MADISON, WI – Annie McGee and Hulda Black posted top-15 age group finishes to lead a group of eight Reapers at IRONMAN Wisconsin Sunday.
McGee and Black were also two of the five Reapers competing in their first IRONMAN distance race, as Stephanie Heppe, Wendy Smith, and Jodi Hari also completed their first attempt at the difference.
McGee, racing just her second triathlon, finished 8th of 87 competitors in the 30-34 division. Her finishing time of 12:30:34 was the best posted by a club member. Black finished 13th of 117 racers in the 35-39 division. Her overall time was 12:36:14 and her bike pace of 16.9 mph was the best among club members.
Heppe finished in 15:18:46, Smith in 15:37:16, and Hari in 16:12:24.
Lisa Kiley, competing in her second IRONMAN, finished 20th in the 55-59 division in a time of 15:27:16. Julie Sibley (16:06:01) and Jori Cooper (16:08:58) are multiple IRONMAN finishers.
Mother/daughter combo Yvonne Fahringer and Kara Warren each won her age group Sunday at the Litchfield Olympic-distance race. Fahringer won the 60-64 division in 3:24:58, while Warren won the 30-34 age group in 2:46:46, 18 minutes ahead of her nearest competitor.