Grand River Kayak Race enjoys successful year 2

Coming off a successful debut, the Grand River Kayak race added new attractions in its second year and race organizers were pleased with the response. The race was held Saturday with ideal weather for the field of competitiors.
Tribune Staff
Jun 15, 2011


“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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