Valley residents won nine divisions of last weekend’s Spokane River Canoe Classic and several others placed among the top three.
In the marathon, which covered 12 miles from Post Falls to Plantes Ferry Park, Gene Black won the men’s downriver kayak race in 1:41.14. Danny Gard, in men’s sea kayak, finished first at 1:53.19.
Dan and Bill Close won the C-2 men’s heavy canoe class with Clay Nelson and Don Heber second.
Linda Bruseth and Bob Snider were first in C-2 mixed masters heavy canoe. And in C-2 men’s light canoe, Scott and Ed Honodel Jr. were second, Tom Smith and Dave Old were third.
During the citizens race, which covered seven miles from Post Falls to Harvard Bridge, Steve Morse won men’s sea kayak.
Women’s adult/youth heavy canoe went to Reba and Christina Hendrix, men’s adult/youth heavy canoe was won by Leni and Armand Selvaggio, men’s master light canoe was won by Lee Hall and Ed Honodel Sr.
In Men’s C-2 heavy canoe, Jon Jockers and John Schwartz placed first, Jon Wilkerson and Dave Bieber were third.
C-2 mixed heavy canoe competition saw Alan and Teri Machtmes place second with Beth, Kevin and Emily Orenstein placing third.
Meals on Wheels golf benefit
Spokane Valley Meals on Wheels will benefit during the fourth annual Senior Amateur Golf Tournament at Liberty Lake Golf Course in late July.
Last year the organization received $13,000 from the two-day event, which this year is undergoing some changes.
The format will become a two-person best ball on July 27, followed by a two-person scramble the next day.
Age has been lowered from 60 to 50 and the event will now include a women’s division.
Two men’s divisions are for ages 50-64 and for those age 64 and older.
The field will be limited to 144 entries (72 teams) at a cost of $40 per person. Prizes will be awarded and free lunch and drink tickets will be provided each day.
For information call Ken Symbol at 924-7460, Bill Curley at 922-2470, Wes Nord at 534-2909, or Valley Meals on Wheels at 924-6976.