Triple Threat Triathlon draws 32 participants


Emily May, 14, was the first female finisher at Saturday?s Triple Threat Triathlon. The event, in its second year, brought the May family up from Wichita. Nicholas May, 10, set the fastest mark among males and three of their siblings finished first by age group.

The annual Triple Threat Triathlon, now in its second year, brought 32 youths and their families to Hillsboro Saturday?a dozen more than the inaugural event drew last year. Ranging in age from seven to 14, 13 girls and 19 boys participated.

Each participant swam 100 meters in the pool, biked four miles and completed a one-mile run. The event was conducted in the Family Acquatic Center and the adjacent Sports Complex and included a temporary bike lane marked with cones along D Street.

Emily May, 14, finished in 23:19?the fastest female time recorded. May?s 1:41 swim was also the fastest time recorded by any competitor.

Julie Sinclair, 12, shaved exactly four minutes off of the 31:51 she recorded as last year?s top female.

The fastest male time was recorded by Nicholas May, 10, at 21:53. The previous best was the 22:33 recorded by Jon Murphy last year.


Following are other top results from each division:

n Age 7-9 boys: 1. Joe Knoll 30:08; 2. Luke Hetrick 30:10; 3. Evan Henderson 31:46.

n Age 7-9 girls: 1. Lauren May 26:52; 2. Elizabeth Kettler 33:13; 3. Eden Hadley 40:15.

n Age 10-12 boys: 1. Lucas May 22:39; 2. Matthew Wilson 25:03; 3. Andrew Hetrick 26:24.

n Age 10-12 girls: 1. Shannon Heiser 27:21; 2. Julie Sinclair 27:51; 3. Alex Ratzlaff 29:39.

n Age 13-15 boys: 1. Adam May 22:02; 2. Shane Hoyle 37.69.

n Age 13-15 girls: 1. Danae Bina 29:12; 2. Naomi Walker 38:38.


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