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21st Annual East River Challenge Race Results

Added on: May 01, 2012

Jeff Owen and Greg Dorr fastest on the East Machias River

East River Challenge 2012 - Photo Credit: Jim Weston
2012 East River Challenge (Photo Credit: Jim Weston)

MACHIAS, Maine – The 21st Annual East River Challenge, held Saturday, April 28, was deemed a great success by race organizers. A cold and windy early afternoon didn’t stop canoeists and kayakers from coming out and taking on the 6-mile race down the East Machias River.

Part of the MaCKRO (Maine Canoe and Kayak Race Organization) race series, the East River Challenge starts at Palmer’s Landing on Hadley Lake and winds its way down the East Machias river. The final leg of the race is a challenging set of rapids through Mill Park in East Machias.

The race, now in its twenty-first year, is organized by students in the Environmental Recreation and Tourism Management program at the University of Maine at Machias. Funds raised through the event help purchase equipment for recreation courses on campus.

Overall Race Results:

Jeff Owen & Greg Dorr #56 - 46:50
Clayton Cole & Tammy Kelley #52 - 50:13
Dan Flammini & Jason Cross #55 - 50:29
Ben Randall #54 - 50:33
Ethan Vienneav & Isaac McKillan-Golfried #76 - 55:05
Joseph Desisto & Laurie Hamilton #75 - 55:13
Sandra Mitchell & Terry Wescott #53 - 57:24
Kailey Schmidt & Samantha Nadeau #51 - 1:04:20

Results by Race Class:

High School Division
Ethan Vienneav & Isaac McKillan-Golfried #76 - 55:05
Joseph Desisto & Laurie Hamilton #75 - 55:13

Kayaks: K-1 Short (Kayaks under 13’4”)
Ben Randall #54 – 50:33

OC-2 Women Recreational   
Kailey Schmidt & Samantha Nadeau #51 - 1:04:20
       
OC-2 Men Recreational
Jeff Owen & Greg Dorr #56 - 46:50
Dan Flammini & Jason Cross #55 - 50:29

OC-2 Mixed Recreational   
Clayton Cole & Tammy Kelley #52 - 50:13
Sandra Mitchell & Terry Wescott #53 - 57:24

DNF
Eric Holm & Corey Shwinn #57
Chris Introne & Dan Perry #50

 


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