Marquette kayakers medal at nationals

MARQUETTE – Marquette kayakers Ginny and Daryl Davis won medals at the U.S. Canoe Association’s National Canoe and Kayak Championships held in downstate Newaygo in early August.

Ginny Davis, 68, finished second in the K1 Women’s Veteran 500-meter sprint category for women ages 60 and over in 3 minutes 58.0 seconds.

Daryl Davis, 72, came in fifth in the K1 Men’s Veteran race for men ages 60 and over in 4:18.0. He also earned gold as the top entrant over age 70.

In marathon races that consisted of a four-mile loop of the Croton Dam Pond, a portage around the dam and a 12 1/4-mile segment of the nearby Muskegon River, Ginny Davis won the national championship in the Touring Kayak for the Veteran 1 category, while Daryl Davis was second in the Grand Veteran 1 Touring Kayak division.

Daryl Davis later added a third-place finish on the marathon course in the Grand Veteran 1 Sea Kayak race.