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Smith Wellness Center Youth Tri-Athlon

By Staff | Aug 11, 2009

TRI-ATHLONG?PARTICIPANTS - Youth Tri-Athlon participants all won medals for their participation in the 2009 Smith Wellness Center Youth Tri-Athlong this past Saturday morning. The participants were, in front, from left to right: Gretchen Hofstad, Tattum Fries, Morgan Jamison, Cheyanne Fries and McCoy Helle, all of Emmetsburg. In back, from left toright, are Sam Baker and Chloe Baker of Spencer, Darion Helle and Zach Anderson, both of Emmetsburg. - Dan Voigt photo

A total of nine youths between the ages of seven to 13 turned out on Saturday morning to participate in the Smith Wellness Center Youth Sprint Tri-Athalon at Iowa Lakes Community College in Emmetsburg. The Youth Sprint Triathlon featured a swim in the Wellness Center pool, followed by bike rides and a running event.

Competitors in the 7-8 year old age group had to swim 25 yards in the Wellness Center pool, bicycle 1.5 miles and run a half-mile fun run for their competition.

For the competitors in the 9-10 year age group, the swim was 50 yards in the Wellness Center pool, followed by a 2.5-mile bike ride and one-mile fun run.

The 11-13 year old competitors had to swim 100 yards in the Wellness Center pool, bicycle 3.5-miles and run a 1.5-mile fun run for their event.

Results are as follows:

Boys 7-8

1 – Sam Baker, Spencer

2 – McCoy Helle, Emmetsburg

3 – Tattum Fries, Emmetsburg

Girls 7-8

1 – Cheyanne Fries, Emmetsburg

2 – Morgan Jamison, Emmetsburg

3 – Gretchen Hofstad, Emmetsburg

Girls 9-10

1 – Darion Helle, Emmetsburg

2 – Choloe Baker, Spencer

Boys 11-14

1 – Zach Anderson, Emmetsburg