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Saturday Race Capsules...

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Photo:  Big Lake Podium (L-R) - Liv, Kort & Kelly

 

WASECA SPRINT - BROOKS GROSSINGER became a three-time Waseca champion yesterday at the 9th edition of this event, and he won convincingly. The win was his first of the season after four consecutive 2nd place finishes. The victory was also a milestone, his 30th multisport W.

Grossinger, 40, has set three masters records this year and appears to be a shoo-in for a MOY nomination. 

Joining Brooks in the Winner's Circle, was SUZIE FOX, who had also won the long course version of this race a few years back. (The Waseca 1/3 which had a seven year run, ending in 2015.) Brooks' margin of victory was 4:40, and Suzie's was even wider: 6:32. The W was the 39th of Fox's stellar career.

The 2017 Waseca Sprint and Super Sprint, which was won by Iowa's CHAD MARCHANT and Waconia's ZOE BUTLER, had approximately 170 finishers. RESULTS

 

LAKE MINNEWASKA TRIATHLON - ANDY ZABEL collected his 4th career multisport win yesterday at the LMT, half of which were posted this season. (He also won Graniteman Clearwater Olympic.) Andy was coming off a half IM PR (4:26:40) the previous weekend at Chisago....

 

The women's race was won by Benson's ROXANNE LORENZ, who will be going into next weekend's Green Lake Triathlon, where she has  excelled, with boosted confidence.

Ninety athlete's finished this year's race.  RESULTS

 

GRANITEMAN-BIG LAKE - This year's Sprint race was won by JOSH MORK, who now has two career tri wins, and 17-year-old TAYLOR LUNDQUIST, who became the third junior--ANDERS BROMAN and KYLE SWENSON--to claim an outright win this season in a Minnesota event. Taylor was coming off a superb effort the previous weekend and has shown that she is definitely on the rise. A Junior of the Year nomination appears to be on her horizon.

The G-Man Olympic was won by CHRIS TATTON, whose 2:01:15 is the 2nd fastest men's time in the three-year history of this event. The win was the 4th for the 40-year-old from Blaine.

As billed, the battle between stars KORTNEY HAAG and KELLY TROM was epic, with Haag prevailing in a course record 2:13:09. Trom's runner-up 2:14:00 also bettered the old mark, which was set by Kelly in 2016. The victory was the 20th of Kort's multisport career.  

Approximately 350 athletes participated and racing conditions were ideal.  RESULTS

 

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