CHAMPAIGN – Gwen Talaski placed 3rd in the women’s race, while Tim Auth won the 45-49 Age Group for Grim Reaper Fitness Sunday at Tri the Illini.
Talaski completed the sprint (300-meter swim, 14.5-mile bike, 3.1-mile run) in 1:15:45. Her bike time of 42:08 was second best of all women. Auth posted a 1:10:57 to win the 45-49 by 6 seconds; he gained 59 seconds over the second-place finisher in the two transitions.
Jessica Miner finished 2nd in women’s 35-39 with a time of 1:22:26 and the division’s best swim time at 6:52, while Paul Swanlund finished at 1:12:35, which was good for 5th in men’s 35-39.
Joe Mussey also took a top-5 finish for the Reapers, coming in 4th in 45-49 at 1:18:42.
GRF legacy Allison Miner, 12 years old, placed 3rd in the under-19 division at 1:43:04.
On the collegiate side, Michael Braun finished 10th overall at 1:03:27