More than 50 young hopeful kid triathletes and first timer Adults trooped toRanchos Palos Verdes Sports and Country Club as early as 6:00AM Sunday to take on the 7th TRIAD KIDS, ADULT NOVICE And FAMILY RELAY TRIATHLON Challenge. The Barner Learning Center headed by veteran triathlete Pastor Paul Barner sent out the biggest delegate in yesterday’s swim, bike, run event organized by the Triathlon Association of Davao. Yesterday also featured the 1st Family Relay Triathlon wherein a family of 2 or 3 members divided the 3-sport discipline to themselves. Kids were categorized in seven age-groups with varying distances. The 11-12 Category which drawn up the most number of participants was dominated by Jan Nikolai Eyao, son of multi sport athlete and Triathlete Tophe Eyao in the Boys Division, followed by Michael Tocmo of Barner Learning Center and Kenneth Chester Villanueva. The 11-12 Girls, on the other hand, was topped by Elise Martha Leuenberger, daughter of Boodocks owner and veteran triathlete Ed Leuenberger, with Fraulien Mae Romero and Abigail Barner following 2nd and 3rd respectively. Meanwhile, the 13-14 year old Boys category which had the longest distance amongst all categories was dominated by Akira Michico Sam, youngest son of International Triathlon Union Level 2 Coach Alex Sam, followed by Kurt Garcia and Raymar Lampa. The girls in the 15-16 category was lead by 2010 IronKid champion in Camsur, Denise Garcia with Katrina Leuenberger coming in 2nd place. Meanwhile the youngest among the Leuenbergers, Eduard Moritz clocked in the fastest time in his category, 9-10 boys, followed by Christopher Danduan and Rafael Suarez. Team Hardcore composed of Archie and Arvin Rayray and cousin Jun Doruelo became the 1st champion in the Family Relay Triathlon while Ralph Abad took the Adult category gold medal all by himself.
All of the participants who crossed the finish line went home with a finisher’s medal and a sumptuous breakfast meal from Jollibee while the top 3 received a specially designed medal and gift items from Enervon Syrup. Our special thanks also to our major sponsors who have unselfishly helped us since year 1 – MATINA TOWN SQUARE, TRISTAR BANANA GROUP OF COMPANIES, JOLLIBEE, RANCHOS PALOS VERDES SPORTS AND COUNTRY CLUB & HOLIDAY GYM AND SPA and to our new major sponsors this year ENERVON SYRUP, MCGF CONSTRUCTION and KC MORGAN. The 2012 edition will be held same time and same venue next year and we are expecting a bigger number of participants especially in the family relay as more have already expressed their intents to participate.
Below is the complete list of winners and attached are some pictures.
|15 – 16 GIRLS|
|1ST RUNNER UP||KATRINA LEUENBERGER|
|13-14 – BOYS|
|CHAMPION||AKIRA MICHICO SAM|
|1ST RUNNER UP||KURT THOMAS GARCIA|
|2ND RUNNER UP||RAYMAR LAMPA|
|CHAMPION||ELISE MARTHA LEUENBERGER|
|1ST RUNNER UP||FRAULIEN MAE ROMERO|
|2ND RUNNER UP||ABIGAIL BARNER|
|CHAMPION||JAN NIKOLAI EYAO|
|1ST RUNNER UP||MICHAEL TOCMO|
|2ND RUNNER UP||KENNETH CHESTER VILLANUEVA|
|CHAMPION||EDUARD MORITZ LEUENBERGER|
|1ST RUNNER UP||CHRISTOPHER DANDUAN|
|2ND RUNNER UP||RAFAEL SUAREZ|
|CHAMPION||CHRISTINE JOY CUELLO|
|1ST RUNNER UP||RACHELLE DELA RAMA|
|2ND RUNNER UP||VANESSA YSABEL DORUELO|
|CHAMPION||ARCHELLE CYRIL JOHN DAHAN|
|6 UNDER BOYS|
|CHAMPION||ANDREI KRISTOF PUENTESPINA|
|6 UNDER GIRLS|
|CHAMPION||JOHANNAH COLLEEN TE|
|1ST RUNNER UP||MAYCE BALAITE|
|2ND RUNNER UP||SARAH NICOLE COPELAND|
Thanks and best regards!
Triad Kids Triathlon