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TRINONA XI - Avenging the rashy crash she endured the previous weekend at the Pleasant Prairie Junior Triathlon in Kenosha, Wisconsin, 15-year-old MACY IYER not only won her AG, she won the overall women's title in Trinona's Sprint race. It was the 2nd "adult" victory of her multisport career. She had also won at Cinco Du Mayo Sprint in 2018, where she crushed the junior record.

Iyer was unable to reset the girls record at Trinona, though she came within 14 seconds of doing so. FYI, it was her own AG record she was chasing, a 1:06:22 she posted in 2017 in a 2nd place effort at the age of 13!

A Junior of the Year nominee in 2018, Macy faced 10 fellow teenage girls last Sunday, and beat her closest AG rival by 3:54.

Placing 2nd in the women's Sprint, 1:23 after Iyer, was Trinona veteran MICHELLE MANRIQUE-FLEMING, 34, of Chicago.

Third place was earned by WHITNEY GREILANGER, 33, of St. Paul. We tried to find racing results for Whitney but came up empty. We did learn, however, that she grew up in Somerset, Wisconsin, studied environment stuff at UW-Oshkosh, loves dogs, has parachuted, and been to Sedona, Arizona...


Joining Macy in the Trinona Sprint Winners Circle was Winona-ian NICHOLAS PERGANDE, whose 58:41 bettered his previous best here by 28 seconds. Wisconsin teen PRESTON GUTTENBERG also managed to slip inder the one hour mark (59:29), as did bronze medalist JASON FISCHER (59:50) of Rochester.


Making it two-in-a-row in Trinona's Olympic race, Minnesota's most challenging international distance race by far, was Iowa State Cyclone JEFF METTLER. His 2:04:09 was five seconds faster than his 2018 clocking. His margin of victory, though, was much narrower than the 8:38 he enjoyed a year ago, but that was to be expected because PATRICK PARISH was in the field.

Parish's Trinona debut did yield a 2nd place finish, his 3rd podium in four starts this season. His time was 2:06:15.

Taylor, Wisconsin's ANDREW ERNST took 3rd in 2:10:29. Ernst won the Trinona Sprint in 2017 in the outstanding time of 54:44!

With 2018 women's Olympic winner GABY BUNTEN busy throwing down a 2nd place performance at Madison 70.3, her closest rival last year, Iowan REBECCA NAUGHTON came into this year's race as the clear favorite.

It couldn't have been more clear. Naughton's winning time of 2:16:13 was slightly more than ten minutes faster than in 2018. More impressive was her 13:08 margin over runner-up KATE HORNER of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.

Taking 3rd was 2016 Minnesota Most Improved / Team MInnesota member ERIN HYDMAN-FARRENS

Erin also raced here in 2017, where she also placed 3rd in the women's Olympic competition.

More than 500 athletes were enrolled in this year's Trinona events.  RESULTS


Top Photo - Macy Iyer

Page 2 Photo - Jeff Mettler and Patrick Parish



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