Race Coverage

Dan W. Rocks at YWCA Finale...

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As we mentioned in yesterday's post, the April 8 season finale of the YWCA INDOR TRI SERIES enjoyed a record turn-out. One hundred and fourteen athletes finished, thirty-four more than the previous attendance record.

Leading the way in the long course (600yd - 12 -5K) event, unsurprisingly, was seasoned vet DAN WESTERHAUS, whose 49:08 was a season, perhaps even an event, record. Dan is a totally cool guy who is into Skijoring with his German Shepherd, Niko. He has eclectic musical taste and loves adult cartoons, like "Family Guy" and "The Simpsons."

Taking 2nd place, also not surprisingly, is 2017 Minnesota Junior of the Year runner-up CARTER DEICHMAN, 17. Carter, a soft-spoken young man with great hair, popped a 51:20, a junior record.

Finishing 3rd in the long race was YWCA Indoor stalwart BRIAN ZAMBONI, who posted these other impressive results here: 1st on January 22, 4th on February 18, 3rd on March 18. His 53:21 on April 8 was his personal best.

The long course women were led by MARIA CHUI, who turned in a 54:09. We'd love to tell you more about her, but we were unable find anything online.

Second and third respectively in the women's long event were earned by MEG KELLEY and JENNY BREEN. Kelly won the first two YWCA Indoor Tris, though her time--54:41 on April 8, was a PR for the Series. 

Breen, 52, is an avid endurance athlete with impressive results in running, outdoor tri and nordic sking....

 

The Top 3 finishers in the YWCA's Sprint on April 8 were JAKE KUESTER, who eeked out a one second victory over runner-up LEAH HOLT, and bronze medalist LINDSAY HEMMINGER. Holt, 48, is an avid long distance runner. She placed 3rd in the women's Sprint here in February.

We were unable to find stuff about Kuester and Hemminger. Sorry.

Finally, the Mini Tri on April 8 was won outright by KRISTIN KRATZ, 49. JOE MORRIS, 25, placed 2nd overall and earned the men's title. RESULT

 

 

 

 

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