Duncan’s Jill Ramstead was the top female finisher, and third overall, in the sprint event at the Subaru Shawnigan Lake Triathlon on May 23.
Ramstead completed the course – a 0.8km swim, 22km bike and 5km run – in one hour, 16 minutes and 44 seconds. The only triathletes to cross the line ahead of her were the first male finisher, Vancouver’s Brandon Kirk, with a time of 1:14:57, and Balint Falvai of Victoria, just 24 seconds ahead of Ramstead.
Other Cowichan Valley residents to finish the sprint were Todd Thomson of Shawnigan Lake (1:25:12, second in the men’s 45-49 division), Laura Robson of Shawnigan Lake (1:29:34), Richard Anderson of Cobble Hill (1:34:18), Alison Keple of Duncan (1:35:58), Diana Sharpe of Cowichan Bay (1:40:11), Sonia Lowe of Shawnigan Lake (1:45:40), James Ramsey of Duncan (1:45:42), Wendy Hicks of Duncan (1:47:59), Doyle Childs of Mill Bay (1:50:51), John Gerty of Cowichan Bay (1:54:49), Andrew Purdey of Mill Bay (2:01:20), and Damir Wallener of Duncan (2:11:35).
The spring relay was won by Team X of Victoria in 1:22:33.
Local teams included Shawnigan Lake’s Better Late Than Never: Kirsi Lupton, Sarah Kingstone and Adrienne Hollings (1:29:56), and M1M2, also of Shawnigan Lake: Michelle Sprangers and Mike Hennessy (1:38:59).
The standard distance triathlon – 1.5km swim, 44km bike, 10 km run – was won by Shawn Wilyman of Victoria with a time of 2:05:42, and the top female was Malindi Elmore of Kelowna in 2:16:18.
Duncan’s Jason Sandquist was fifth overall at 2:13:35, and Paul Auton of Mill Bay finished 10th at 2:18:45. Other local finishers included David Huntley of Duncan (2:23:13), Alexander Daether of Chemainus (2:42:19), Rudy Massimo of Shawnigan Lake (2:43:45), Kim Simons of Duncan (2:45:13), Chad Strickland of Shawnigan Lake (2:50:08), Rob Grant of Duncan (2:56:28), Takeshi Yamada of Duncan (3:00:39), Todd Humen of Ladysmith (3:02:48), Shirley Van Dyke of Ladysmith (3:06:39), and Eric Service of Cobble Hill (3:37:17).
The standard relay was won by Victoria team Woods in 2:22:01. Local relay teams included BSB Lightning of Shawnigan Lake: Nancy Baxendale, Chris Brown and Gordon Smith (2:30:34).
Brennen Smith of Victoria and Annelise Lapointe of Vancouver won the Western Canadian High School Championships with times of 1:01:33 and 1:21:40, respectively.
Local finishers included Damian Parlee (1:25:04), Aidan Tammaro (1:28:26), Clare Addison (1:34:45), Tannis Potter (1:35:48), Sidney Lloyd (1:36:47), Nina Height (1:39:53), Luis Espinosa (1:41:56), Dechen Sherpa (2:00:30), and Jaclyn Childs (2:01:08).
The high school spring relay was won by Coast Busters of Coquitlam in 1:15:57.
Shawnigan Lake School had seven relay teams. Cameron Urquhart and Charlie Murphy paced their fellow students with a time of 1:31:53, followed by Rex Sae Lim and Leon Li (1:36:26), William Kim and Jamie Ash (1:36:45), Kyle McCallum and Takuto Hori (1:41:10), Jessica Fremlin and Anna Koehler (1:47:37), Ray Xi and Brett Lin (1:48:16), and Jack Halse, Penny Cheng and Peem Winyosopit (1:54:35).
Cobble Hill team Rats – Robert Power, Alex Rockson and Tobin Bergman – finished in 1:41:28. Another Cobble Hill trio, Shollanna – Holly Collis Handford, Raeanna Willsey and Shayla Grymaloski – finished in 1:44:48.