Athletes Triumph During Weekend of Manhattan Beach Sporting EventsAug 08, 2022 04:24PM ● By Mb News Staff
The start of the Velzy-Stevens Paddleboard Race on August 7, 2022. Photo credit: Scott Hrybyk via South Bay Boardriders.
At a full weekend of beach sporting events - including the 6-Man Beach Volleyball Tournament and the International Surf Festival - the region's foremost athletic talent was on display.
Leading off the weekend on Friday and Saturday was the popular 6-Man Beach Volleyball Tournament. Team winners were the Lyon Stahl team on the mens' side and Horny Unicorny on the womens' side.
In the Dick Fitzgerald 2-Mile Run on Saturday, the top three male finishers were Max Levin (13:04), Luke Graham (13:40), and Sean Arregro (13:59). The top three female finishers were Dalia Frias (14:21), Camille Chittenden (17:29), and Diane Silva (18:35).
(At the race, which is the main fundraiser of the year for the Mira Costa Cross Country team, several runners locked arms to cross the finish line together.)
Runners lock arms to cross the finish line at the Dick Fitzgerald 2-Mile Run. Photo via Mira Costa Cross Country.
At the Velzy-Stevens Paddleboard Race, there were speedy finishers in each class (See the race video below). For the men, the top paddlers in each class were Victor Katz (Prone 14’ M Open) (19:42); Luke Pohlman (Prone Stock M 18-39) (19:57); Max Lynch (Prone Unlimited M Open) (20:12); Peter Toumajian (Prone Stock M 14-17) (21:36); Pierce O'Leary (Prone 14' M U18) (21:56); and Jake Everitt (Prone 14' M 12-13) (22:37).
On the women's side, the top paddlers in each class were Cassia Cole (Prone Stock F 14-17) (23:57); Lisa Boos (Prone Unlimited F U18) (24:32); Marlo Leigh Harris (Prone Stock F 12-13) (26:24); and Ina Gorordo (Prone Stock F 18-39) (26:46).
At the Dwight Crum Pier to Pier Swim on Sunday, the top three male finishers (swimsuit division) were Ryan Bullock (38:11), Alexander Cole (39:09), and Alex Kostich (40:07). The top three female finishers (swimsuit division) were Kelsey Cummings (39:52), Kai Izquierdo (44:00), and Amy Dantzler (44:48).
In the wetsuit division of the Pier to Pier swim, the top three male finishers were Michael Davidson (43:42), Michael Collins (45:01), and Paul Laurin (47:56). The top three female finishers were Veronica Hibben (48:58), Charlotte Coker (50:06), and Madison Raubaugh (52:33).