Monday, June 15, 2009


(Getting wet in Winona. Photo courtesy of Trinona Race Management)

With six multis contested on June 13-14, this weekend was clearly the busiest of the 2009 season thus far. Below are results links for TRINONA, FAIRMONT, DU THE DAM and PAYNESVILLE. Capsules and photography will follow. Also, MTN would like to acknowledge some of the Minnesotans who raced in out-of-state events last weekend:  Erin Ferrens placed 20th (5:03:11)  (pros included) at Boise 70.3; while Buffalo Sprint winner Shelley Nelson (5:03:21), April Morgan (5:09:27), who excelled at Buffal0 Olympic (8th woman), emerging newcomer Angie Schmidt (5:10:14), Cinco de Mayo victor Diane Hankee (5:20) and New Bri Tri Champ Brendon O'Flanagan (4:28:30) turned in credible efforts at Kansas 70.3.

(Winona, MN - June 14) Rochester's premier multisportsman Mark Carey dominated on the hellaciously scenic and challenging Olympic distance course, while women's champ Sarah "Queen of The Bluff" Kolpin of Minneapolis, had to run down Winona's Megan Ping. Rochester's Rick Hoover and Owatonna's Amber Lutz were victorious in the companion sprint. This event drew almost 300 participants, an outstanding inaugural turnout on such a busy weekend. 

MTN received this e-mail from Bill Corcoran, Director of the Paynesville Area Triathlon:

Dear Minnesota Tri News, 

Hey.  The race this weekend went very well.  We ended up with about 124 total participants, which is a 30% growth from last year which was awesome....Our course changed a bit from last year, so the course records weren't completely accurate, but being that our 5k run was actually a little longer than a 5k and the bike and swim were exactly the same, times were pretty good.  Team Scheels/ HED Wheels knocked 7 minutes off of the old course record in the relay division, so they set the bar pretty high for the relay teams in the future.  Input on the course and the hills was awesome from the athletes. 
Bill Corcoran
Head Coach & General Manager
North Crest Gymnastics, Dance, and Cheer.