Saturday, July 20, 2013

Week in Review: 7/8 - 7/14

Last weekend was a busy one for BTT!

Lori McKellar, Matt Pokress, Shay Pokress, Janice Biederman and Tom Christofili all headed down to the Finger Lakes to race the various Musselman Triathlon events. Matt, Janice and Tom took first, fifth and fourth, respectively, in their age groups in the half iron distance, while Shay raced the aquabike and Lori represented the day prior in the sprint. Supposedly this race gives out wine for their age groups awards, so maybe we can look forward to a larger BTT presence here next year!

Also on Saturday, Paul Newman took fourth in his division at the DAM Triathlon in Amesbury, Bethany Edwards raced the Falmouth Sprint Triathlon and Krista Schepanovsky took first female overall at the 24-hour (yes, you read that correctly, it was 24 hours) Saratoga 12/24 ultra-cycling race, where she rode 202.5 miles. Meanwhile, Sean Sullivan was busy supporting Dana-Farber Cancer Institute by participating in Swim Across America Boston Harbor Islands Swim!

The next day, Tim Daley took his first podium ever by winning his age group at the Ellington Sprint Triathlon in CT, while rookie Katharina Moser raced MUCH farther away at the Freiburg Triathlon in Freiburg, Germany. Closer to home, all of our Appleman Triathlon participants went top four in their age group! Juli Jones Davenport and Ira Sills both took 2nd in their age groups, while Karen Ghiron Looney took fourth in hers. Brenda Chroniak took to the hills of Vermont, where she took 12th in her division at the Stowe 8-Miler Road Race. Bill Hafferty and Jim Sweeney both raced the VERT Sasquatch Trail Run, and the name of the race makes it seem like the jokes here are endless.

Finally, we had quite the contingency at Mass State! Jorge Martinez, Bill Reeves and Jen Scalise-Marinofsky all took 1st AG, Kayle Shapero, Corey Hazekamp and Rachel Saks Aronis each took 3rd AG and Nik Pappastratis, Brian Kearney, Brendan Hall, Danielle McLaughlin (Hall!), Andrew Trott, Jess Douglas, Ed Galante, Mary Beth Begley, Mark Nickerson, Carlo Jacob, Tori Stevens, Laura Miyakawa and Trish Kelly also had great races, despite some hot weather and some bad tire karma. Kelwin Conroy and Trish Henwood also teamed up to win the women's relay division.

Congrats, all! Keep on representing BTT so well!

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