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Record Number Turn Out For Against the Tide Swim

Feb. 7, 2005 – Against the Tide had real meaning Saturday morning for 97 women, men and children who braved the cold, rough waters of Magens Bay to raise money for Partners for Health, and awareness of the incidence of breast cancer in the community.
Despite days of rough seas the third annual Against the Tide in the Virgin Islands Swim for Breast Cancer bested last year's record of 88 participants in the water.
In the water can mean swimming, wading or swimming with fins for purposes of the competition part of the event, which has been taking place in the United States for 12 years.
Gayle Dellers, teacher at Ivanna Eudora Kean High School, and event organizer, was on hand to give out the trophies for best of each category.
She also announced that from pre-registration along, the event had raised $600 for Partners for Health.
"That's $2,307 all together," Dellers said of what has been raised over the three years the event has been held.
All monies from participants go to Partners for Health at the Roy Lester Schneider Hospital, which has a special fund to be used for breast cancer patients only.
Two special awards were given to schools with the most participants and businesses or groups with the most participants.
Ivanna Eudora Kean High School edged out Antilles School with 34 participants to 25 from Antilles.
A group called Beach Babes took the organization award with four participants. Dellers said she hoped to see much more participation from businesses and other groups next year.
Awards were also given for youngest participant, which went to 4-year-old Silas Wisehart, oldest participant, which went to 68-year-old Betsy Beretta and person who traveled the farthest to participate, which went to Doug Hastings from Brookings, Oregon.
Mark Bastin, who pulled his son Ryan on a boogie board through the waves, claimed the first place prize in the waders category. Mark did the nearly one-mile course in 14 minutes 16 seconds, with Ryan coming in just behind him in 14:40.
Susan Kosick was the winner for the female waders with a time of 13:51. In the swim with fins Melissa Kom was the female winner in a time of 15:15, Billy Clark was first male in a time of 16:53. Jessie Kennedy was the first female swimmer in a time of 16:03:03 and Matt Crafts came in with a time of 15:23 to take the top male prize in the category.
The event was sponsored by 28 businesses, organizations and individuals including: The West Indian Company, Ltd.,International Capital & Management Co. ,Knight Quality Stations, Supply Resources Incorporated, PJ of Pinerock, Magens Bay Authority, Reef Health Club & Spa, V I Ear, Nose & Throat, Crown Mountain Water George and Gayle Deller, the Krukonis Family, T. Hodge, Lawrence N. Goldman MD PC, Dudley, Clark & Chan, Horizon Physical Therapy Inc., Burrito Bay Deli, Caribbean Surf Company, Chiropractic Health Centers, Debbi Krukonis and Vincent Peloso, the Gargano Family, Drafting Shaft, Cost-U-Less, Andrew J. Williamson, D.V.M., Magens Bay Concessions, Inc, St.Thomas Dairies,Marina Market, Breads & Cakes,and Frank’s Bakery.
Though 97 people checked in and out with the safety patrol, only 80 participants completed the course by turning in their identification tags, Deller said.
The finishing place and times for those participants are as follows:

Place	 #	Time	Name
1 5 13'51 Susan Kosick
2 121 13'54 Sharon Petersen
3 33 13'56 Barbara Juman
4 4 13'57 Carol Tuohy
5 31 14'21 Nancy Journovoy
6 6 14'24 Medisha Francis
7 39 14'25 Joy Boyd
8 67 14'26 Mark Bastian
9 66 14'40 Ryan Bastian
10 35 14'44 Lisa Wisehart
11 81 14'48 Silas Wisehart
12 34 15'14 Joan Sp'nack
13 36 15'15 Melissa Kom
14 82 15'23 Matt Crafts
15 124 16'03.3 Jessie Kennedy
16 50 16'03.8 Tracey Thompson-Johnson
17 37 16'23 Helene Smollett
18 131 16'38 George Deller
19 129 16'45 Tulip Fleming
20 83 16'48 Lenny Smollett
21 109 16'50 George Eltman
22 123 16'53 Billy Clark
23 135 16'54 Matt Walton
24 70 16'55 Jared Knoy
25 22 17'09 Alexandra Kagan
26 73 17'11 Patricia Evans
27 74 17'19 William Evans
28 71 17'30 Richard Burks
29 117 17'31 Frank Berry
30 72 17'32 Haydn T. Mitchell
31 105 17'38 David Waller
32 61 18'22 Kevin Lenahan
33 122 18'23 Heather Addor
34 125 18'35 Julie Norman
35 21 18'36 Charlotte Van Heurck
36 112 18'41 Steve Burkholder
37 104 19'08 Joyce Waller
38 15 19'20 Sarah Burks
39 18 19'27 Mia Dixon
40 77 19'30 Doug Hastings
41 80 19'48 Ryan Wisehart
42 13 19'59 Chelsea Meyer
43 102 20'13 Jane L. Dicola
44 68 20'20 Don Edwards
45 62 20'35 Harry Lenahan
46 130 20'40 Caprisha Richards
47 3 20'49 Frances Lenahan
48 2 21'02 Carol Lenahan
49 116 21'04 Elizabeth Kadison
50 92 21'08.5 Winthrop Maduro
51 113 21'08.8 Ronaque Russell
52 44 21'10 Kaleisha Agard
53 54 21'27 Jonelle-Alexis Jackson
54 55 21'31 Sade Bartlette
55 90 21'36 Maurice Harvey
56 19 21'37.0 Emily Magnuson
57 85 21'37.9 Shabaka Charles
58 132 21'52 Deanna Smith
59 133 21'58 Joan Maxwell
60 114 22'06 Michael Benjamin
61 86 22'10 Cariem Charles
62 75 22'22 Murray David
63 17 22'26 Shaina Pomeranz
64 110 22'33 Johanna Stefferson
65 16 22'35 Charlotte HAncock
66 27 22'46 Nicki Burnie
67 79 22'54 Arthur Sacks
68 47 23'09 Brittany-Sec'Quoria Smith
69 48 23'18 Sterlina M. Warner
70 106 23'38 Kellyn Nelthropp
71 108 23'44 Emmanuel Nelthropp
72 12 23'57 Arielle Ebonhotz
73 11 24'06 Susan Edwards
74 118 24'31 Kathy McGrath
75 10 24'46 Diane Windish
76 20 24'58 Catherine Hancock
77 69 25'21 Ronnie Moorehead
78 101 27'05 Sally George
79 134 27'07 Roy Simmonds
80 8 27'08 Betsy Beretta

Next year's event is scheduled for Feb. 11, 2006.

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