St Kitts from Oualie Beach in Nevis on Sunday

By Curtis Morton
Caribbean News Now contributor

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- Teenager Marsden Christian stormed his way to victory on Sunday in just under an hour in the annual cross-channel swim between St Kitts and Nevis. His actual time was 59:20.

Chief coordinator of the event, Winston Crooke, confirmed that it is not a new record but noted that it was indeed an impressive swim.

The commencement point was at the Oualie Beach in Nevis, as usual. The swimmers swam the two-and-a-half-mile distance, finishing at the Reggae Beach area in St Kitts, where an official awards ceremony was held.

The race this year was separated into two phases:

In the first category, the individuals who were swimming unassisted numbered 102 and, in category two, some 89 persons participated in the assisted class.

The assisted swimmers were those who swam with the assistance of fins and snorkels, while the unassisted swimmers were basically attired in their caps and swim wear.

Nevis Minister of Sports Mark Brantley was among the over 500 spectators on the sands of Oualie Beach, witnessing the start of the event. He also had the opportunity to address the gathering and warmly welcomed all of the visitors to the island and encouraged them to return as part of their vacation plans.

He also officially counted down to the start of the swim in both categories and the swimmers all entered the water on his final command to “swim”.

The top placements in the following age categories were:

Under-19 female

1. Hay Theana 1:00:31
2. Wall Rachel 1:10:15
3. Gibson Shannon 1:15:55

Under-19 male

1. Marsden Christian 59:20
2. Martin Ricardo Gonzalez 1:00:30
3. Jordon Kai 1:09:46

20-39 female

1. Wensman Christina 1:04:10
2. Gregoire Valarie 1:07:17
3. Blom Amanda 1:08:40

20-39 male

1. Britton Benjam 1:09:50
2. Durbano Anthony 1:19:24
3. Licursi Richard 1:22:49

40-49 female

1. Hansom Jane 1:07:46
2. Twining Ward Louise 1:15:50
3. Allen Janet 1:20:45

40-49 male

1. Davis James 1:16:08
2. Burtsch Ryan 1:17:50
3. Newton Mike 1:19:23

Over 50 female
1. klein Susan 1:31:33
2. Telft Marianne 2:47: 50

Over 50 male

1. Schaeberle Thomas 1:06:51
2. Corcoran Stan 1:09: 50
3. Schaeberle Donald 1:12:59

Oldest swimmer Koelega John
Youngest swimmer Odwin Emily
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