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Scenic Mountain Triathlon

On Sunday, July 10, 2005, many team club members and local racers went to Richwood, WV for the 20th annual Scenic Mtn Triathlon. Our racers did a wonderful job taking many overall and age group places!!! We are very proud. No results are yet posted from the race, but I will cut and paste the recap from
Story and photos by Jason Black --- Stay tuned for more!

Photo by Jason Black
The triathlon begins
Said to be West Virginia's oldest and longest running triathlon, the Scenic Mountain Triathlon lives up to it's name. It's scenic, it's surrounded by West Virginia mountains, and it's beautiful.

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Columbus International Triathlon & Sports Expo (links to more info!)
July 23-24, 2005 - Antrim Lake, Columbus, OH

Events include:
Olympic Triathlon: 1.5K swim + 40K bike + 10K run, Olympic Duathlon: 5K run + 40K bike + 10K run, Sprint Triathlon: 0.75K swim + 25K bike + 5K run, Junior Triathlon (Ages 13-23: Draft Legal): 0.75K swim + 16K bike + 5K run, International Aquathlon: 2.4 mi run + 1.0 mi swim + 2.4 mi run - 2005 USA Triathlon Regional Junior/U-23 Championship


This is going to be a race that offers something for everyone!!!

Buffalo Trails Multisport Racing Weekend

 We had a great showing and many placings at this years race!! We are very proud of everyone who raced. I will paste in results for our racers (let me know if I left anyone out) and a recap from the buffalo trails site. Here are how we did:

Triathlon results:



565 Hunter Boshell 15 1/9 13/67 1:44:01 15:40 1:16 1:02:12 1:01 23:52
542 Richard Flanigan 20 3/6 18/67 1:45:58 15:16 1:59 1:05:34 0:57 22:12
527 Kevin Milam 21 5/7 19/67 1:46:30 16:27 1:47 1:04:18 0:36 23:22
554 Nancy Henderson 32 1/1 5/15 1:52:53 15:41 1:17 1:09:12 0:59 25:44
541 Trenton Stover 75 3/4 62/67 2:25:24 19:51 4:12 1:30:28 3:21 27:32
587 Ken Brown 79 4/4 64/67 2:41:55 22:39 4:34 1:39:55 1:12 33:35


Dualthlon results


337 Robert Smith 3 1/6 3/66 1:34:00 13:37 0:46 1:00:01 0:42 18:54
340 Brandon Merritt 5 2/5 5/66 1:34:42 14:36 0:42 59:10 0:43 19:31
334 Mark Pinson 18 1/3 18/66 1:42:10 16:52 1:00 1:01:29 0:58 21:51
306 Pat Riley 25 4/5 25/66 1:45:22 15:15 2:09 1:05:30 1:13 21:15
288 Cory Richardson 43 6/6 40/66 1:54:23 16:02 0:55 1:13:21 0:42 23:23
296 Jamie Lofiego 46 5/5 43/66 1:56:38 16:26 1:28 1:15:26 0:55 22:23
268 Milly Biller 53 2/3 4/14 2:01:46 18:27 1:19 1:17:21 0:36 24:03
269 William H Harkins Jr 60 1/3 56/66 2:04:57 19:47 1:16 1:14:24 1:10 28:20
280 Janet Wallace 67 3/4 8/14 2:10:36 19:19 2:50 1:20:11 1:11 27:05

Maysville, Kentucky, Saturday, May 28, 2005, Triathlon & Duathlon
Complete results

Testimonal from: 2005 All Rights Reserved Buffalo Trails MultiSport Racing

The Buffalo Trails Multi-sport Racing Weekend in Maysville, Kentucky has proven again why it is becoming known as one of the finest racing events in the country. New this year were changes to the duathlon course making it a 2.45 mile run, 22 mile bike and 3.1 mile final run, adding a triathlon by doing a 1/2 mile swim in the Ohio River and adding a 5K fund raiser to fight cancer.

