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29th Annual Great Clermont Triathlon Recap


Clayton PettyThe 2012 Florida triathlon season officially began when triathletes of all levels converged on the World Triathlon Destination in Clermont, Florida on March 24th and 25th. The 29th Annual Great Clermont Triathlon events were a Sprint race on Saturday, March 24th and an International Distance course on Sunday, March 25th. The Great Clermont Triathlon also offered an option to race in either a short course or long course Duathlon as well as having a TriKidz Youth Triathlon on Saturday. (Clayton Petty from Mendham, NJ and the Navy Triathlon Team, crossing the finish line)

Sunday's race was highly competitive with the addition of collegiate triathletes from 17 different Universities and US Military Academies from across country.

Overall Male and Female winners in the Sprint distance triathlon (440 yard swim, 8 mile bike, 3 mile run) held on Saturday, March 24th were: John Hovius & Kate Vann

Male Results Time
Place
Female Results Time
John Hovius (FL) 47:57
1
Kate Vann (MI) 52:48
Vincent Hahr (FL) 48:54
2
Randi Whitcomb (FL) 56:47
Robert Straznitskas (RI) 48:55
3
Kayla Pratt (FL) 57:49

Overall Male and Female winners in the International distance triathlon (1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run) which was held on Sunday, March 25th were: Kyle Hooker & Heather Gollnick

Male Results Time
Place
Female Results Time
Kyle Hooker (FL) 1:59:56
1
Heather Gollnick (FL) 2:16:24
Thomas Barton (FL) 2:00:10
2
Anna Siliciano (FL) 2:18:02
Clayton Petty (NJ) 2:02:57
3
Jessica Hafey (MD) 2:20:44

Clayton Petty from Mendham, NJ and the Navy Triathlon Team was the top finisher in the Collegiate Division at the Great Clermont Triathlon.

Collegiate Male Results Time
Place
Collegiate Female Results Time
Clayton Petty (NJ) - Navy 2:02:57
1
Jessica Hafey (MD) - Navy 2:20:44
David Macfarlane (MD) - Navy 2:03:01
2
Elizabeth Milewski (MD) - Navy 2:24:27
Alex Libin (IA) - U of Iowa 2:03:11
3
Tracey Bruce (MD) - Navy 2:26:14

In all well over 600 triathletes were on hand for the weekend festivities in Clermont, FL. For complete results of the 29th Annual Great Clermont Triathlon, visit www.ChipTimes.com