Chase Kosterlitz and Lina Augaitis Take Battle of the Bay

Paddlers from as far as Australia and Spain came out to the iconic San Francisco Bay last weekend to compete at the annual Battle of the Bay race. The event drew in some of the top paddlers from around the world to battle for a $10,000 prize purse as the racing season continues to heat up with big events and even bigger cash awards.

The two-day event featured an expo and multiple races, but the 10-mile long distance race and 5-mile sprint race, stole the show, as the weekend’s overall champions were determined by points acquired from each of the two races’ final rankings. Chase Kosterlitz and Lina Augaitis went home victorious after battling strong competitive fields each day of racing. Florida’s Kosterlitz won the distance race and finished second in the 5-miler to Australia’s Jake Jensen. Augaitis dominated both events on the ladies’ side, making the weekend a clean sweep for the Canadian.

Jake Jensen, Belar Diaz and Chase Kosterlitz. Photo: Belar Diaz

Jake Jensen, Belar Diaz and Chase Kosterlitz. Photo: Belar Diaz

RESULTS
Men’s Overall Rankings:
1st: Chase Kosterlitz
2nd: Jake Jensen
3rd: Mo Freitas
4th: Ryan Helm
5th: Jay Wild

Women’s Overall Rankings:
1st: Lina Augaitis
2nd: Morgan Hoesterey

Men’s 10-Mile Elite Distance Race:
1st: Chase Kosterlitz (1:35:35)
2nd: Jake Jensen (1:36:16)
3rd: Mo Freitas (1:37:10)
4th: Ryan Helm (1:41:32)
5th: Jay Wild (1:44:17)
6th: Belar Diaz (1:45:10)
7th: Jim Terrell (1:45:54)
8th: Jeramie Vaine (1:48:18)
9th: Ben Sarrazin (1:49:37)
10th: Charlie Banfield (1:51:29) [Unlimited]
11th: Terry Kent (1:52:15)
12th: Bojam Bernard (1:54:50)
13th: Dave Jensen (1:58:04)
14th: Ryan Murphy (2:02:40)
15th: Mike Ng (2:05:57)

Women’s 10-Mile Elite Distance Race:
1st: Lina Augaitis (1:52:03)
2nd: Morgan Hoesterey (2:01:37)
3rd: Jen Fuller (2:06:21)
4th: Kimberley Gomez (2:14:09)
5th: Silvia Mecucci (2:15:59)
6th: Lauren Uhr (2:50:00)

Men’s 5-Mile Course Race:
1st: Jake Jensen
2nd: Chase Kosterlitz
3rd: Mo Freitas
4th: Ryan Helm
5th: Jay Wild
6th: Jeremy Vaine
7th: Jim Terrell
8th: Terry Kent
9th: Belar Diaz
10th: Chris Chandler

Women’s 5-Mile Course Race:
1st: Lina Augaitis
2nd: Morgan Hoesterey
3rd: Allison Riddle
4th: Jen Fuller




For more information and full results, visit: BattleoftheBay.com
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