Valpo's Barnes Wins Open Water Race
Justine Barnes won the mile race in an open water swim. (Ray Acevedo)

Valpo's Barnes Wins Open Water Race
Monday, July 25, 2011

Valparaiso University’s Justine Barnes (Rochester Hills, Mich./Adams H.S.) won the mile race of the Venetian Festival’s Marathon Swim held  at Tiscornia Beach in Saint Joseph, Mich.

The Crusader junior-to-be posted a time of 17:55 in the open water swim, which took place in 60 degree water.  She won the race by 44 seconds.

Trevor Trimpe (New Palestine, Ind./Connersville H.S.) finished fourth overall in the men’s race with a time of 17:43, finishing third in the 20-29 year old age group.

Two other Crusaders also participated as life guards at the event, Steve Booth (Saint Joseph, Mich./Saint Joseph H.S.) and Kevin Fedde (Fort Collins, Colo./Heritage Christian H.S.).