Around 320 participants of all ages took part in the Sprint Triathlon and the Kids of Steel Triathlon on Sunday.

Triathletes compete in Sprint event

Athletes from Summerland and around the province took part in the Sprint Triathlon and Kids of Steel Triathlon at Peach Orchard Beach on Sunday.

Athletes from Summerland and around the province took part in the Sprint Triathlon and Kids of Steel Triathlon at Peach Orchard Beach on Sunday.

There were 160 adults in the Sprint Triathlon and 169 children in the Kids of Steel event. David Matheson of Penticton finished in first place with a time of 1:00:32.

Jesse Vanoene and Gary Wade, both of Kelowna, battled it out for the second and third spots, finishing in 1:04:04 and 1:04:07 respectively.

Lee Agur was the first male from Summerland, with an overall placing of 30th. His time of 1:13:04 put him in second place in his category.

Collette Shanner was the first woman from Summerland, finishing 60th overall with a time of 1:21:20 to place sixth out of 20 in her category

Athletes donated $80 to the Summerland Food Bank as part of their registration.

TriPower Triathlon Club of Summerland, with 50 children between the ages of five and 15, had 36 members participating.

In the six to seven age category, Maia McCoy, Keirsten Sorenson, Tayla Ingram, Pascal Benoit, Holden Girard and Noa Russil participated.

For Sorensen, Ingram and Benoit, this was their first triathlon.

In the eight to nine age category, Summerland participants were Connor Berrisford, Holden Berrisford, William Rodriguez, Becky Rodriguez, Tyler Piket, Colby Yurkiw, Keegan Ingram, Quinten Pearson, Owen Lemoine, Hannah Wagner, Paige Russil, Koen Buckingham, Mina Plato, Chloe Alex, Mary Benoit, Heming Sola and Delaney Sorensen. Ingram, Wagner, Plato, Alex and Sorensen competed for the first time.

In the 10 to 11 category, participants were Haley Berrisford, Keegan Foley, Tieran Foley, Nathan Piket, Jaeda Yurkiw, Natalie Benoit, Luc Benoit and Emma Russil. Natalie Benoit and Luc Benoit were first-time competitors.

In the 12 to 13 category, Summerland participants were Kaitlin Goodman, Jaedyn Foley, Elia Rodriguez, Riley Kascak and Stephanie Ortiz.

In addition, 70 local volunteers helped with the event and hundreds of prizes were donated by area businesses.

Dirty Laundry Vineyard sponsored the adult sprint race while Penny Lane Bargain Outlet, Murray’s Pizza, Summerland Credit Union and Summerland Dental Centre sponsored the Kids of Steel Race.


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