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Capitola’s Shaun Burrell and the UC San Diego surf team won the National Scholastic Surfing Association’s Southwest College event No. 2 the weekend of Nov. 17-18 for what was the team’s first victory in six years, according to the NSSA Facebook page.

UCSD scored 129 points to San Diego State’s 127 points, and UCSD’s Mikey Ciaramella won all of his heats, taking the men’s division win, according to the NSSA Facebook page.

Full results have not yet been released.

Santa Cruz High’s Willie Eagleton won the pro-am division of the Volcom Youth Against the Establishment’s Totally Crustaceous Surf Tour stop at the Hook in Capitola on Nov. 25.

Eagleton got a cool $1,000 for his win in the Greatwhite event. JD Lewis took second in the same division, and Noah Wegrich took third.

In other divisions, Brogie Panesi won the juniors, Sam Coffey won the groms, Carley Wilson won the girls and Burkley Eggers won the squids. The killer move award called the Electric Volt Thrower [$100] went to Ryder Borton.

Results included in this report are from the Volcom YAE Totally Crustaceous Tour webpage. The next California event for the tour is scheduled for Seaslug, El Puerto, in Las Angeles. It will return to the Santa Cruz, at Steamer Lane, on Feb. 2, 2013.

For some photos of the event, check out this Santa Cruz Waves gallery.

Santa Cruz resident Catherine Philipovich placed in the top 20 among women and Scotts Valley’s Steve Croft placed in the top 30 overall in the Morgan Hill Marathon last weekend.

Philipovitch finished the marathon in 3 hours, 53 minutes, 44 seconds to be the top female runner from Santa Cruz County. She was 17th among women and 79th overall.

Croft crossed the finish line in 3:28:38 for 28th place overall and 23rd among men.

Also with top 30 finishes, Capitola resident Kelly O’Rourke placed 23rd among women and 292 overall in the Morgan Hill Half Marathon — which was run in conjunction with the full marathon — finishing in 1:49:15, and Aptos resident David Delucchi placed 26th among men and 26th overall in 1:31:42.

Results included in this report are from the Morgan Hill Marathon results page.

Capitola resident Valarie Jenkins placed second in the open women’s division of the Professional Disc Golf Association-sanctioned Players Cup tournament, also known as the World Match Play Championships, in Dripping Springs, Texas, last weekend.

Phoenix’s Catrina Allen won the final round 7 and 6, according to the event’s results page.

Jenkins “struggled to find her putting stroke in the strong Texas winds” against Allen in the final round, according to the event’s website.

Also from Capitola, Nate Doss tied for ninth and Avery Jenkins tied for 21st in the men’s open.

Cupertino resident Nina Rosenbladt won the women’s Mermaid Duathlon at Capitola Beach on Sunday.

Rosenbladt earned the title in 1 hour, 12 minutes, 42 seconds, after completing the 1.5-mile run in 12:34, the 12m bike in 41:33 and the 2.5m run in 16:14.

Felton’s Allison Pfefferkorn placed second [1:13:52] and Capitola’s Kim Hanley placed third [1:14:04].

Results included in this report are from the South Valley Endurance website.

Berkeley resident Stephanie Hines won the Olympic Mighty Mermaid Triathlon at Capitola Beach on Sunday.

Hines, 29, completed the Olympic-distance women’s event in 2 hours, 38 minutes, 24 seconds. She finished the 1.5-kilometer swim in 28:51, the 40k bike in 1:18:57 and the 10k run in 42:58.

Hines was followed by Piedmont’s Michelle Curach-Turner in second place [2:43:56] and Los Gatos’ Jackie McCleary in third place [2:49:41].

Results included in this report are from the South Valley Endurance website.

Capitola residents Nate Doss and Avery Jenkins are at the United State Disc Golf Championship in South Carolina this weekend. This is a video Doss put together in which he talks about the excitement and pressures of playing in the tournament. Check out his YouTube channel here.

Capitola resident Valarie Jenkins finished in fifth place at the United States Women’s Disc Golf Championship, a Professional Disc Golf Association-sanctioned event, in Huntsville, Ala., on Sept. 23.

Jenkins threw a 5-under 292 over five rounds for a $950 prize.

Catrina Allen of  Phoenix became the new national champion with a 14-under 283, taking home a $3,160 prize. Paige Pearce of Plano, Texas, took second, also with a 14-under 283, for a $2,100 prize; and Sarah Hokom of Caldwell, Idaho, took third with a 10-under 287 for a $1,500 prize.

Results included in this report are from the PDGA website.

Check out some photos from the event here.

Capitola residents Nate Doss and Valarie Jenkins held off the competition through four rounds at the Professional Disc Golf Association-sanctioned Toronto Island Maple Leaf tournament to bring home two wins from Canada over the weekend.

Doss, the 2011 world champion, had the lowest scores of any competitor in three of four rounds in the open men’s division to finish with a 31-under 210 total.

Avery Jenkins, Valarie Jenkins’ brother also a former world champ, finished runner-up with a 19-under 222. He shot a 54 to Doss’ 55 in the second round.

Valarie Jenkins consistently threw the lowest score over four rounds in the women’s open division, matching runner-up Desiree Reading in Round 1 but earning round scores of at least two under anyone else for the rest of the tournament. Valarie Jenkins finished with a 3-over 241 for the win. Reading threw a 248 total.

Results in this report are from the PDGA website.

Suzanne Riedinger launched into the Monterey Bay from Capitola on her 14-foot paddleboard at 6:03 a.m. on Aug. 29 with the intention to arrive in Monterey in time for the lunch specials.

Nine hours and 50 minutes later, the 67-year-old Rio Del Mar resident had missed the lunch specials — but she did see two years of training finally culminate in her quest to make it across the bay.

Riedinger, who has been prone paddling since the 1980s, completed her 31.72-mile trip along the coast solo, and without a support boat.

“I was too cheap to hire a boat,” Riedinger said with a laugh, noting that if she had made the trip when she first intended, she would have had one.

Originally, Riedinger planned to participate in the the Ghost Ryders Watermen Club’s Bay Crossing in 2011. Instead, she came down with shingles and was unable to participate.

Riedinger altered her plans and decided to do the 2012 crossing instead. Then, that event was cancelled.

Not to be deterred again, she decided to do it on her own.

Riedinger — armed with a GPS, Cambelbak and snacks — was making good time for the first half of her trip. Then, she reached Moss Landing, and the lunch specials started slipping out of reach. Southwest winds started whipping and the swell started building.

Riedinger, who wasn’t wearing a wetsuit and didn’t have a leash, said she just looked like one of the white caps.

“There were places where I questioned my own sanity,” Riedinger said of finding herself out in the choppy water with no boats in sight.

In the end, though, Riedinger completed the trip safely, grabbed a bite at the Sandbar & Grill with friend Karen Waterman — who picked Riedinger up and drove her back to Santa Cruz, and was happy to be able to add her name to a list of women that inspired her to venture across the bay in the first place.

To her knowledge (although she says there may be more), women to have previously made the entire trek across the bay by paddleboard were Jane McKenzie, Beth Pitts, Nicole Kennedy, Jennifer Jones and Robin Janiszeufski in 1995, as well as Ramona d’Viola and an unknown woman.

If you know of another woman to have paddled across the bay, go ahead and leave the details in the comments.

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