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Grand River Kayak Race enjoys successful year 2

Tribune Staff • Jul 21, 2015 at 10:58 AM

“This year we expanded the race to include two new divisions: youth and kayak open,” said Karen Chapel, a race organizer and owner of Lakeshore Kayak Rental in Grand Haven — the starting point of the race. “We received participation in both divisions. The open division (15 miles) was challenging, but all participants excelled and completed the course.

Results of the Grand River Kayak Race:

Youth Solo

1. Olivia Hartman

2. Chloe Hartman

Youth Tandem

1. Team Hartman

2. Team Chapel

2. Team Caspari-Maddox

Amateur (3 mile)

Female (18-29)

1. Heidi Libner

Female (30-39)

1. Heather Sellon

2. Jennifer Jones

3. Shannon Biras

Female (50-59)

1. Robin Nichols

2. Gayle Walter

Male (18-29)

1. Ryan Mergener

Male (30-39)

1. Brian Phillips

2. Kevin Schueler

3. James Maddox

Male (40-49)

1. Bill Bellinger

2. Randal Mergener

3. Bill Walter

Male (70-79)

1. James McGregor

Kayak Open (15 mile)

Female (18-29)

1. Nathalie Hanson

Male (40-49)

1. Robert Hartman

2. Jon Holms

3. Greg Busseg

To read more of this story, see today's print edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.

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