Okanagan Triathlon Team has Success in Tune-Up Races Prior to BC Summer Games


The young triathletes that will be representing the Thompson Okanagan Region at the upcoming BC Summer Games had a chance to try on their new uniforms provided by Big White Ski Resort and participate in a tune up race held on Saturday, July 14th in Penticton.
The Boston Pizza Triathlon had close to 300 participants and in the girls 14 – 15 years old division members of the Thompson Okanagan Team took first and second place.  Kassidy Todd finished first, completing the 500 metre swim, 10 kilometre bike ride and 4 kilometre run in a time of 45:46, while  Mackenzie Lawrence came in second with a time of 47:27.
In the boys 14-15 year old division, Noah Beglaw of the Thomson Okanagan team completed the course in 40:22 to finish second overall.


Additionally, team member Kelty Slaney won the 5 kilometre race in the women’s division of the Dirty Feet cross country running race series held at Kalamalka Provincial Park in Vernon on Sunday, July 15th.  Big White is proud to be a Gold Sponsor for the 2012 BC Summer Games and offers its best wishes for an enjoyable and successful games for the Thomson Okanagan team.

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