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Jul. 11, 1999


The wind was brisk and the lake was choppy as 142 participants entered the water to
compete in the 16h Annual Swim/Run Biathlon sponsored by Stony Creek Metropark.
The race started with a 1 kilometer swim followed by a 5 kilometer run over a paved and
cross country trail. Most swimmers had to brave small whitecaps on the water at the
9:00 A.M. race time, with temperatures in the mid 60s and the water temperature at 74

Dustin Wood of Sterling Heights finished in first place overall for the men with a time of
34:41. He beat out Derek Digiovanni of Berkley, who posted a time of 35:21 and Lee
Shaw of Westland, who had a time of 37:03.

Jessica Lau of Troy took the top spot for the women with a time of 36:44. She was
followed by Mica VanSlingerland, who finished with a time of 39:52, and Colleen Mellon
of New Baltimore with a time of 40:00.

In team competition - First Place Winners. (One person swims and the other runs)
All Male - Alex Vanrijn Sterling Heights 35:31
Billy Wood Sterling Heights

All Female - Anna Schwartz Romeo 39:03
Meredith Marten Romeo

Mixed - Jill Ryan Shelby Twp. 34:07
Brandon Fisk Shelby Twp.


Derek Johnston 48:41 Harrison Twp

MALE 14-17
Dustin Wood 34:41 Sterling Heights
Craig Frankland 39:30 Rochester
Patrick Johnston 40:20 Harrison Twp
Charles Stricker 40:26 Rochester
David de Steiger 45:32 Rochester Hills
Frank Cusumano 46:06 Shelby Twp.
Victor Arena 50:04 Troy
Andrew Fulton 51:40 Lake Orion

FEMALE 14 - 17
Elizabeth Johnston 49:16 Shelby Twp
Kim Lesnau 69:08 Troy

MALE 18 - 29
Derek Digiovani 35:21 Berkley
Lee Shaw 37:03 Westland
Matt Smith 37:45 Royal Oak
Jason Hook 40:11 Sterling Heights
Michael Feighan 40:35 Grand Rapids
Jason Torrente 41:02 Troy
Brad Seng 43:40 Birmingham
John Meliow 44:00 Rochester
Nick Reeck 45:31 Rochester Hills
Brian McCown 47:16 Royal Oak
Tom Hughes 48:34 Birmingham
Luke Saski 48:42 West Bloomfield
Dan Collins 50:09 Rochester Hills
James Hall 50:46 Royal Oak
John Dixon 51:12 Shelby Twp.
Karl Bordine 54:47 Chicago, IL
Danie Elsholz 58:59 Fenton
Michael Clinton 63:18 Troy
Calvin Bordine 68:12 Rochester Hills

FEMALE 18 - 29
Jessica Lau 36:44 Troy
Mica VanSlingerland 39:52 Troy
Sarah Tennant 40:32 Grosse Pt. Farms
Katie Kaltz 42:21 Troy
Christina Higel 42:46 Grosse Pointe
Emilie O¹Neil 43:24 Troy
Rachel Wider 45:20 Troy
Andrea Vernier 49:22 Sterling Heights
Jennifer Keller 53:04 Washington
Ruthie Minnick 55:12 Sterling Heights
Calendra Pionk 55:53 New Baltimore
Ava Danner 56:01 Rochester Hills
Kelly Meier 58:51 Shelby Twp.
Summer Mitchell 61:07 Troy
Nicole Tocco 66:47 Clinton Twp.
Kim Jenson 67:58 Royal Oak
Kris Leshau 69:07 Troy
Anne Feighan ------- Washington
Diane Sterling ------- Canton

MALE 30 - 39
Mark Staligross 39:29 Lake Orion
Frank LaGrasso 42:33 Utica
Rick Filar 42:51 Lapeer
Mark Hesskamp 44:16 Bloomfield
Larry Pryg 47:34 Shelby Twp.
Tony Yearego 48:27 Rochester Hills
Mark Roberts 49:57 Belleville
Eric Doyle 51:17 Novi
Leland 54:52 Madison Heights
Michael Muller 55:06 Sterling Heights
Paul Chrenka 55:47 Detroit
Mike Kelly 57:02 Pleasant Ridge
Mark Leggeti 57:20 Shelby Twp.
Jeffrey Kardynal 62:29 Macomb
Chris Leduc ------- Chesterfield

FEMALE 30 - 39
Colleen Mellon 40:00 New Baltimore
Anne Demko 40:29 Birmingham
Mary Keener 41:36 Ferndale
Michelle Cunningham 42:11 Rochester Hills
Lois Arend 45:16 Ann Arbor
Debbie Wilson 51:53 Allen Park
MaryAnn Dommer 52:10 Chesterfield
Janice Bamburd 55:04 Maryville
Stephanie Paluda 56:02 Royal Oak
Carol Johnston 58:11 Waterford
Natalie Olinghouse 60:07 Ann Arbor
Kirstin Condict 60:08 Ann Arbor
Debra Bordine 68:11 Rochester Hills
Lisa Czannik 68:29 Sterling Heights
Kim Greenfelder ------ Chesterfield
Karen Leduc ------ Chesterfield

MALE 40 - 49
Mark Kossak 39:01 Huntington Woods
Peter Murphy 47:07 New Baltimore
Butch Stenz 47:13 Washington
Ron supal 47:34 St. clair Shores
Dan Anderson 50:28 Hazel Park
Ralph Braid 51:01 Farmington Hills
Herb Hummer 51:11 Warren
Rick Morom 52:55 Clinton Twp
Kirk Babicz 52:57 St. Clair Shores
James Falls 54:39 Rochester Hills
Pete Sicka 56:56 Detroit

FEMALE 40 - 49
Martha Childs 43:57 Troy
Mary Schwarz 47:46 Detroit
Antonia Vivian 50:52 Rochester Hills
Phyliss Mugford 68:29 Mt. Clemens
Mary Johnston 75:04 Harrison Twp.

King Yaeger 39:26 Washington
Larry Snyder 40:31 Centerline
Dennis Manrique 44:03 Sterling Heights
Mike Malley 52:15 Birmingham

Joyce Kowalski 58:58 Marine City

Alex Vanrijn/Billy Wood 35:31 Sterling Heights
Kyle Jennings/Justin Gonczak 38:53 Leonard/Romeo
Brian Whitney/Gary Hopp 40:04 Ray/Rochester
Nat /Josiah Spurr 43:07 Grosse Pointe
Ross Hart/Brad Linden 44:01 Romeo
Jason Bruscke/James Brockmay 44:36 Sterling Heights
Kris Rowe/Matthew Duane 47:23 Royal Oak

Anna Schwartz 39:03 Romeo
Ann/Amy Smith 41:06 Shelby Twp.
Megan O¹Neill/Melissa Lau 41:55 Troy
Lauren Doyle/Phyllis Johnson 42:00 Shelby Twp.
Frances Parsons/Donna Hinkle 44:44 Waterford

Jill Ryan/Brandon Fisk 34:07 Shelby Twp
Stephanie Sliwinski/Nick Holliday 35:59 Sterling Hgts/Clinton Twp
Jessica Cleghorn/Justin Stenz 36:49 Washington
Jenni Woods/Douglas Fiore 39:40 Shelby Twp.
Kathryn Johnson/Kristian Koller 41:03 Shelby Twp.
Lisa Zeaban/Samuel Zeaban 42:35 Metamora
Charla Lau/David Lau 53:46 Troy