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Another W For Hawkins...



ONE LAST TRI - Just 23 seconds separated the women's podium finishers last Sunday at the 15th One Last Tri Sprint Triathlon. Eventual winner BIRTE FRETWELL, a strong runner who moved to the Twin Cities in 2020, outran the competition after losing ground in the first two legs. Our research revealed that the multiligual, well-traveled cat-loving Fretwell (photo) has only done a handful of tris.

Second place 12-seconds behind Fretwell was SHELLEY TSCHIDA, pronounced "Cheetah," whose last multisport races were in 2015. Finishing 11-seconds after Shelley was SARAH BERSETH, who had also placed 3rd the previous weekend at Square Lake 70.3.

Leading the way in this 116 finisher race was UM's QUINTON KNEELAND, who was coming off a fine performance at Maple Grove Olympic (4th place - 1:59:22) He finished 3:59 in front of UM runner-up JOHN BOASE, a UM teammate....

Winning her 3rd Minnesota multi in  six starts this season was KRISTEN HAWKINS, whose 2:20:04 placed her 3rd overall in the 52-finisher One Last Tri Olympic race. She was joined in the Winners Circle by DILLON WILLIAMS (2:06:26), who placed 3rd the previous weekend at Square Lake Sprint.

As it's name suggests, One Last Tri is the final swim-bike-run on our state's 2021 racing calendar. There is one more event, however, the Oakdale Fall Calssic Duathlon at Lake Elmo Park Reserve on Saturday, October 2. RACE INFO

One Last Tri results can be found at Frontrunnerusa.com.