Salute the Tinman Triathlon Athletes

Bryce Hiigel turned in the fastest time for this year’s Tinman Triathlon in Lamar, sponsored this past Saturday, August 20 at Willow Creek Park.  Each year, the Lamar Parks and Recreation Department hosts the triathlon which is open to men, women, kids and team competition.   

Hiigel won the individual event, posting a time of one hour, fourteen minutes, according to Matt Neuhold, the Parks and Rec Department Coordinator.  Joel Farra won the Senior Division with a time of one hour, twenty-seven minutes and thirty seconds. 

Lexie Orvin took first in the women’s division at 01:27:03 and Leann Halgren posted a first in the Senior Division at 02:02:50.  Christy Ludwig and Josh Davis won the mixed team match with a time of 01:23:00 and first place honors went to the female team of Kammi Anderson and Robin Thacker at 01:59:46.  The men’s team of Greg and Tim Ludwig posted their first place win with a time of 01:41:27.   

Neuhold said there were 61 entries for this year’s competition, one of the largest turnouts in several years.  The competition was broken into various categories including a 500 yard swim, a 14.5 mile bike ride and a five kilometer run. 

By Russ Baldwin


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