Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Morales fastest in Twin Falls Sprint Triathlon

23-mile endurance test

Hailey's Pedro Morales, a former Wood River High School distance runner, won Saturday's Sprint Triathlon 23-mile event of the fourth annual Twin Falls Triathlon.

Morales Lopez placed first overall by nine seconds in a field of 46 Sprint Triathlon finishers with a time of 1.40:03.

The Sprint Triathlon at Dierkes Lake featured a 0.5-mile swim, 17.1-mile bike ride and 5.25-mile run. Morales' winning split times were 18:49 swim, 51:21 bike, 28:17 run.

Placing second overall of 18 Sprint Triathlon female finishers was Hailey's Lia Johnson in 2.03:05, good for 22nd overall. Her splits were 19:39, 59:11, 39:19. Other Wood River Valley Sprint finishers were:

Men's 36-45: 1—Jeff Shiver of Hailey (8th man) 1.53:49 with splits 18:30, 55:19, 35:59. 5—Ryan Passey of Hailey (22nd man) 2.10:12 with splits 22:01, 57:51, 45:07.

Men's 26-35: 5—Bradley Thompson of Hailey (20th man) 2.03:01 splits 21:42, 56:41, 41:11.

Women's 46-54: 2—Gretchen Gorham of Ketchum (10th woman) 2.15:09 splits 21:17, 1.03:32, 46:55.

Saturday's endurance test included an Olympic Triathlon distance of 32 miles including a 1500-meter swim, 24.9-mile bike ride and 6.2-mile run. Winners were Paul Black of Meridian 2.17:00 and Jerome's Mackenzie Chojnacky 2.23:49.

Hailey's Hector Ocampo was fourth overall of 25 finishers in 2.29:35 with splits of 25:59, 1.08:53 and 50:30. He won the Men's 26-35 class. Placing second in Women's 46-54 and fifth overall was Ketchum's Christl Holzl in 3.18:07 with splits of 43:58, 1.27:40 and 1.00:42.

Ashley Dreyfus, 13, of Hailey won the 800m open water swim in 15:20 while Hailey's Jay Dawg was second in the 1500m swim in 31:57.

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