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Triathlon

Results for the Jaffrey Mini Triathlon

Three-person team posts best time in event’s 6-year history

Over the first five years of the Jaffrey Mini Triathlon, the number of participants had slowly grown.

But on Sunday, the event reached new heights. Last year was the record high of 45, but the 74 to test their athletic abilities against the five-plus mile course put the attendance right where Jaffrey Parks and Recreation Director Walt Pryor would like it.

“I’d like to be up around 50-75 because it makes it a good, but manageable event,” said Pryor. “This is where I’d like to be. We’re a small department.”

And for the first time, it was a team that posted the best time of the day.

“I believe that’s the fastest time we’ve had,” said Pryor.

Nate Wheeler, Maggie O’Leary and Peter White combined for a time of 27 minutes and 29 seconds and held off the top individual, Bennett Cooper from Greenwich, Conn. Cooper, who finished runner-up last year to Pryor’s youngest son Michael, finished in 27:58 to lead all the individuals.

The event consists of a 220-yard swim in Lake Contoocook, followed by a 3.4-mile bike ride around the lake and is finished with a 1.75-mile run to Community Field along Rails to Trails.

“It’s really a fun event and people see the distances and they’re saying ‘I can do this.’”

A total of 32 signed up to tackle the course by themselves, while 14 teams accounted for the other 42 participants.

“We had a lot of teams,” said Pryor. “And the cool thing was we had a lot of adult teams whose kids were doing it.”

Andrew Hunt grabbed the second individual position in 29:18, after the team of Margo White, Marcel Brown and William Brown posted the third best time and second for teams.

For results, see page 12.

Individuals

1. Bennett Cooper 27:58

2. Andrew Hunt 29:18

3. Mike Smith 31:38

4. Bill Putnam 32:37

5. Michael George 32:57

6. Erin Kelly 33:02

7. Jim Kingston 33:06

8. Scott Hurd 33:09

9. Hannah Sullivan 33:15

10. Meghan Foley 33:24

11. Gretchen Smith 34:03

12. Nick Hill 34:24

13. Becka Kingston 35:11

14. Ursula Johannesson 35:25

15. Carolyn Dodge 37:24

16. Mary McGrath 37:31

17. Bernd Foecking 37:56

18. Lisa Cooper 39:39

19. Nathan Crory 39:55

20. Noelle Fraser 41:07

21. Kelly Parker 41:08

22. Katherine Foecking 43:08

23. Cathy George 43:22

24. Lora Biron 43:47

25. Peggy Ueda 46:06

26. Kristin Allen 46:14

27. Carter Hunt 49:30

28. David Dowland 55:10

29. Lara Dowland 55:40

30. Brayden Hunt 58:39

Teams

1. Nate Wheeler, Maggie O’Leary, Peter White, 27:29

2. Margo White, Marcel Brown, William Brown, 28:33

3. Aaron Bresnick, Derek Williams, Colby Whitcomb, 30:38

4. Garrett Cournoyer, Scott LaBrecque, Anthony Gauthier, 32:31

5. Ben Wheeler, Kevin Foley, Tony O’Leary, 35:28

6. Hanna O’Leary, Kahe O’Leary, Caroline McGrath, 37:14

7. Louise O’Leary, Ann Wheeler, Emily Foley, 37:29

8. Alicia Cournoyer, Mark
Cournoyer, Joe Collins, 38:19

9. Taylor Clough, Caroline
Trowbridge, Olivia Clark, 41:08

10. Abby Wheeler, Johnny
McGrath, Erin Foley, Gabby
McGrath, 41:58

11. Mackenzie King, Samantha Blood, Bailey Cohen, 42:08

12. Henry Winiecki, Sigmund
Winiecki, Marc Winiecki, 55:11

13. Erica Rowland, Hayden
Rowland, Bella Rowland, 58:54

14. Margaret Winiecki, Betsy Winiecki, 1:13:07

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