30 Mar 2002"Brent Foster and Samantha Warriner are the champs"

  • Mission Bay
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  • Swim: 1250 metre
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  • Run: 5 kilometre

Orca New Zealand Swim/Run Championships

Orewa Beach, NZ

New Zealand’s Brent Foster nabbed his sixth national title Saturday in the Orca New Zealand Swim/Run Championships at Orewa Beach. Samantha Warriner won her first national crown in the women’s race.

Foster won his first national title in 1994, then added to his total in 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001. Foster had nearly a minute on the rest of the field coming out of the water and extended that over the run. Warriner took control of the race during the run. The race was contested over a 1250 swim/5k run course.

Foster has had a great season of swim/run success this year, also claiming his eighth series title in the popular Reesby & Company Stroke & Stride Series and his 41st win there. Warriner had three wins in that series.

Male

1

Brent Foster

32:15

2

Kieran Doe

33:27

3

Michael Pugh

34:34

Female

1

Samantha Warriner

36:59

2

Vanessa Palmer

38:25

3

Laurie Pugh        GER

38:59

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