Nite Moves features fastest 5k, ocean swim of season

Ben Brewer has competed in all three ocean swims at Nite Moves this season, winning Wednesday's 1k race.

A pair of season-best times highlighted Wednesday evening’s Nite Moves event in Santa Barbara.

Josh Stichter recorded the fastest 5k time of the young season at 16 minutes and 41 seconds.

Ben Brewer did the same in the 1k swim with a time of 13:20.

Stichter, 28, lowered the fastest time in the 5k by nine seconds while Brewer, 14, lowered olympian Mark Warkentin’s time from last week by two seconds.

There were 280 runners and 118 ocean swimmers.


Lisa Dunn was the top female finisher in the 5k, clocking in at 20:11. Dunn was 17th overall.

Female finishers claimed the third through fifth spots in the ocean swim. Ali Powell beat out Katherine Warren and Olivia Smith with a time of 14:03.

In the aquathon, Jason Smith is 2-for-2 after winning the opening week and again on Wednesday. Smith’s time of 37:31 edged Deven Dierenfield by five seconds.

Brewer went on to complete the aquathon after his winning swim and finished third overall. Warren’s aquathon time of 41:21 was best amongst the females.

Nite Moves will return next Wednesday for its fourth week of the season.