Craig Allen paddles through the Tamihi Rapids at last weekend's Rich Weiss Memorial slalom races.

Paddlers tear through Tamihi Rapids

Local paddlers ripped through the rapids at the 2013 Rich Weiss Memorial slalom kayak and canoe races.

The Chilliwack Centre of Excellence hosted the Rich Weiss Memorial slalom races last Sunday, with paddlers taking on the Tamihi Rapids in 10 races.

On the men’s K1 (kayak) side, John Allen took the open race with a time of 111.19, beating Joel Martin (116.69) and Ken Daugherty (129.49).

The K1 cadet class went to Avery Wilkins and the junior class went to Sam Fletcher, with a time of 135.00.

The K1 masters race was won by David Zimmermen with a time of 123.77, edging David Johnson (129.57) and Rufus Knapp (131.10).

The C1 (canoe) race went to Craig Allen with a time of 122.21.

On the women’s side, Jazmyne Denhollander took the open race with a time of 117.85.

Ally Moore won the open plastic division at 317.94.

The masters race went to Lisa Day with a time of 159.47.

The women’s K2 race, teaming a cadet with an adult, went to Isabel Taylor and John Allen.

The men’s K2 race, teaming a youth with an adult, went to Rhys Taylor and Allen.