DECATUR – David Cate won the Aquabike while seven other Reapers brought home 1st-place finishes at the Lakeside Triathlon here Sunday.
Cate completed the aquabike course in 57:39 to win the event by 10 minutes. His time in the 15-mile bike of 42:43 was also the event’s best. Ben Matthews was 2nd at 1:07:12, while Brenda Shaw won the female division at 1:09:26 and Riley Cate was 2nd in 1:12:13.
In the triathlon, Isaac Goughnour, Ainsley Matthews, Lisa Kiley, Danielle Pfister, and Keith Owens all won their divisions. Owens had the best GRF time of the day, completing the 600-yard swim, 15-mile bike, and 3.1-mile run in 1:27:41 to win the 20-24 age group.
Goughnour and Matthews won the under-19 divisions for men and women, respectively. Goughnour came in a 1:28:24; his swim time of 9:48 was the 2nd-best of the event, just one second behind the leader. Matthews completed the course in 1:40:56 and had the overall best female swim at 10:05.
Kiley won the 55-59 division at 1:34:44, and Pfister took 25-29 at 1:55:13. Natalie McKee (35-39) and Racheal Gannaway (40-44) won 3rd-place medals; McKee came in at 1:44:53, and Gannaway at 1:41:47.
Curtis Preston was the only GRF competitor in the duathlon, which included a 1.4-mile run, 15-mile bike, and 3.1-mile run. He won the 30-44 division at 1:29:24.
The Lake Zurich (IL) Olympic Triathlon featured over 500 racers. Kara Warren was 6th of 20 competitors in 30-34 at 2:53:51, while Yvonne Fahringer was 2nd in the 60-64 age group at 3:26:51.