Lake Lures U.S. Masters Champions To The Open Water

Lake Lure, North Carolina. August 26. 21-year-old Payne Montgomery of Stanford won the 2012 U.S. Masters Swimming 1 Mile National Championship in Lake Lure, North Carolina. He was followed by two 40-somethings Chris LaBianco and Chris Stevenson.

LaBianco, a former USA Swimming National Open Water Swimming Team member, won his fourth USMS open water swimming title while Marianne Countryman topped the women's field by a comfortable margin. But Dr. Edgar Ole Larson, the former Appalachian State University swimming coach, may have been the most impressive winning the 90-94 age-group.

The results of the top overall finishers and top swimmers by age group are below:

1. Payne Montgomery 19:28
2. Christopher LaBianco 20:38
3. Chris Stevenson 20:55
4. Andrew Pulsifer 21:30
5. Todd Pletcher 21:32
6. James Dugan 21:33
7. Erik Crankshaw 21:34
8. Jacob Morton 21:37
9. William Davis 21:41
10. Chris Martin 21:42
11. Dave Holland 21:47
12. Marianne Countryman 21:48
13. Larry Hartley 21:49
14. Scott Frederick 22:05
15. Peter Hollet 22:16

Men 19 – 24: Payne Montgomery 19:28
Men 25 – 29: Craig Charley 22:36
Men 30 – 34: Nathaniel Hawkins 24:59
Men 35 – 39: Filippo Porco 24:58
Men 40 – 44: Christopher Labianco 20:38
Men 45 – 49: Chris Stevenson 20:55
Men 50 – 54: Larry Hartley 21:49
Men 55 – 59: David Berting 24:02
Men 60 – 64: Tim Kerr 25:46
Men 65 – 69: Robert Scott 26:07
Men 70 – 74: Rob Madell 29:36
Men 75 – 79: Alan Rapperport 35:42
Men 80 – 84: Doug Brogan 43:20
Men 90 – 94: Ole Larson 47:47
Female 18 – 24: Kiah Bellows 23:52
Female 25 – 29: Alexis Underwood 23:14
Female 30 – 34: Whitney Dean 24:58
Female 35 – 39: Malena Hankins 22:45
Female 40 – 44: Heidi Williams 22:42
Female 45 – 49: Marianne Countryman 21:48
Female 50 – 54: Carolyn Harrell 24:49
Female 55 – 59: Judi Norton 24:59
Female 60 – 64: Shirley Loftus-Charley 23:23
Female 65 – 69: Greta Van Meeteren 35:51
Female 70 – 74: Luise Easton 42:53
Female 75 – 79: Adrienne Pipes 38:30

Courtesy of Open Water Source

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