Broome Triathlon Club returns with sweltering first event

Cain AndrewsBroome Advertiser
A competitor chases closely behind another in the run portion of the triathlon.
Camera IconA competitor chases closely behind another in the run portion of the triathlon. Credit: Cain Andrews/Broome Advertiser

Triathlon competitors gathered late on Friday afternoon at the Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre to compete in the first event of the season, the Tri Club training night.

Lachlan Penegar from the high school student category won the night with the quickest time, beating the 200m/2km swim-run-swim-run in a blistering 21:47.

He was closely followed by Daniel O’Connor, the first man across the line in the open long course competition, who completed the course in 22:00.

Jude Millard won the open long course for females, making it across the line with a time of 25:56.

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Scott Beatty took the win for the open short course for the men, coming in with a time of 13:27 for the 100m/1km swim-run-swim-run.

Bec Kevin beat out the girls in the open short course, completing the course in 16:06.

Stevi Evans and Lachlan Penegar won the long course out of the high school students, with Stevi Evans winning the girls with a time of 27:27 and Lachlan Penegar winning the high school boys and also making the best time of the night completing the course in just 21:31.

Josh Smallshaw completed the short course for high school boys the fastest, crossing the finish in line in just 13:07.

Frank Graffen and Matilda Beatty won the 100m/1km course for primary school students, crossing the finish line with less than a minute between them: Frank completing the circuit in 14:06 and Matilda in 13:44.

There were no competitors in the high school female short course.

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