The duathlon and triathlon were named part of the MERCS. Early light rain kept several racers away at the last minute but did not wash away the spirit in this historic river town that is a frequent stop for river boats including the Mississipi Queen and Delta Queen. The sun ended up coming out to make it a great day for racing. In the duathlon Sean Ion took a 40 second lead over Robert Smith (West Virginia) on the initial run and never looked back as he also posted the fastest bike time to finish with a time of 1:28:26. Ted Neidhardt of Galena, Ohio overtook Smith on the bike to finish 2nd at 1:32:36 while Smith (1:34:00) was able to hold off the smooth headed and hard charging Joe Monastra (Delaware, OH) (1:34:09). Brandon Merritt of South Charleston, WV finished 5th (1:34:42). Other notable male finishers included 2004 BTD Champion Jacob Porter (WV), 2004 BTD Runner-up Mike Tigani (Cincinnati) 10th and 2001 BTD Champion Nicholas Ciaccio (Cincinnati) 12th.

A new female duathlon champion was crowned with three time champion Michelle Kitze doing the triathlon this year. Barbara Walker of Cincinnati busted out to the early lead on the first run and then posted the fastest bike split to finish first overall with a time of 1:47:42. Cheryl Scanlon of Louisville left the transition area in 2nd but did not have enough speed to hold on as Laura Fogt (Louisville) came on strong to finish 2nd (1:50:28) and Scanlon 3rd (1:52:38). Milly Biller (Barboursville, WV) finished 4th and Debra Bird (Cincinnati) rounded out the top five.

The first ever Buffalo Trails Triathlon came off as a huge success with this point to point swim. The swim started with racers jumping off a 140 foot tug/deck boat and swimming down the Ohio River. Spectators lined the 100 meter Limestone Landing and were able to walk right along the swimmers as they came in. Dan Casey( Cincinnati) was first to transition followed closely by David Steiner (Waynesville, OH) and Barry Knight (Paducah, KY). Knight blasted through the bike course with a time of 54:38 and followed it up with a great final run to become the first Buffalo Trails Male Triathlon Champion with a time of 1:25:09. Casey stayed strong to finish 2nd (1:29:57) and Steiner came in 3rd (1:32:57). Rounding out the top five was John Camele 1:35:04 (Cincinnati) and Brad Myers 1:36:10 (Scottsburg, IND).

There was a great battle between past USAT MidEast Region President Jim Donaldson and current President Mark Lulling with the elder statesman winning. Another notable was Colin Russell (1:53:00) from Scotland, who just happened to be vacationing in the state and was able to borrow someone's bike that had not been ridden in 12 years and was without a wetsuit but stated folks from Scotland would love to be able to swim in water that warm.

Professional racer Michelle Kitze overcame an early nearly 1 minute deficit on the swim to Morgan Staley (Athens, OH) to rip apart Big Hiney Hill as she has done so many times in the past to become the first female champion with a time of 1:36:17. (6th overall) Lisbeth Kenyon of Lexington, KY via Sweden posted great times through out to finish 2nd (1:38:10) (9th overall) while local Allison Poe (Maysville, KY) came in 3rd (1:51:26). Rounding out the Top 5 was Karen Mattes 1:51:45 of Columbus, OH and 5th Nancy Henderson of Barboursville, WV (1:52:53).

Relay Winners were Female Duathlon Parker/Jones of Maysville, KY and COED Holley/Malone of Gallipolis. Relay winners for the Triathlon were Male (Lifferth/Duncan of Maysville and Female was team Everlasting Motion of Maysville.

Cash Prizes were given to the Top 3 overall with the Champions receiving a free stay at the first class French Quarter Inn located at the Transition area so that they can come back to defend their titles. Racers with the fastest splits for Run 1, Swim, Bike Du and Bike Tri also received cash bonuses.

Winners of the Everlasting Motion 5 K were male Nathan Hauke 16:04 (Winchester, OH) and female Jennifer Fellinger 22:20 (Cincinnati). Race official was Richard Anton and chip timing provided by endresultcompany.

The Buffalo Trails Multi-sport Races Crew thanks everyone that participated and helped out and invites everyone back next year on Memorial Day Weekend for another great weekend of racing that is sure to be another important date on the USAT calendar. For more information go to or for results go to

Tristate Triathlon & Tristate Childrens Triathlon (links to iplayoutsidecoverage!)
July 30 thru 31- Huntington, WV

Thankfully, the Second Annual Tristate Triathlon on August 1, had much better weather thanthe previous day's Childrens Triathlon. The morning started misty and cool, and only really warmed up after the sun crested the tops of the mountains surrounding the beach at Beech Fork State Park, sometime after 10:00 am. (go to for more info.)


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