Monday, August 20, 2012
So, after not posting for the better part of the year, following this weekends success seems like a good time to start. For nine of our fun2tri athletes, this weekend served as their championship race, whether it be the Ontario Summer Games or Junior Nationals. Lets start with OSG, seeing as seven of our nine athletes that raced were competing there. With the strongest team of any club at the race, fun2tri definately rose to the occasion with some outstanding performances. Beginning things off with our two ladies, in her first season with fun2tri, Natalie Stacey ran her way into a solid top 15 placing in 12th. Joining Natalie was fellow teammate Emma Barrett, who had a superb race, winning the silver medal! On the guys side, Chalmers McAllister put in one of his strongest performances of the year, rounding out the top twenty in the mens race. Shaun Hancyz lead out of the water, and after some trouble at the mount line, hung on for a top 15 finish in 12th. Ahead of him, Ben Staples put in an incredibly gutsy performance, cracking the top 10 in 9th place. Then, using some great tactics on the run, Willem Quosai rose to the occasion, rounding out the mens medal placing in 3rd. And last, but certaintly not least, Aidan Zagar showed he was the best in Ontario, taking the lead on the bike, and not relinquishing it all the way to the line. Overall, not only did our club have the most athletes qualified, we won 50% of the medals available. Fantastic job by everyone, all your hard work has paid off. Switching gears now, and moving all the way to the other side of the country, Junior Nationals was taking place in Kelowna, BC and we had 2 fun2triers taking part. In the girls race, Sasha Boulton finished her last race as a fun2tri athlete with a top 15 performance, finishing 12th, which seemed to be a common finishing number for fun2tri athletes this weekend. In the mens race, Myles Zagar just missed cracking the top 10, finishing 11th in the country. Congratulations to both athletes, and good luck to Sasha as she leaves fun2tri as our first "club graduate", going to train in Guelph as part of the RTC. Moving forward now, most of fun2tri is done for the summer, and our athletes will be focusing on getting back into their swim season and cross country seasons as school starts back up. Thanks for a great season everyone.