Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Morales cracks top 10 in Burley Spudman

20 Blaine athletes finish 31.9-mile test

    Twenty Wood River Valley triathletes led by Hailey’s Pedro Morales were among 1,455 finishers Saturday, July 27 in the 27th annual Burley Lions Club Spudman Triathlon.
    The 51.5-kilometer (31.9-mile) endurance test took place in Burley. There were 948 men and 507 women finishing.
    Morales, 23, a former Wood River High School distance runner, finished seventh overall and first in the Men’s 19-24 class with a time of 1.58:45.
    He clocked the top splits in his age class of 1.02:29 for the 24.8-mile bicycle ride and 36:45 for the 6.2-mile run. His swimming split of 16:51 for the 0.93-mile Riverfront Park swim was second in his age class.
    Impressively, the 36:45 running split of Morales trailed only Burley-area native B.J. Christenson, 35, of North Salt Lake City, Utah (36:09) for the fastest running time of all finishers. Winner of four straight Spudman titles, Christenson settled for second this year.
    The overall winner was bicycle time trial specialist Sam Krieg, 37, of Pocatello (1.49:26). He outpaced runner-up Christenson by 1:17 and Morales by 9:19. Krieg’s splits were 16:22 swim, 53:08 bike and 37:01 run.
    Placing 35th overall and winning the women’s title in 2.08:26 was Kara Bankhead, 36, of Cottonwood Heights, Utah. Her splits were 15:54 swim, 1.07:45 bike and 40:16 run.
    Hailey’s Amanda Passey, 15, placed second in the Women’s 15-18 age class with a final time of 2.40:39. Among those with time improvements over last year were Bradley Thompson 28:35, Jeff Shiver 13:05, Analia Passey 8:54, David Allred 5:20 and Ryan Passey 1:42.
    Others from Blaine County, listed by their overall finishes followed by name, age, total time, class placings and splits:
    54—David Gundy, 35, of Boise 2.11:17, 12th Men’s 35-39, with splits of 16:42/1.03:05/46:55. 115—Jeff Shiver, 43, of Hailey 2.18:05, 14th Men’s 40-44, with splits of 18:41/1.05:03/49:34. 389—Lauren Hunter, 30, of Ketchum 2.32:37, 66th among women, 12th Women’s 30-34, with splits of 17:35/1.15:44/51:31. 413—Trina Benson, 32, of Ketchum 2.33:22, 74th among women, 13th Women’s 30-34, with splits 19:34/1.13:14/52:55.
    442—Ryan Passey, 40, of Hailey 2.34:41, 13th Clydesdale Men 40-plus, with splits 19:53/1.09:02/58:58. 493—Neil Morrow, 50, of Ketchum 2.36:42, 30th Men’s 50-54, with splits of 20:03/1.08:41/1.01:17. 529—Aurelie Boloix, 33, of Sun Valley 2.37:59, 98th among women, 21st Women’s 30-34, with splits of 19:39/1.16:41/56:35.
    561—Shanon Christensen, 41, of Hailey 2.39:01, 103rd among women, 16th Women’s 40-44, with splits of 23:54/1.12:08/54:14. 564—David Allred, 30, of Hailey 2.39:05, 78th Men’s 30-34, with splits of 27:51/1.09:33/55:09. 601—Bradley Thompson, 30, of Hailey 2.40:24, 80th Men’s 30-34, with splits of 22:12/1.14:47/56:43.
    609—Amanda Passey, 15, of Hailey 2.40:39, 118th among women, 2nd Women’s 15-18, with splits of 19:13/1.26:17/50:06. 703—Lea Piper, 22, of Ketchum 2.45:05, 153rd among women, 15th Women’s 19-24, with splits of 19:26/1.20:05/1.00:52.
    774—Susan Gundy, 58, of Hailey 2.47:32, 187th among women, 5th Women’s 55-59, with splits of 21:23/1.16:49/1.03:21. 816—Alisha Kirk, 28, of Hailey 2.49:36, 201st among women, 21st Women’s 25-29, with splits of 20:47/1.21:37/1.01:09.
    832—Camille Pincock, 35, of Carey 2.50:30, 208th among all women, 45th Women’s 35-39, with splits of 22:41/1.16:59/1.04:02.
    956—Sam Turner, 32, of Ketchum 2.56:13, 108th Men’s 30-34, with splits of 19:32/1.21:19/1.07:30. 963—Analia Passey, 38, of Hailey 2.56:30, 258th among women, 56th Women’s 35-39, with splits of 30:12/1.17:43/1.03:54.
    980—Melissa Keegan, 27, of Sun Valley 2.57:15, 267th among women, 30th Women’s 25-29, with splits of 25:32/1.26:06/58:11. 1038—Hollie Roberts, 37, of Hailey 2.59:43, 298th among women, 62nd Women’s 35-39, with splits of 24:36/1.19:38/1.06:20. 1258—Kerry Nilsen, 37, of Hailey 3.17:47, 398th among women, 85th Women’s 35-39, with splits of 30:13/1.24:03/1.15:51.

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