Canoeing and kayaking Haller and Taylor capture men's...

Sports Digest

April 10, 2000

Canoeing and kayaking

Haller and Taylor capture men's doubles canoe title

Lecky Haller and Matt Taylor had a flawless final run to win the men's doubles canoe title in the U.S. Slalom Olympic Trials in Ocoee River, Tenn.

David Hepp and Scott McCleskey finished in 1 minute, 58.50 seconds, but were penalized four seconds for two gate-touch penalties, giving them a two-run total of 4: 09.89. Haller and Taylor followed with their perfect run to finish with a 4: 06.89 total.

David Hearn (single canoe), Scott Shipley (single kayak) and Rebecca Bennett-Giddens (women's single kayak) also won titles in the three-day competition.

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