Race Coverage

Cheering Campers & Glasses-Eating Porta Potties...


By Sophie Rabino (U-Minnesota Tri Team Vice President)

Pigman Sprint Race Report - What a weekend!!

First off, we want to thank everyone who made this a fun and safe race atmosphere! We had a few mishaps along the way (bike falling off car, glasses dropping in porta potty, missing chain link, etc) but all 3 gophers crossed the finish line!

We started the morning in transition for our race briefing. After the announcements, we were walked in a single file line down to the beach for the swim start...kinda felt like we were back in kindergarten....

The lake was HOT which made for a slower swim. The bike was super nice on the way out and then we hit a pretty bad headwind and we all realized why we were flying at the beginning :)

Finally, we ran through a campground with lots of campers cheering along the way.

Quinn Kneeland was the first collegiate male finisher and Sophie Rabino got second for collegiate females. Huge shout-out to Morgan Kerfeld for finishing her first collegiate race with us!!

It was great to see so many MWCTC athletes -- hopefully we'll be able to race with everyone again soon. Overall it was a fun weekend and we were happy to be able to race safely with the majority of our other events cancelling.

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As always Minnesotans rocked at the 193-finisher Pigman Sprint, not just the above collegiate triumvirate. Here's some of the top finishers from our state:

5th Male Overall - 1st Master  - BRAD MITCHELL, 47, Rochester

6th Overall Male - 1st Junior / 1st HS Division - CARSON DEICHMAN, 17, Mankato

14th Overall Male - 1st AG - MITCHELL CLAYTON, 24, Rochester


3rd Overall Woman - LAUREN STEINKE, 21, St. Cloud - Racing for the University of Iowa

4th Overall Woman - KRISTINA SWENSON, 22, Rogers (photo L)

6th Overall Woman - SOPHIE RABINO, 22, Minneapolis - Racing for the University of Minnesota

7th Overall Woman / 1st AG - BETTE ROWLEY, 35, Burnsville - 

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