Schlicher wins La Jolla Tour of Bouys; Tanner victory voided

Brett Ringer, #69, heads for the finish line.

Swimmer #54 Darcy Paul prepares for the race.

Phil Sidenberg, right, gets to the water first at the start of the Tour of Buoys.

Winner Elizabeth Schlicher poses with her kayak paddler support partner Shaun Guest.

Elizabeth Schlicher crosses the line in the La Jolla Cove Swim Club’s Tour of Buoys on Sunday. PHOTOS BY KENT HORNER

Elizabeth Schlicher

Tom Cook,#31, runs up the sand to the finish.

Support kayak paddler for swimmer #33 Sarah Koeningduring listens to coarse directions from Race Director Paula Selby, center, prior to the start.

Race volunteer Kevin Donohue, left, talks with kayak paddler Jane Hardy.

Brett Ringer, #69, heads for the finish line.

More than 125 people entered the 2010 Tour of Bouys on Sunday at La Jolla Shores.

Although it was originally reported that Elizabeth Schlicher of San Diego, who was the first to cross the line had finished with the fastest time ever in the La Jolla Cove Swim Club sponsored 5-Mile Around the Bouys ocean swim in front of the La Jolla Shores Hotel. However, Karen Scmidt was the top woman in the race last year in a faster time, 1:44:02.

Schmidt, 42, finished second in 2009, 15 seconds behind winner Todd Robinson. This year, she was the first woman to finish the 1.5-mile race.

The club’s website inadvertently announced that Eric Tanner had won the race, however Race Director Paula Selby said Monday that he had dropped out but crossed the line anyway, triggering the timers’ clock to list him as the winner.

Swimmers chose either the 5-mile course or a 1.5-mile race, with that one having both regulation and non-regulation swimmers. the latter group was allowed to use fins and wetsuits. Every swimmer was required to have a paddler for support.

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