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Donner Lake Swim draws 295 hopefuls; Gruver wins

JAMES BALL, Sierra Sun

If you include the swimmers in wetsuits, more than 300 people dipped into Donner Lake’s east end and subsequently emerged on the west end Saturday morning.

Swimmers came from as far away as New Zealand and Connecticut, though it was Bay Area student and Nevada City native Ryan Gruver who bobbed to the surface and onto the banks first, in a time of 54:07.8.

Gruver, 20, is a student at the University of California, Berkeley.

The top local finisher was Nancy Rose, 36, coach of the Truckee Tahoe Swim Team Torpedoes and one of the event’s organizers, who clocked in at 1:01:34.8.

The top-25 finishers were:

–Ryan Gruver, Nevada City, 54:07.8

–Chip Hobson, Reno, 56:04.2

–Nenad Rodic, Reno, 56:07.4

–David Brancamp, Reno, 56:35.5

–Daryl Johnson, Sacramento, 57:02.5

–Sandy MacDonald, Gold River, 57:04.7

–Todd Bryan, Boulder, Colo., 57:06.6

–Jason Nielsen, Santa Cruz, 57:18.8

–Robert Geise, Charlotte, N.C., 57:20.7

— Tim Harvey, San Francsico, 57:23.5

–Mike Keck, Pt. Richmond, 58.25.3

–Randy Williams, Orinda, 58:49.9

–Shea Murphy, Grass Valely, 1:00:31.6

–Laurie, Vidal, Orinda,

–Jeff Maynor, Gardnerville, 1:01:21.9

–Scott Harris, Sacramento, 1:01.22.8

–Brandon Carter, Santa Cruz, 1:01:34.0

–Nancy Rose, Truckee, 1:01:34.8

–William Schroeder, San Mateo, 1:01:36.0

–Ann Motekaitis, Sacramento, 1:01:37.0

–Ted Deacon, Davis, 1:01:37.8

–Gregory Ishi, San Mateo, 1:01:43.08

–C. Patrick, Walnut Creek, 1:01:44.4

–Joel Wilson, Santa Cruz, 1:01:46.5

–Joe Morgan, Concord, 1:01:47.6

The top female finisher was Orinda’s Laurie Vidal, who came in at 1:00:55.

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