Kelowna threesome breaks top 10 at Peach Classic

Sean Bell places third in Olympic distance event at Penticton-based triathlon

Three Kelowna athletes cracked the top 10 in the Peach Classic triathlon’s Olympic distance event on Sunday in Penticton.

Sean Bell placed third overall in the 1.5 km swim, 40 km bike ride and 10 km run in a time of two hours five minutes 50 seconds.

Ian Crosthwaite finished fifth overall and first in the men’s 40 to 44 age group in 2:21.41, while Todd Martin was ninth in 2:17:43.

A pair of Victoria athletes finished 1-2: Shawn Wilyman showed the way with a winning time of 2:00:11, while  Carlos Lesser was second in 2:03:37.

Yvonne Timewell of Kamloops was the first woman to cross, 14th overall in 2:23:19.

In the sprint triathlon at the Peach Classic, Niels De Vries of Calgary won gold with a time of 1:06:13.

Kelowna athletes Dominique Caron took second in 1:10:42, Owen Harris was fourth in 1:11:22, while Gord McInnes was sixth overall in 1:12:37.

The first Kelowna woman to finish the 750m swim, 20 km bike and 5 km run was Candace Hughes who crossed the line in 1:21:52.

Kelowna couple David Lloyd and Judy Lloyd each won their divisions, taking the men’s and women’s 65 to 69 age groups, respectively.

For more results from the Peach Classic, visit sportstats.ca.

 

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