Newcomers shine in triathlon

PORT HARDY — Rebecca Olesen and Scott Harris won the women’s and men’s adult divisions, but numerous first-time competitors in the youth races were the real winners in Sunday’s Try a Tri, hosted by the Tri-Port Multisport Club at Port Hardy Recreation Centre.

Louise Olesen

PORT HARDY — Rebecca Olesen and Scott Harris won the women’s and men’s adult divisions, but numerous first-time competitors in the youth races were the real winners in Sunday’s Try a Tri, hosted by the Tri-Port Multisport Club at Port Hardy Recreation Centre.

In all, 24 participants took part in the triathlon, which combines swimming, cycling and running. That included a dozen youngsters who competed at a variety of distances in the event.

Ashley Cadwallader was the top finisher in the beginner youth division, posting a time of 17 minutes, 52 seconds for a 50-metre swim, 10-minute stationary bike ride and a 500-metre run.

Noah Jensen clocked 20:50 in the next division up, with a 100m swim, 3.5-kilometer bike ride and 1km run.

Kaleigh Harris posted a 23:53 to top the youth division with a 150m swim, 4km bike and 1.5km run.

In the advance youth division, Liam Aoki took 31:45 to cover a 300m swim, 7km bike and 2km run.

The adult class featured a 400m swim, 10km bike and 2.5km run. Olesen topped the field of seven women with an impressive time of 39:41, while Harris notched a 33:32 to pace the men.

Full results appear in Scoreboard, below.

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