Peach, Laundry grab top spots in Guelph Indoor Triathlon

GUELPH – Katie Peach and Jackson Laundry took the top spots as triathletes moved inside for the Guelph Indoor Triathlon Sunday at the University of Guelph.

Peach won both the women’s category and the overall championship as she finished with 2,100 points. Laundry won the men’s title and was second overall at 2,075.

Rounding out the top three in the women’s category were Elizabeth Stewart at 1,550 and Astrid Bergman at 1,425.

Dylan Pust was second in the men’s class at 1,975 and Myles Lane and Andrew Bolton tied for third at 1,750.

For the event, the triathletes competed for 15 minutes in each of the three disciplines. The swimming was held in the Gryphon pool with the triathletes swimming around buoys placed in the four corners of the pool. The cycling was stationary and held in the Gryphon Fieldhouse as was the running.

Each triathletes did as many laps of the pool and the track and as many kilometres on the bike as they could in the allotted time. They were then awarded points for their performances with different point charts for males and females.

The potential points were decided using the performances of local triathletes and 1,000 points were the most that would be awarded in any one discipline.

For the male competitors, John Rasmussen’s time in the 800-metre freestyle was used as the 1,000-point mark in swimming while Laundry’s time in the LPC Time Trial was used as the top mark in cycling. The performance by Taylor Forbes in the 5,000 metres was used for the men’s run.

The female points were based around Elise Bolger’s time in the 800m free for swimming, Jessica Kuepfer’s LPC TT record time for cycling and Dominika Jamnicky’s 5km time for running.

The race was the first event of the Triathlon Ontario’s six-race indoor provincial championship series.

Other races in the series are to be held at Brampton (Jan. 20 and Feb. 17), Toronto (Feb. 24 and May 4) and Huntsville (March 3).

 

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