Team LPC one-two in Guelph Lake sprint triathlon
GUELPH – It was a one-two for Guelph-based Team LPC in Sunday’s sprint triathlon at the Subaru Triathlon Series’ Guelph Lake One weekend.
Romain Sordet of Oakville won the sprint triathlon in and around the Guelph Lake Conservation Area in 1:02:30 while Team LPC clubmate Jarod Medd of St. Marys was second, 13 seconds behind.
Mark Cullen of Waterloo placed third, 27 seconds behind Sordet.
Christine Cash of Newmarket was seventh overall and top female finisher in 1:05:45 while Elise Bolger of Waterdown was second in 1:10:25 and Emma Elliott of Guelph third in 1:12:08. The race had the largest field of the weekend with 290 finishers.
Weather conditions were also improved from Saturday when meet organizers cut the swim portion of the Olympic triathlon in half due to safety concerns as a strong wind stirred up choppy waters and created a stronger current than normal.
Jacob Saunders of Collingwood won the sprint duathlon in 56:20 while Sean Tait of Kitchener was runner-up in 1:02:34 and Dany Malley of Burlington third in 1:03:26. Top female finisher in eighth overall was Karen Klink of Kitchener in 1:07:12 while Megan Dale of Stratford was second in 1:11:58 and Eva Breault of LaSalle was third in 1:13:06. Breault had also been third in Saturday’s Olympic duathlon. Sunday’s race featured 74 finishers.
Leading the sprint swim/bike field of 10 finishers across the line was Jovan Dhanju of Mississauga in 43:57 while Andrew Lebeau of Guelph was second in 45:26. Grace Wallace was credited with sixth overall to be top female finisher while Christina Violin of North York was second.
LPC teams took the top two spots in both relay events.
Saturday in the 10-strong Olympic triathlon relay the LPC Misfits won in 2:00:22 while Team LPC was second in 2:05:19.
Sunday in the sprint triathlon relay, Team Neville’s LPC Favourites headed the 11 finishers in a time of 1:00:20 while Team LPC Scrums were second in 1:02:59.
The weekend meet was the first of the usual two at the Guelph Lake Conservation Area. Guelph Lake Two, the final meet of the series and a one-day event, is set for September 3 and includes only the sprint races.
- Guelph Sports Journal