Grambing, McGinnis lead way at Youth Triathlon

Sunday, August 15, 2004

Southeast Missourian

About 35 area kids took part in the 16th annual Cape Bicycle and Gators Swim Team Youth Triathlon at Central Junior High on Saturday.

Sam Grambing of Cape Girardeau was the only competitor to break the 19-minute mark, taking the overall title in a time of 18:05. The top female competitor was Cailin McGinnis of Jackson in 20:48.

The competition for the 9-12 age group was made up of a 200-yard swim, a two-mile bike ride and a mile run. Competitors in the 13-15 age group swam 300 yards, with the other two legs the same distances.

Ryan Gibson of Jackson topped the 9-12 age division with a 19:35. Joseph Gray (21:08) and Matt Gibson (21:45), both of Jackson, finished behind Gibson. Greg Gibson finished first in the 13-15 age division with a 19:11.

On the girls' side, Lauren Castleman of Scott City was first in the 9-12 age division at 21:05. Amanda Whitlow (22:53) and Kyleigh Troxel (24:08) finished second and third, respectively.

Complete results can be found in Scoreboard on Page 4B.

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