Fastest paddlers listed from ninth annual Cullowhee Canoe Slalom

WCU student Charlotte Masters heads toward a third-place finish in the Cullowhee Canoe Slalom paddle board race.

Results have been announced from the Cullowhee Canoe Slalom, a paddling competition held on the Tuckaseigee River near the Western Carolina University campus on Saturday, Sept. 22.

“The ninth annual Cullowhee Canoe Slalom was a great success,” said Glenn Middleton, race organizer and parks and recreation management instructor at WCU. “The event had more than 50 participants and raised over $300 for the Parks and Recreation Management Scholarship Fund.”

Each participant had the option of racing through gates in pursuit of their best time in one or more events involving paddle boarding, kayaking, and solo and tandem canoeing.

Event hosts were students from WCU’s Parks and Recreation Management Program and the Jackson County Parks and Recreation Department.

WCU student Preston Perry competes in the men’s kayak event.

Race results are listed:

Tandem canoe: First, Todd and Griffin Murdock; second, Debby and Mark Singleton; third, Burt and Becky Kornegay.

Solo canoe: First, Todd Murdock; second, Ryan Smith; third, Burt Kornegay.

Men’s paddle board: First, Glenn Middleton; second, Mark Singleton; third, Andrew Bobilya.

Women’s paddle board: First, Becca Lee; second, Debby Singleton; third, Charlotte Masters.

Men’s kayak: First, Maurice Phipps; second, Todd Murdock; third, Andrew Bobilya.

Women’s kayak: First, Greta C. Durbin; second, Allie Pratt; third, Cindy Phipps.

Kid’s kayak: First, Ellie Padgett; second, Lilyanne Bobilya; third, Anna C. Kempker.