OCBP’s Lexi Santer Places in International Competition

first_imgLexi Santer wins the paddleboard race at the Ocean City Women’s Lifeguard Invitational on July 29, 2015.Ocean City Beach Patrol lifeguard Lexi Santer placed in seven events at the 2015 International Surf Rescue Challenge in Australia from Thursday to Sunday.The 19-year-old represented the United States team, which place third in the world competition with 118 points, behind Australia (236 points) and New Zealand (228 points).The international competition is held every two years and includes teams from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Korea, New Zealand, USA and Japan. This year’s event was held at Maroochydore Beach on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast in Australia.Santer is a three-year guard with OCBP and a rising sophomore at Duquesne University. She earned the honor of representing the U.S. and regional United States Lifesaving Association competitions.She competed in swimming, running and paddleboarding events, including the following:Open Female Beach Flags: 7th placeOpen Female Beach Relay: 3rd place (behind New Zealand and Australia with Annie Fittin, Carter Graves and Sandi Woodhead)Open Female Beach Sprint: 8th placeOpen Female Board Rescue: 3rd place (With Carter Graves)Open Female Tube Rescue: 3rd place (behind Australia and New Zealand with Annie Fittin, Carter Graves and Sandi Woodhead)Open Female Surf Race: 5th placeOpen Mixed Surf Team: 2nd place (behind Australia with Patrick and Kevin Fink, and Annie Fittin)Santer is a native of Wilmington, Del., and a summer resident of Ocean City.last_img

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