Chris LaBianco Captures USMS Title In Lake Hopatcong

Chris LaBianco Captures USMS Title In Lake Hopatcong



Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

41-year-old Christopher LaBianco of Mooresville, North Carolina is piling up U.S. Masters Swimming open water swimming national titles faster than birthdays.

The former Auburn University distance specialist won the U.S. Masters Swimming 2-mile National Championships that was held concurrently with the annual Lake Hopatcong Open Water Swim Festival in the Garden State of New Jersey.

Meanwhile, 53-year-old Ed Tsuzuki of Neshanic Station in New Jersey beat a slew of 20-something-year-olds, 30-something-year-olds and 40-something-year-olds to win the 1-mile Lake Hopatcong Open Water Swim Festival.

USMS 2 Mile Results

1. Christopher Labianco, 43:32.47
2. James Biles, 44:03.20
3. Jeff Stuart, 44:48.80
4. Mark Loftis, 44:51.99
5. Annie Ferguson, 44:52.03
6. Thomas Patterson, 45:04.12
7. Jeffrey Jotz, 45:14.10
8. Ron Marks, 45:25.17
9. Stephan Rodiger, 45:36.32
10. Curtis Sawin, 46:51.26
11. James Stewart, 46:56.98
12. Jeff Reilly, 47:15.24
13. Craig Charley, 48:13.56
14. Shirley Loftus-Charley, 48:37.15
15. Richard Clew, 49:20.20
16. John Needham, 49:47.31
17. Dillard Kirby, 51:06.08
18. John Mcgurk, 51:20.88
19. Robert Toedter, 51:34.54
20. Judi Norton, 51:47.61
21. Douglas Bosley, 52:08.23
22. Craig Hubert, 52:12.88
23. Filippo Porco, 52:27.11
24. Janet Harris, 52:36.49
25. Lynn Ascione, 52:38.41

USMS 1 Mile Results

1. Ed Tsuzuki, 28:11.51
2. Chip Freund, 29:07.99
3. Neile Cooper, 30:20.33
4. Tara Nunn, 33:21.92
5. Jennifer Kakaletris, 33:59.61
6. Gordon Wilson, 36:33.67
7. Patrick Scanlon, 38:13.98
8. Heidi Pfefferkorn, 38:58.17
9. Matilde Triguis, 39:10.11
10. Jane Gardner, 39:49.60
11. Rosanne Lemongello, 40:36.98
12. Patty Piserchia, 42:27.40
13. John Gentile, 42:51.41
14. Janet Moeller, 45:11.46
15. Evelyn Foley, 46:28.55
16. Patti Bell, 51:10.44

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