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By Georgie Kulczyk
The Courier 

Fort Peck Triathlon a Success

 

Georgie Kulczyk / The Courier

CJ Kemmis hits the halfway point of the 12-mile bicycle leg of the Fort Peck Triathlon held Aug. 27.

GEORGIE KULCZYK

THE COURIER

Despite some of the competitors experiencing some apparent pre-race jitters, a fun time was had by all at the Fort Peck Triathlon, and the weather was perfect.

The event was held at Flat Lake Aug. 27 and drew participants from as far as Scobey.

The adult portion of the event began with an 800-meter open water swim, and seemed to cause trepidation in multiple participants. All competitors finished the leg, however, with Krista Scott exiting the water with a significant lead over the rest of the pack.

The second leg of the race consisted of a 12-mile bicycle ride across the face of the dam and back to Flat Lake. The first cyclist to make the turn-around point at the West end of the dam was Randy Holom from Team We Tri, followed closely by individual competitors Jason Wolfe and the aforementioned Scott.

To finish the race, the participants completed a 5K run from the checkpoint at Flat Lake, across the spillway, and back again.

Taking the top spot in the team category was Team We Tri, which consisted of Holom on bicycle, his son Nicholas as the runner, and Janiel Olson, who braved the swim portion of the event.

Scott took the top spot for the women, finishing in 1:26.13, while Wolfe finished first for the men in 1:27.17.

Following the adult portion of the events, the kids had their turn at a more subdued course – at least in distance.

Rescue swimmers were on hand during the event to monitor the swim portion of the race, and other volunteers directed traffic, offered hydration, timed the events, and more.

Event organizer, Carin Barnett, expects to have more participants next year, attributing the lower number of registrants this year to the road construction in and around Fort Peck. "I just didn't push it so much this year because of the road construction, but I hope to have about 60-70 next year," she explained.

Results:

Youth boys

1. Bode Barnett, 13:07

2. Aidan Redstone, 14:29

3. Tristan Vandall, 15:40

4. Charlie Cornwell, 15:50

5. Carter Holte, 17:09

Youth girls

1. Amelia Scott, 15:53

2. Kimber Dulaney, 16:09

3. Ella Eggebrecht, 22:31:35

4.Alexys Wittmayer, 22:31:77

5. Tarin Vandall, no time

Women

1. Krista Scott, 1:26:13

2. Alison Flaten, 1:37:25

3. Carin Barnett, 1:49:39

4. Dionne Nieskens, 1:58:28

5. Melani Vandall, 2:11:15

6. Demi Aune, 2:22:10

7. Juli Cornwell, 2:22:11

7. Sara Wittmayer, 2:22:11

Men

1. Jason Wolfe, 1:27:17

2. Jordan Viegut, 1:32:11

3. CJ Kemmis, 1:33:18

4. Brad Solberg, 1:41:21

5. Micah Solberg, 1:45:27

6. Christian Solberg, 1:56:39

Team

1. We Tri, 1:18:53

2. Severe Clear, 1:36:06

3. Team Name for What, 1:43:19

 

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