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Local racing results wrap-up

By Victoria Advocate
Feb. 20, 2012 at 9:05 p.m.
Updated Feb. 19, 2012 at 8:20 p.m.


The "HITS" Triathlon Festival was held over the weekend in Corpus Christi. There were a number of distances offered for triathletes to choose from.

An "open" division that was a 100-meter swim, three-mile bike and one-mile run, as well as a sprint distance, an Olympic distance, a half-ironman and a full ironman distance.

Competing in the open category, Shayne Bollmann claimed second place overall with a time of 25:55.

Alan Elliott and Kim Simmons both competed in the sprint distance (750-meter swim, 12.4-mile bike ride and 3.1-mile run).

Poor road conditions and wind contributed to some difficulties on the bike for both men, and Simmons was forced to carry his bike the last portion of the segment due to three flat tires.

Elliott finished in a time of 1:48:24, and Simmons finished in a time of 2:04:16.



Austin Marathon

There were 3,878 finishers in Sunday's Austin Marathon with 1,426 women and 2,452 men. The average finishing time was 4:29:19.

Three area runners took on the hilly 26.2-mile course.

Kevin Schaefer was the top area finisher, shaving over 10 minutes off his previous marathon time. He finished with a time of 3:29:57, averaging 8:01 per mile pace.

Spring Taylor finished with a time of 3:49:54, and Chelsea Bailey finished with a time of 5:10:12.



Austin Half Marathon

There were 10,349 runners who took on the challenging 13.1-mile route in Austin, with 5,862 women and 4,487 men finishing with an average time of 2:17:48.

There were 12 area runners with William Chang coming in with the fastest time at 1:35:58, averaging 7:20 per mile over the hilly course.

Other area results were: Luis Barrios, 1:39:28; Chris Guzman, 1:42:00; Kemper Williams, 1:44:46; Nacho Trevino, 1:47:44; Doreen Simmang, 1:53:23; Shelley Srp, 2:00:25; Jill Sklar, 2:00:37; John Bednarczyk, 2:01:00; Charlie Kouba, 2:15:21; Amy Kocian, 3:02:50; Katie Martin, 3:29:44.

Missy Janzow owns Fit4U, a personalized training and nutrition service. You can reach her by email at janzowml@yahoo.com or online at www.fit4uvictoria.com

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