Race Coverage

Woolsey Wins....

rock-stars.gifPhoto - St. Cloud area's tri sisters (L-R): Amy Woolsey, Judy Peters and Pam Stevens.

 

Chain of Lakes Triathlon - Sauk Rapids' fifty-genarian Amy Woolsey has always raced well at COLT. Yesterday, at the 14th edition of that Alex-based tri, she turned in her fastest time--1:11:01--and her best placing--1st overall woman--ever. The statuesque math teacher outdistanced her nearest challenger, Pauline McJilton, 48, who like Woolsey, has done her best racing during the last 3-4 season, by 2:38. Rounding out the women's podium was 54-year-old Mary Deeg, who like Woolsey, is statuesque, and like Woolsey and McJilton, is one of the nicest people you'll ever meet.

For Amy, it was her first tri win and 2nd multi victory of her career, which began at the inaugural edition of COLT in 2002.

Also rocking socks in the women's competition was 63-year-old Sheri Schrock, who placed 4th overall. It was her 2nd divisional win in as many starts this year. Last week at Falls Du, she lowered her own 60-64W CR by more than three minutes. Shrock was runner-up for Minnesota Grand  Master of the Year in 2015....

May 7 Results...Updated...

Hey Everyone  - Great racing happened in Alexandria--CHAIN OF LAKES TRI--and Square Lake--CINCO DU MAYO--this morning. Colt coverage with photos and results will post tomorrow. Cinco verbage and images will post on Monday.

ED. - We just learned that Diane Hankee was the 6th amateur / 2nd 35-39 woman at today's St. George 70.3.

Dauer Does it Again...

aurora-and-louis.gif32nd Morris Tinman - Team Minnesota's Sheena Dauer kicked off her breakout season in 2015 with a convincing win at the Morris Tinman's Olympic-ish Distance Triathlon. It was like deja vu all over again for Dauer last Saturday when she repeated as Tinman champ, and recorded her, according to our records, fifth multisport win since her first one on August of 2014 at Green Lake.

Sheena was joined in T-Man's winners circle by Paul Wymar, who like Dauer, made the 50.32 mile drive (distance-cities.com) from Montevideo, which is a good bar town (Topper's, Duggy's, Inn Like Flinn et al). Paul, who is a forestry guy who knows more about geomorphology than most folks, was also victorious here in 2014. FYI, He did some time in The Peace Corps and has been to Paraguay. How cool is that!

Paul has two extremely cute kids (photo).

To secure the win, Paul had to run down Josh Duda. In the end, only four seconds separated those guys....

Rochester's Wrecking Balls....

Top-3.gifThe women's podium: Ruth, Jenn and Dani. Two records and a PR!

FALLS DUATHLON - They came in like a pair of wrecking balls and smithereenisized the women's pro and amateur records at the 8th annual Falls Du last Saturday. Actually, there wasn't a prior pro record, but if there was one, Ruth would have nuked it.

Rochester's Ruth Brennan Morrey, a two-time US Elite Duathlete of the Year, and Dani Vsetecka, Minnesota's 2015 Rookie of the Year, managed to crack the 1:10 mark on Falls' 2-14-3 course, RBM by a sick 4:23, Dani by twelve seconds. The fastest women's clocking in the first seven editions of this event was Suzie Fox's 1:11:39, set in 2015, the year Ms. Fox won eleven multis and was named Minnesota Triathlete of the Year and USAT Duathlete of the Year Honorable Mention....

"Overall...a Good Day"...

HL-and-alecia-kaye.gifPhoto - Heather with 2016 women's pro runner-up Alecia Kaye.

By Heather Lendway (heatherlendway.com)

St. Anthony's Race Report - I knew this race was going to be tough with World Champions, Olympians, repeat 70.3 champions and past St. Anthony’s champions on the start line.  Oddly, I never really got too nervous in the week or even days leading into the race.  I was feeling much more confident heading into this race just knowing I was healthy throughout my training and not fighting an extended illness like my last training block.  It also helps that it was the second time I’d be racing on the course and I’ve now raced many of the athletes on the start list, so I had a good idea of what to expect....

"The Most Entertaining Form of Triathlon"...

HL-TX.gifBy Heather Lendway (heatherlendway.com)

RACE REPORT  -Last week I raced my first Major League Triathlon race in Temple, Texas.  If you don’t know about the series you should check in out at www.majorleaguetriathlon.com.  It’s a series of four events featuring age group races, a pro mixed relay super sprint (the most entertaining form of triathlon), clinics with the pros, meet and greets with the pros, a festival and a concert.  It’s a full weekend with activities for everyone and a great opportunity to interact with professionals in the sport....

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