OCBP Takes Second At The Ocean City Women’s Invitational – Video And...

OCBP Takes Second At The Ocean City Women’s Invitational – Video And Results

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By Ryan Givens

On Wednesday, July 26, 2017, Ocean City hosted the annual OCBP Women’s Invitational Races.  On a cool but pleasant and sunny evening on the 34th Street beach, 16 beach patrols from Harvey Cedars to Cape May competed in five race events.  Races included combinations of rowing, swimming, paddle board and surf dash techniques.  The top five finishers in each event scored points for their team to determine the overall team winners.

16 local beach patrols met at the 34th street beach in Ocean City Wednesday evening for the annual OCBP Women’s Invitational. The Ocean City Women came off a strong first place finish in Longport two week ago to host their own event.

Ocean City continued a tradition of hosting spectator friendly adaptations to the classic events held throughout South Jersey. Substituting the traditional up-and-back variety, the swim and paddleboard races instead were run on an M shaped course. Similarly, the two rowing events of the evening implemented a shorter distance as well as qualifying heats for placement in a final. This resulted in more races, all of which were in full display for the spectators on the beach.

Maggie Wallace – Photo Credit Dale Braun

Maggie Wallace dominated in the swim snatching her second first place finish of the season and OCBP’s lone gold finish. Lexi Santer scored points in all three events she competed in the evening taking 2nd in the Paddleboard, 4th in the Row Swim, and 5th in the Surdash. Santer was partnered with Sam Brady in the Row Swim, and teamed with Sam Brady, Ryann Styer, and Carly Wray in the Surfdash.

Margate City narrowly edged out Ocean City scoring 14 point to OC’s 13 after a tremendous effort from the Women Of OCBP.

Below, you will find the results of last night’s race, and stay tuned for ongoing coverage of local beach patrol competitions as the season begins to heat up in the upcoming weeks.

Swim:

1st – Ocean City (Maggie Wallace)

2nd – Margate

3rd – Harvey Cedars

4th – Avalon

5th – Stone Harbor

Doubles Row:

1st – Margate

2nd – Atlantic City

3rd – Ventnor

4th – Longport

5th – Avalon

Paddle Board:

1st – Brigantine

2nd – Ocean City (Lexi Santer)

3rd – Margate (Amber Glenn)

4th – Cape May

5th – Wildwood

Row/Swim:

1st – Atlantic City

2nd – Stone Harbor

3rd – Harvey Cedars

4th – Ocean City (Sam Brady and Lexi Santer)

5th – Margate

Surf Dash:

1st – Sea Isle (Kristi Roher, Shannan McErlean, Mandi Basantis, Rachel Stremme)

2nd – Wildwood Crest

3rd – Stone Harbor

4th – Cape May

5th – Ocean City (Sam Brady, Ryann Styer, Lexi Santer, Carly Wray)

Team Finals:

1st – Margate (14 points)

2nd – Ocean City (13 points)

3rd – Atlantic City (10 points)

4th – Stone Harbor (8 points)

5th – Sea Isle (6 points)

OCBP Lexi Santer coming in 2nd Place in the Paddle Board Race. Photo Credit Dale Braun. Results Tally by: Dale Braun