The final tally of competitors who finished St. Anthony's Triathlon in St. Petersburg Sunday morning was 3,192.
Among locals, Chris Pyhel of Tierra Verde was at the head of the pack. Pyhel finished the 1.5K swim, 40K bike and 10K run in 1 hour, 56 minutes, 30 seconds to place 15th overall, about eight minutes back of the leader.
These Pinellas County triathletes completed the course in less than 2:30: Vince Tenaglia, Clearwater, 2:10:20; Cody Sandford, Clearwater, 2:11:31; John MacEdo, Clearwater, 2:12:07; Charles Anstadt, Seminole, 2:13:47; Shane Deeley, Clearwater, 2:16:10; Chad Siple, Clearwater, 2:16:11; Daniel Chechele, St. Petersburg, 2:17:24; Joey Steele, Tarpon Springs, 2:17:38; John Astrab, Safety Harbor, 2:18:01; Shayne Murphy, St. Petersburg, 2:18:15; Jon Herring, Largo, 2:18:58; Anders Heidemann, Belleair, 2:19:54; Michael Lydon, Seminole, 2:20:13; Thomas Hoffman, Palm Harbor, 2:21:31; Daniel Koser, Seminole, 2:21:46; Amy Keener, Clearwater, 2:22:40; David Frazer, St. Petersburg, 2:22:51; Elizabeth Kostreva, St. Petersburg, 2:23:38; Robert Repp, Palm Harbor, 2:23:46; Dallas Rose, Oldsmar, 2:24:51; Robert Maue, Clearwater, 2:25:32; Seth Kimball, Clearwater, 2:25:35; John Atkins, St. Petersburg, 2:25:40; Patrick Mularoni, St. Petersburg, 2:26:00; Gene Wong, Clearwater, 2:26:10; Jerry Cox, St. Petersburg, 2:26:29; Reva Moeller, Treasure Island, 2:26:54; Mark Aleksin, Largo, 2:26:58; Lewis Bennett, Largo, 2:27:20; Savannah Dearden, St. Petersburg, 2:27:52; Ben Wright, Palm Harbor, 2:28:06; Kelly Kidd, Clearwater, 2:28:17; J. Carey Bonham, Largo, 2:29:19; Gareth Burns, Palm Harbor, 2:29:28
MEEK & MIGHTY: On Saturday, 679 racers completed the Meek & Mighty Triathlon in St. Petersburg, which consisted of a 200-yard swim, 5.4-mile bike and mile run for the long course; 100 yard swim, 3.6-mile bike and 0.5-mile run for the short course (ages 7-10).
Parker Sanderson, 10 of St. Petersburg, had the fastest short course time of 21:23 to win by 16 seconds.
Locals who finished the short course in under 25 minutes: Matthew Condon-Wohlwend, St. Petersburg, 21:39; Reagan Quilty, St. Petersburg, 22:50; Takuma Walter, St. Petersburg, 24:16; Ava Sykes, Largo, 24:23; Jared Kanstoroom, St. Petersburg, 24:32; Coleman Inglima, Clearwater, 24:59. The long course champion was Rachel Mann, 14 of Homer Glen, Ill., in 26:45. Clearwater's Kevin Smith was the top local finisher and the male champion after posting 27:11.
Pinellas residents breaking 35 minutes in the long course: Caleb Hudak, Seminole, 27:19; Thomas O'Connor, Oldsmar, 28:54; Sarah Sykes, Largo, 29:20; Jeffrey Burns, Palm Harbor, 30:40; Clarke Jacobson, St. Petersburg, 30:42; Kyle Deshenes, Largo, 30:46; Mitch Irwin, Oldsmar, 30:48; Peter Powers, St. Petersburg, 30:50; Trey Smith, St. Petersburg, 31:12; Summer Kanstoroom, St. Petersburg, 31:23; Zack Quilty, St. Petersburg, 31:54; Chelsey McGowan, St. Petersburg, 31:56; Tony Lanzilotta, Largo, 32:02; Kyle Snodgrass, Largo, 32:16; Kobee Alsop, Clearwater, 32:30; Maggie Shearer, Clearwater, 32:47; Courtney Smith, St. Petersburg, 32:50; Caleb Shearer, Clearwater, 33:28; Erin Hillman, Treasure Island, 32:50; Will Voitlein, Oldsmar, 33:30; David Gaus, St. Petersburg, 33:52; Amanda Burrows, St. Petersburg, 34:07; Alexis Ross, Largo, 34:08; Brandt Harding, Seminole, 34:16; Kaley Eisenbrei, Gulfport, 34:25; Jill Hillman, Treasure Island, 34:39; Jordan Snodgrass, Largo, 34:53.
BLUE RIBBON 5K: Mark Benjamin, 21 of Kenneth City, was the overall winner at Saturday's race aimed at stopping child abuse.
In 17:22, he outlasted St. Petersburg residents Trey Howell (18:01, second) and Richard Allard Jr. (18:13, third).
The women's champion was Lisa Williams, 31 of Largo. She completed the 5K in 20:32 to win by 44 seconds.
Local age group winners: (M13-14) Hunter McCann, Treasure Island, 18:52; (F13-14) Brianna Paczynski, Clearwater, 25:03; (M15-19) Allard, Jr.; (F15-19) Melissa Tomlin, St. Petersburg, 23:08; (M20-24) Matthew Gregory, Palm Harbor, 25:42; (F20-24) Anh Chau, Clearwater, 31:57; (M25-29) Chris Birnie-Visscher, St. Petersburg, 23:59; (M30-34) Howell; (F30-34) Caitlin Constantine, Clearwater, 26:19; (M35-39) Robb Bruce, St. Petersburg, 22:07; (M40-44) Steve Williams, Largo, 19:37; (F40-44) Andrea Fortunato, Largo, 25:19; (M45-49) Richard Allard, St. Petersburg, 19:28; (F45-49) Sheila Kalteaux, Seminole, 27:32; (M50-54) John Matthews, St. Petersburg, 19:53; (F50-54) Deb Robinson, St. Petersburg, 25:13; (M55-59) Jim Spencer, St. Petersburg, 23:00; (F55-59) Dori Iten, Pinellas Park, 29:09; (F60-64) Patricia Hoffman, Palm Harbor, Palm Harbor, 28:43; (M65-69) Duncan Cameron, Palm Harbor, 20:38; (M70 and over) Herb Townsend, Treasure Island, 23:37; (F70 and over) Carol Montgomery, Treasure Island, 42:50.
ARDELL EARNS SILVER AT NATIONALS: Donald Ardell, 72 of St. Petersburg, was second in the male 70-74 year old age group Sunday at USA Triathlon's Duathlon Age Group National Championship in Richmond, Va.
Ardell completed the duathlon — 5K run, 38K bike and another 5K run — in 2:09:08. Warren Taylor of Telford, Pa., set the winning pace in 2:00:03 in a field of nearly 1,300.
Bryan Burns can be reached at email@example.com