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Area youths compete at triathlon
More than 100 youth athletes competed in the inaugural Wee-Kids Triathlon on Saturday in Sutter, competing in swimming, cycling and running.
The event was put on by the Yuba Sutter Triathlon Club in an effort to raise money for the Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) of Yuba Sutter.
Participants swam in the Morehead Family Community Pool before taking to their bikes, when they traversed part of Sutter down to Pass Road. The triathlon ended with a run. Distances varied in each event by age group.
Divisions were split up by age and gender as competitors ranged from 2 to 17 years old.
In the 5-6-year-old division, athletes swam 25 yards, rode half a mile on their bikes and ran a quarter-mile. Top finishers for the boys were Ethan Doig, Cooper Nelson and Nicholas West. The girls were led by Lily Miller, Claudia Dudek and Emma Mallen.
The 7-10-year-olds swam 50 yards, biked 1 mile and ran a half-mile. Top three finishers for the girls were Madeline Smith, Myla Correia and Lorelai Miller. Taking the top places for the boys were Mateen Rafiq, Cooper Williams and Tanner West.
Up in the 11-14-year-old division, competitors completed a 100-yard swim, 6-mile bike ride and 1-mile run. Jarred Paguio, Andrew Oliver and Isaiah Kessler were the top placers for the boys. Leading the girls were Martha Haller, Hanna Swartz and Adrienne Swartz.
Rounding out the competition was the 15-17-year-old division in which participants completed a 200-yard swim, 13-mile bike ride and 2-mile run. Michaela Smith took home first place for the girls, while Silas Ochsner edged Kessler Baker in the boys division.