Posted: Monday, May 19th 2003 at 5:46am
Canoe-kayak event concludes on Lake Lanier
By staff reports
GAINESVILLE - Racing concluded at the 2003 USA Canoe Kayak Marathon National team trials Sunday at the Olympic Rowing Venue at Clark's Bridge Park.
The Lanier Canoe & Kayak Club placed 12 athletes out of 19 named to the Junior and Senior Marathon World Championship team.
The site will play host to the Lanier Canoe 2003 World Championships to be held in September 2003.
The day' racing was highlighted by the men's Senior K-2 30K battle between Robert Cleeg - Barend Spies and Lanier paddlers - Steve Corlew and Ty Hagler.
Cleeg and Spies had finished 1st and 2nd on Saturday then teamed up for the K-2 event. Corlew won the K-1 bronze. The two teams were never more than a boat length apart for the entire race.
Spies and Cleeg finished a half boat ahead of Corlew and Hagler in a sprint finish. Joost Zeegers and John Depalma teamed up to take the bronze.
The LanierJunior mens team of Joseph Carrillo and David Cohen had a very impressive showing.
The battled with Zeegers and Depalma for the 20 K Junior distance. Zeegers and Depalma would gain on the water, Carrillo and Cohen would edge ahead on the portages.
The Junior ladies event was dominated by Lanier paddlers Emily Mickle and Victoria Llonch.
The pair finished 13 minutes 42 seconds ahead of silver medallists from Lanier Kellie Phillips and Deidre Kell. Kristine Schenk and Sara McCleary, who placed second and third on Saturday in the K-1 events took the bronze medal on Sunday.
The Marathon World championship team was named at the conclusion of the events. This team will represent the United States in Vallodid, Spain September 27 - 28 at the 2003 Marathon World Championships.
Robert Cleeg - Springs Florida
Baren Spies - Chattanooga, TN
Steve Corlew - Grayling, MI - Lanier Canoe & Kayak Club
Ty Hagler - Gainesville, GA - Lanier Canoe & Kayak Club
John Depalma - alternate - Wenatchee, WA
Joost Zeegers - alternate - Bellingham, WA
Elizabeth O'Connor - Bohemia, NY
Erin Magee - Texas
Will Griffeth - Gainesville, GA Lanier Canoe & Kayak Club - declined
Joseph Carrillo - Gainesville, GA Lanier Canoe & Kayak Club
Tim Hornsby - Gainesville, GA Lanier Canoe & Kayak Club - declined
Larry Parzynski - Cape Coral, Florida
David Cohen Gainesville, GA Lanier Canoe & Kayak Club
Emily Mickle - Gainesville, GA Lanier Canoe & Kayak Club
Kristine Schenk - Gainesville, GA Lanier Canoe & Kayak Club
Sara McCleary - Gainesville, GA Lanier Canoe & Kayak Club
Kellie Philliips - Gainesville, GA Lanier Canoe & Kayak Club
Deidre Kell - Gainesville, GA Lanier Canoe & Kayak Club
Victoria Llonch - Gainesville, GA Lanier Canoe & Kayak Club
Robert Clegg Springs, FL ICF K-2 Men 2:12:06.63 1st
Barend Spies Chattanooga, TN
Steve Corlew Grayling, MI ICF K-2 Men 2:12:07.80 2nd
Ty Hagler Gainesville, GA
Joost Zeegers Bellingham, WA ICF K-2 Men 2:19:17.23 3rd
John DePalma Wenatchee,WA
Carlos Delahoz Miami, Florida ICF K-2 Men DNF
Larry Parzynski Cape Coral, FL
Joseph Carillo Gainesville, GA ICF K-2 Men Junior 1:30:15.84 1st
David Cohen Gainesville, GA
Emily Mickle Gainesville, GA ICF K-2 Woman Junior 1:43:57.91 1st
Victoria Llonch Gainesville, GA ICF
Kellie Phillips Gainesville, GA ICF K-2 Woman Junior 1:49:48.30 2nd
Sara McCleary Gainesville, GA ICF K-2 Woman Junior 1:52:57.33 3rd
Kristine Schenk Florida
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