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3-509th dominates combat cross country canoe, run event

Sam Perlick, front, and Stewart Lindsay, 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, rush their canoe to the finish line of the first portion of the Canoe and Run event in the Combat Cross Country Series at Otter Lake July 18. Perlick and Lindsay were the first canoe team across the finish line.

photos by John Pennell/Fort Richardson PAO

Sam Perlick, front, and Stewart Lindsay, 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, rush their canoe to the finish line of the first portion of the Canoe and Run event in the Combat Cross Country Series at Otter Lake July 18. Perlick and Lindsay were the first canoe team across the finish line.

PAO staff report

The five-Soldier team from 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, finished first in both portions of the Canoe and Run event July 18 at Otter Lake on Fort Richardson in the ongoing Combat Cross Country Series.

Stewart Lindsay and Sam Perlik got things rolling, piloting their canoe across Otter Lake and around the buoys marking the course well ahead of the other competitors to give the teamís three runners a decent head start.

The runners, carrying 35-pound rucksacks, cruised over the nearly four-mile course, with 3-509thís Dustin Settles, Jacob Torrey and Patrick Altenburg finishing first, second and third, respectively.

The Headquarters Detachment, 59th Signal Battalion, team finished second, followed by the team from E Company, 725th Brigade Support Battalion.

The final event in the Combat Cross Country series, the 10-Mile Relay, is scheduled for Sept. 12 at 2 p.m. starting at Attu Hall. Registration and rucksack weigh-in will begin at 1 p.m.

For more information, contact the Buckner Physical Fitness Center Sports Office at 384-1304.

 

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Dustion Settles, 3- 509th, heads toward the finish line in the run portion of the event. Settles was the first Soldier to complete the run.

Joseph Alhadi, front, and John Goschke, both of E Company, 725th Brigade Support Battalion, bring their canoe to shore. The pair finished second in the canoe portion of the event.

Joseph Alhadi, front, and John Goschke, both of E Company, 725th Brigade Support Battalion, bring their canoe to shore. The pair finished second in the canoe portion of the event.

Kevin Weeks and Tiffany Brock, E Company, 725th Brigade Support Battalion, drag their canoe toward the finish line.

Kevin Weeks and Tiffany Brock, E Company, 725th Brigade Support Battalion, drag their canoe toward the finish line.