The HubCity/Lift Center Junior Triathlon Team had a great showing at the 2nd Annual Kids Triathlon in Jackson, TN this past weekend. Everyone looked awesome in their new team kits. The weather was perfect and the turnout was great for the 2nd year event with close to 70 racers showing up. There were 2 Divisions:
Senior Division (12+yrs) – consisted of a 200 meter swim, 3 mile bike, and a 1.2 mile run. Junior Division (-12 yrs) – consisted of a 100 meter swim, 1.5 mile bike, and 0.6 mile run.
Natalie Stookey was our only female representative in the Senior Division and had a great race and earned 2nd Place in the female 15-16 group.
Nathanael Davis finished 6th and had the 2nd Fastest swim time in the male 12-14 group.
The Junior Division was highly contested with 50 total racers. We had 5 racers in the Junior Division – Grayce McEarl in the female 10-11 group, Sarah Davis in the female 8-9 group and Taylor Murphy, Jack Guthrie, & Lance Franks all racing in the male 10-11 group.
Grayce set the FASTEST Run of the entire day with a time of 4:01 which was a 6:42 mile pace. She was 6th in her age group and 13th Overall.
Sarah had the Fastest Swim in her age group, while also placing 4th in the female 8-9.
Lance had a solid race finishing 6th in his age group and 18th Overall.
Jack raced really strong finishing 5th in his age group and 8th Overall.
Taylor, who has had a great road racing season this year, continued his bike form from his TN State Road Race Championships victory the weekend before and set the FASTEST Bike time of the day. Taylor also had a great run time of 4:11 which was a 6:59 pace, and enough to earn the win in his age group as well as Overall Victory in the Junior Division.