Michael Braun won the Railsplitter Triathlon, while Matt Cuttell, Lynn Staley, Jason Sturdyvin, and Kris Hohulin garnered top 5 overall finishes, and Grim Reaper Fitness captured 10 other divisional 1st places Saturday.
Railsplitter and Stovepipe
Braun posted a 2:02:30 to take the overall 1st-place award at the Railsplitter Olympic, a TriHarder Promotions event, at Petersburg, IL, Saturday.
In the Stovepipe Sprint, Cuttell finished 5th overall and won the 30-34 Age Group in 1:03:18, while Staley posted a 1:15:58 to place 3rd on the women’s side. Cuttell’s 6:58, which included the 500-yard swim and the run to the transition area, was the men’s 2nd best, while Staley posted the women’s 2nd best bike and run times.
Also in Stovepipe, Kevin Tuuk, Erik Rankin, Carey Weaver, Chris Braun, Mike Seeborg, Jessica Miner, Lily Matthews, David Cate, and Jori Cooper won their divisions. Tuuk was 6th overall and 1st in the 40-44 AG with a 1:03:18 and his 19:29 run leg was the day’s 3rd best. Rankin was 8th overall to win the 35-39 AG in 1:06:08. Weaver posted the day’s 5th best bike split at 23.4 mph to take 1st in 55-59. Chris Braun won the 15-19 AG in 1:10:07; Seeborg took 65-69 in 1:19:03; Miner took women’s 35-39 in 1:20:26; and Matthews took the women’s 14-and-under in 1:22:52, while posting the 3rd fastest swim, right behind Cuttell, of all participants. Cate easily won the Clydesdale division, running a 1:13:54 to win by nearly 10 minutes and post the best time in all 3 divisions and both transitions. Cooper took Athena in 1:23:18.
Other top 3 AG finishes were posted by: Tim Auth, 2nd at 1:07:55 in 45-49; Bill Diggins, 3rd at 1:16:35 in 40-44; Casey Haak, 2nd at 1:17:27 in 20-24; Nancy Braun, 3rd at 1:31:07 in 50-54; Ben Matthews 3rd at 1:27:42 in Clydesdale; Natalie McKee, 2nd at 1:25:09 in Athena; and Missy Thomas, 3rd in Athena at 1:30:03.
Outside Indianapolis, Jason Sturdyvin was 3rd overall at the long sprint in Racemaker Productions’ Tri-Insanity, while Kris Hohulin was 2nd in the SuperSprint.
Sturdyvin posted a 1:29:16 in the long sprint, which consisted of a 500-meter swim, 20-mile bike, and 4-mile run. Hohulin put up a 56:43 in the super sprint, which included a 250-meter swim, 10-mile bike, and 2-mile run.