Local athletes compete at area races and Boston Marathon
April 16, 2012 at 10:02 p.m.
Updated April 15, 2012 at 11:16 p.m.
A number of area runners and triathletes competed over the weekend and here are the local racing results for those athletes.
Republic of Texas Triathlon
The Republic of Texas Triathlon series took place over the weekend with the sprint distance held on Saturday and the Olympic and half-ironman distances held on Sunday.
Unfortunately, due to high winds and rough waters, the swim portion of the triathlon was cancelled for all three events.
The riathlon was reduced to an 11-mile bike and a two-mile run.
There were 213 total participants in the sprint with 121 men and 92 women.
We had two local triathletes reach the podium in the 55-59 age group. Steve Kuecker placed first with a time of 51:57, averaging 19.4 mph on the bike and 8:40 average mile on the run.
Shayne Bollmann placed second with a time of 55:32, averaging 17.6 mph on the bike and 8:41 average mile on the run.
Tanya Almeida placed fourth in the 35-39 female age group with a time of 1:00:19, averaging 16.3 mph on the bike and 9:10 average mile on the run.
Marie Immenhauser finished in 11th in her age group with a time of 1:08:33, averaging 14.5 mph on the bike and 11:05 average mile on the run.
Will Vincent was 12th in his age group with a time of 1:26:17, averaging 13.5 mph on the bike and 10:16 average mile on the run.
The Olympic distance was held on Sunday with the race being shortened to the bike and run only. There were 140 athletes in this race, a 25- mile bike and 6.2-mile run.
Natalie Bayarena placed fourth in the female 30-34 age group with a 2:24:30, averaging 19.4 mph on the bike and 9:57 average mile on the run.
Reynolds Tharp won the 65-69 age group with a 2:50:54, averaging 16.7 mph on the bike and 11:56 average mile on the run.
The half-ironman was reduced to a 40-mile bike and 13.1-mile run with no swimming. There were 115 total in the half-ironman event.
John Klemczyk placed second in the male 45-49 age group with a time of 4:00:08, averaging 19.6 mph on the bike and 8:39 average mile on the run.
Dawn Brown placed third in the female 45-49 age group with a time of 5:02:02, averaging 17.4 mph on the bike and 12:10 average mile on the run.
Ophelia Elizondo placed sixth in the 30-34 age group with a time of 5:13:15, averaging 15.8 mph on the bike and 11:54 average mile on the run.
The Austin 10/20 Run
The Austin 10/20 run was held on Sunday with 14 local runners competing.
Nacho Trevino was the top finisher from the area with his time of 1:15:05 averaging 7:30 per mile, placing him 22nd in the 40-44 male age group.
Kathy Manning was the top female finisher from our area with a time of 1:15:26, averaging just over 7:30 per mile, and she won in the 50-54 age group.
Mickie Aguilar won the 75-79 age group with her time of 2:26:12.
Other finishers from our area: Jamie Alvarado, 2:03:54; Linda Autry, 1:56:21; Madeline Bautista, 1:44:59; Sara Boyd, 2:36:56; Stacey Finster, 2:33:09; Chris Gussman, 1:16:58; Courtney Jones, 2:33:09; Leigh Klatt, 2:36:56; Dirk Malik, 1:54:48; Darlyn Sustaita, 1:33:31; Tanya Willis, 2:17:09.
An unusually warm Boston Marathon was conducted Monday with temperatures reaching the 80s and causing organizers to warn inexperienced runners to skip taking part in the event.
Nevertheless, a pair of area athletes took part in the famous race.
Former Victoria resider Lauri Perri completed the 26.2-mile course in 4:02:11, while Dorothy Rusch produced a time of 4:55:15.
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