PETERSBURG – Christine Kachelmuss was 3rd overall female and seven other Grim Reaper Fitness members garnered top-3 finishes as the club kicked off the triathlon season at the Pioneer Sprint Triathlon here Saturday.
Kachelmuss finished with an overall time of 1:17:11 in the event, which consisted of a 300-yard pool swim, 13-mile bike leg, and a 3.1-mile run. Her swim time of 5:05 was the best female time of the day and her average speed of 18.7 on the bike was 2nd-best female time.
Riley Cate was the only 1st-place finisher, taking the 15-19 division in 1:37:20. Tim Auth was 2nd in Clydesdale at 1:13:36, while Matt Ehrstein (1:17:16 in 30-34), David Cate (1:20:27 in Clydesdale), Dan Wolfe (1:26:26 in 55-59), Ami Hileman (1:27:21 in 55-59), and Laurie Bederka (1:28:52 in 40-44) took 3rd in their respective age groups. Racheal Chiolero was 4th in 40-44, but posted the 3rd-fastest run leg among the women at 22:57.