Keeping Pace At SCAR Swim Challenge

Keeping Pace At SCAR Swim Challenge

Courtesy of Kent Nicholas, S.C.A.R. Swim Challenge, Canyon Lake, Arizona.

Under the Arizona sun, two 38-year-olds Jessica Kieras and John Batchelder are literally turning the 4-day S.C.A.R. Swim Challenge into a mano-a-(wo)mano dual.

The 38-year-old from Colorado, Batchelder, and the 38-year-old Kieras are separated by only 1.9 seconds after the 15.2 km Day 1 stage across Saguaro Lake and the 14.4 km Day 2 stage across Canyon Lake.

The top two swimmers headed into today’s Day 3 27.3 km stage across Apache Lake and the final day’s 10 km stage across Roosevelt Lake in nearly a tie.

Cumulative Time on Day 1 Across Saguaro Lake + Day 2 Across Canyon Lake:
1. John Batchelder 6:18:23.1
2. Jessica Kieras 6:18:25.0
3. Jack Zedlitz 6:27:04.1
4. Milko van Gool 6:43:58.1
5. Kurt Adkins 6:49:25.4
6. Joe Zemaitis 6:50:22.3
7. Bambi Bowman Burgess 6:51:45.3
8. Kathleen Pelczynski 6:59:34.5
9. Abigail Fairman 7:01:23.0
10. Melody Pinkerton 7:01:38.2
11. Dr. Steven Minaglia 7:01:55.4
12. Rebecca Hollingsworth 7:02:50.7
13. Mary Knott 7:04:57.4
14. Dave Loeffler 7:21:41.6
15. Mark Spratt 7:28:29.0
16. Peter Hayden 7:46:32.7
17. James Cherry 7:48:27.8
18. Susie Paul 7:55:42.1
19. Natalia Chuich 7:57:19.3
20. Maureen Conley 7:57:22.6
21. Katie Blessington 8:07:34.8
22. Greg O’Connor 8:09:32.3
23. Debbie Collingwood 8:10:06.0
24. Kirk McKinney 8:11:16.1
25. Andrew K Wells 8:11:55.9
26. Jeffrey Breen 8:13:37.5
27. Barbara Lastelic 8:17:41.9
28. Matthew van de Schootbrugge 8:23:58.1
29. Mary Stella 8:25:25.2
30. Jennifer Dutton 8:30:55.6
31. Everett Britton 8:50:32.8
32. Karl Pettijohn 9:01:49.2
33. Cassandra Oliver 9:31:57.1
34. Margot McKirdy 10:06:26.2
35. Michelle Squyer 11:44:13.8
36. Cathy Harrington 11:54:38.5

Results of Day 1 are here. Results of Day 2 are here.

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