Islander Aquathon a success

The first ever Islander Aquathon, which debuted last night, was a success. Approximately 200 people took part in the race, which started with the swimming portion in Lake Washington, followed by a run through Luther Burbank Park.

Charles Rivers finished the long course, a 1,000-meter swim and 8-kilometer run in 43 minutes and 44.2 seconds. Katie Van Horne was the first woman to finish in the long course race, finishing in 13th overall with a time of 51:07.1. Ethan Lyons won the short course race, a 500-meter swim and 5k run in 26:06.7. Paige Whitney was the first woman the cross the short course finish line in 35:04.5 for seventh place overall.

The entire Mercer Island High School boys water polo team, coaches included, competed in the long course race, as their final pre-season event. Senior Henry Fox was the first to finish for the team in ninth place. He had a time of 49:47.3. Fox finished the swimming portion in fourth place with a time of 13:18, but fell behind to 24th in the run.

For a full list of results visit the Aquathon Web site.

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