Tuesday, September 29, 2009


(Waterloo, IA - September 27, 2009) Iowa's Tami Ritchie and Janet McCulloch are very talented athletes. Heck, Ritchie cracked the overall women's Top 10 at AG Nationals (3rd 25-29W) last month.

And Illinois' Emily Dewald has turned in several extraordinary performances this season and is arguably the most successful female rookie on the U.S. tri scene. (Emily's first career tri was Peregrine Charities '08, where she placed 5th.)

These are the girls that New Hope's Kortney Haag (pictured) beat last Sunday at the 2nd annual Peregrine Charities Triathlon in Waterloo, IA.

"Kort," as she's known to friends and fam, won the race in course record time. The 2008 Minnesota Rookie of the Year, lowered the CR set by Sarah Grunner (IL) last year by 57 seconds. The win was her 3rd in a row, and 5th of her young career.