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Young triathletes make their mark on local racing scene

The Youth Triathlon Series resumed Sunday at the University of South Florida, and local triathletes continue to rack up victories.

In the elite division, which featured a 300-yard swim, 6-mile bike and 1.5-mile run, Pinellas County had four participants win their age group.

Annabella Mowry of Dunedin was the top 11-year-old female after coming across the finish line in 54:11.

Nicole Nesto of St. Pete Beach claimed the female 14-year-old title by more than a minute after crossing in 40:05.

Dunedin's Kylar Barrett edged Sean Lush of Lutz at the finish line to win the male 13-year-old title in 45:43.

Scott Kremser of Largo was the male 14-year-old champion after overwhelming the field with a time of 38:30.

County triathletes continued picking up race victories in the non-elite divisions as well. Completing a course consisting of a 100-yard swim, 2-mile bike and half-mile run, William Stone of Largo was the male 7-year-old champion in a time of 17:47.

Hannah Sullivan of Clearwater was the female 8-year-old champion after crossing the finish line in 18:22.

Taylor Stone of Largo claimed the female 9-year-old race title in a time of 15:52.

Seminole's Paige Van Middlesworth clocked in at 16:06 to capture the female 10-year-old title.

Hunter Kickel of St. Petersburg was the male 10-year-old champion in a time of 17:21.

Ryan Van Middlesworth of Seminole completed a 200-yard swim, 4-mile bike and 1-mile run in 27:14 to claim the male 12-year-old title. Van Middlesworth was more than five minutes faster than his nearest competitor.

In the adult super sprint, which also featured a 200-yard swim, 4-mile bike and 1-mile run, Stephen Siehien of St. Petersburg was the men's winner in 25:14.

PORT TO PARK: A pair of local runners earned second-place finishes July 30 at the second race in the Port to Park race series in Port Richey.

James Hummel, 50 of Tarpon Springs, was second across the finish line after running the 5K race in 20 minutes, 35 seconds. He was the top masters runner.

Yvonne Bryant, 45 of Clearwater, came in second in 22:25 and also won the masters title.

Tyler Lisnock of Hudson was the overall winner, clocking in at 18:28. Holiday's Helen Lavoie was the women's champion in 21:55.

Frank Mancari of Clearwater scored an age group victory. Mancari, competing in the men's 40- to 49-year-old division, finished in 21:56 to get the win.

Gar Flisek of Tarpon Springs won the men's 60-69 group after running 22:50.

Matthew Siegel of Safety Harbor topped the men's 20-29 group with a time of 36:02.

USA TRIATHLON YOUTH NATIONALS: Clearwater resident Coleman Inglima was a gold-medal winner Saturday at the USA Triathlon Junior Youth National Championship in San Diego.

Inglima was the 9-year-old national champion after covering the 100-meter swim, 5K bike and 1K run in 19 minutes and 12 seconds. He crossed the finish line 13 seconds ahead of his nearest competitor and beat out 21 other triathletes to claim victory.

Overall, Inglima came in 10th place out of 74 men.

In the junior elite division, Shane Deeley of Clearwater was 33rd out of 70 racers with a time of 1:00:09. Locally, he was the top finisher.

John-Gerard Farese of St. Petersburg placed 43rd after crossing the finish line in 1:01:07.

St. Petersburg's Savannah Dearden was 14th out of 41 racers in the women's junior elite race with a time of 1:07:52.

Sarah Sykes of Largo was 27th in 1:10:45.

The junior elite race consisted of a 750-meter swim, 20K bike and 5K run.

Among participants in the youth elite race, which had a 375-meter swim, 10K bike and 2.5K run, Caleb Hudak of Seminole was sixth in a time of 31:32.

Summer Kanstoroom of St. Petersburg was 13th in the women's youth elite race in 34:14.

.upcoming events


• Oldsmar running club, various distances, 6 p.m., 300 E State St., Oldsmar, (727)420-4666

• Tarpon Springs track workout, Tarpon Springs High, 5:30 a.m., (813) 690-8989

• Tarpon Springs swim, 5:30 p.m., Total Fitness Health Club, (727) 938-8552

• Progressive Training track workout, Wednesdays 7 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., University of Tampa track, (813) 846-5021,


• Sunsets at Pier 60 5K Series No. 4, 7 p.m.,

• Tarpon Springs swim, 7 a.m., Total Fitness, (727) 938-8552


• Central Florida Triathlon No. 4 (440yd/10m/3m), 7:45 a.m., Clermont,

• Tarpon Springs ride and run, 7:30 a.m., Total Fitness, (727) 937-6049

• WFYRC group runs: 13m at 6 a.m., Clearwater City Hall, (727) 421-7323; 5m at 7 a.m., Chesnut Park, Palm Harbor (727) 644-7702,

• Pinellas Peddlers ride, East Mease parking lot, Dunedin. Saturday: 20m, Sunday: open/fast, (813) 736-4432

• Stanley Ride, 7:30 a.m., Seffner Elementary, novices and up, minimum 23m at 12 mph, breakfast in Plant City, (813) 684-3505,

• Gaither Workout, 7:15 a.m., behind Lifestyle Fitness at Mapledale/Dale Mabry, Tampa. Experienced cyclists only (shortest route 32m), (813) 238-2464,


• All Out Run Walk or Crawl 5K, 7:30 a.m., Lake Park, Lutz, or (813) 956-8767

•Tarpon Springs run, 7 a.m., flag pole at Fred Howard Park, (727) 937-6049

• 13-mile loop, 6 a.m., Clearwater City Hall. Call Mac at (727) 515-1374


• Tarpon Springs swim, 5:30 p.m., Total Fitness Health Club, (727) 938-8552

• Temple Terrace YMCA adult swim program, Monday-Thursday, various times. $45/month, (813) 506-6623


• Clearwater High track workout, 5 a.m., Skip Rogers, (727) 442-5838

Aug. 19

Hit the Trails Cross country Classic 5K, 7 p.m., Fishhawk Fellowship Church, Lithia,

Aug. 20

• Battle at Fort De Soto Triathlon (.25/10m/3m), 7 a.m.,

• Port to Park Summer Series 5K, 7:30 a.m., Port Richey Water Front Park,

Aug. 21

• Aces of Diamonds 5K, 7:30 a.m., Del Oro Park, Clearwater,

Aug. 26

• St. Pete Beach Summer 5K Series No. 3, 7 p.m., Sirata Beach Resort,

Aug. 27

• Cotee Man Triathlon (150yds/9m/3.1m), 7:30 a.m., New Port Richey Recreation Center,

Sept. 10

• Morton Plant Mease Cancer Awareness 5K, 7:30 a.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater,

Sept. 11

• Hillsborough County Sheriff's Ranch 5K, 8 a.m., Temple Terrace Elementary,

• Swim Bike Run for Freedom, 7:45 a.m., Palm Harbor YMCA,, (727) 787-9622.

Sept. 18

• Sand Key Lazy Daze Triathlon (⅛m/5m/2m), 7:30 a.m., Sand Key Park. Board shorts and bikinis, no aero gear allowed. Race divisions include challenged, college, Clydesdale (men over 200 pounds) and Athena (women over 150 pounds),

Sept. 24

• Miles for Hope cycle/run/walk 5K, 7:15 a.m., Coachman Park, Clearwater. Dual Challenge option adds a 25k ride after the run/walk, (727) 781-4673

Young triathletes make their mark on local racing scene 08/09/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 9, 2011 4:30am]
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