Port Hardy's Kristian Jensen makes a turn while competing in the 15-17-year age group of the annual Comox Valley Tri-K Triathlon Sunday.

Port Hardy's Kristian Jensen makes a turn while competing in the 15-17-year age group of the annual Comox Valley Tri-K Triathlon Sunday.

Triathletes garner medal haul in annual Comox Tri-K

Port Hardy contingent cleans up in individual and team categories of swimming, biking and running competition

COMOX—Port Hardy’s Scott Harris won a gold medal in men’s individual sprint and daughter Kaleigh teamed with Emma Jensen and Steven Williamson to win the mixed youth relay Sunday in the annual Comox Valley Tri-K triathlon.

They were part of a sizeable contingent from the Triport Multi-sport Club who traveled and succeeded in the event, which combines swimming, cycling and running.

Scott Harris placed just behind Gold River’s Patrick Ney in the swimming and running, but easily won the biking portion to finish nearly two minutes in front in the men’s 40-49 division. His time of 1:14:39 was good for third overall among all age groups.

Jacob Jensen placed sixth in the same class.

In individual youth competition, Kristian Jensen claimed a bronze medal in the 15-17 male category and Jaylon Grenier finished sixth in the 12-14 male division.

In the women’s individual classification, Dianne Harris placed seventh and Wendie Jensen finished 10th in a large field of competitors in the 40-49 age group.

The club entered two mixed youth relay teams.

With Kaleigh Harris swimming, Emma Jensen cycling and Williamson running, the Paperclipz won the  12-14 age class by more than two minutes.

Noah Jensen, Madyson Harris and Ryan Patterson placed second in the 10-11 mixed class, just seven seconds behind the winners.