WEST CHESTER, Ohio – Grim Reaper Fitness’ first youth & junior team traveled to USAT Nationals and brought home a top-10 and two top-20 finishes.
Lily Matthews finished 9th in the 15-year-old female division posting an overall time of 41:44.9. Her swim time of 3:53.41 was the division’s fastest. Athletes between the ages of 11 and 15 raced a 200-meter swim, 10k bike leg, and 2k run. Riley Cate finished 27th in the 13-year-old female division with a time of 51:11.20.
The athletes between the ages of 7 and 10 swam 100 meters, biked a 5K and ran a 1k. Alex Thurston posted GRF’s best time, finished 54th in male 10-year-old with a time of 24:25:31. Maddie Rankin finished 38th in female 10-year-old in 26:06.
In the 8-year-old female division, Bella Thurston was 14th and Lexi Rankin 18th. Thurston finished in 28:03.06 and Rankin came in at 31:10.66.