Straatman rides away with Guelph Lake II sprint triathlon
GUELPH – Matt Straatman of Lucan posted a bike time just under a minute and a half faster than anyone else to ride away with the win in the Guelph Lake II Subaru Triathlon’s sprint triathlon in and around the Guelph Lake Conservation Area Saturday.
While 12 competitors had times faster than Straatman on the swim leg, the first leg of a triathlon, no one was close on the bike stage, the second leg. And he followed that up with the fastest time on the run.
In all, Straatman took 1:25:57.6 to complete the event to finish 3:22.3 ahead of runner-up Markus Rummel of Hamilton while Bary Dalton of Milton was third.
Top female finisher, 13th overall, was Izaura Araujo of Toronto in 1:37:54.1. She was 2:06.0 ahead of Sara McIlraith of Lively.
Straatman’s time would’ve placed him third in last year’s Guelph Lake II sprint triathlon.
Jared Wright of Toronto won Saturday’s sprint swim bike in 1:02:34.9 and was almost nine minutes ahead of Paula Vannostrand of Toronto who was the top female, second overall.
Jacob Saunders of Shelburne won the sprint duathlon in 1:29:20.1 while Freddie So of Oakville was second, 41.3 seconds behind. Top female was Angela Hofstra of Guelph who was 11th overall.
Hilary Johnson was top female and overall winner of the try-a-tri in 40:28.5. Ethan Turner of Oakville was second in 41:01.4.
The Abbs – swimmer Ethan Abbatangelo, cyclist Peter Abbatangelo and runner Emma Abbatangelo – won the sprint triathlon relay in 1:39:14.8.
- Guelph Sports Journal