Longport Wins 3rd Straight SJ Championship Lifeguard Races; OCBP’s Maggie Wallace wins 3rd Place…

first_imgOCBP Maggie Wallace holding her 3rd place award in the SJ Swim Championship Race. Photo Credit: Dale Braun The 79th Annual South Jersey Championship Lifeguard Races were held Friday night in Longport. Photo Credit: Ryan Givens Last night, Friday, August 10, Longport hosted the 79th annual South Jersey Championship Lifeguard Races.  With clear skies and relatively calm waters, all 15 beach patrols from Atlantic and Cape May counties competed in the Doubles Row, Swim and Singles Row Races.  Longport won both the Swim and Singles Row Races and came in 3rd in the Doubles Row Race, which earned them their 3rd straight Team Championship.  OCBP’s Maggie Wallace came in 3rd place in the Swim Race, which earned the OCBP team a 5th place overall finish.  Ocean City has won or tied the SJ Team Championships 34 times, the most by any beach patrol, with its last Team Championship in 2013.  The following are the race results: OCBP Hunter DeVine and Sean McCann preparing for the start of the Doubles Row Race. Photo Credit: Dale BraunDoubles Row:1st – Margate2nd – Cape May3rd – Longport4th – Atlantic City5th – Upper TownshipOCBP Maggie Wallace sprinting out of the water to take 3rd place in the Swim Race. Photo Credit: Dale BraunSwim:1st – Longport2nd – Margate3rd – Ocean City (Maggie Wallace)4th – Atlantic CIty5th – Wildwood CrestOCBP Shanin Theiss preparing for the start of the Singles Row Race. Photo Credit: Dale BraunSingles Row:1st – Longport2nd – Ventnor3rd – Atlantic City4th – Avalon5th – Cape MayTeam Results:1st – Longport 13 points2nd – Margate 9 points3rd – Atlantic City7 points4th – Cape May 5 points5th – Ocean City 3 pointsAs champions, Longport will retain home beach for next year’s South Jersey Championship race. Last night’s race came at the end of the major racing schedule this summer, however smaller races will be held through the remainder of August. last_img

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