Port boy, 13, tops field at inaugural City of Seven Hills competition that attracts more than 70 die-hard athletes
A teenager emerged with top honors at the inaugural City of Seven Hills Triathlon in Port Washington last Saturday.
Eagan Norman, 13, of Port Washington swam, cycled and ran his way to first place in solo competition at the event, which attracted 66 individuals and two relay teams.
Modeled as a scaled-down version of Iron Man contests, the triathlon included a 2/10ths-of-a-mile swim in Pirates’ Hollow Waterpark, followed by a 12-mile bike ride and 3-mile run along city streets.
Norman completed the course in 1 hour, 3 minutes, 50 seconds, which included transition periods between events.
Taking runner-up honors was Chris Rose, 14, of Grafton, who finished in 1:05:37.
Norman and Rose were the top two finishers among male entrants.
The top female contestant was Rebecca Sasseville, 37, of Port Washington (1:08:29). She was eighth overall among individuals.
The winning team was the Blue Barracudas, consisting of Tyler Douglass, Ben Kultgen and Ethan Deutsch, all of Port Washington. Their collaborative time was 1:01:39.
Organizers were pleased with the turnout for the event, which was organized by the Port Washington Parks and Recreation Department.
“I think it went fantastic, especially for the first year,” said Charlie Imig, park and recreation director.
“We had a great turnout, and the weather cooperated. There were a lot of positive comments.”
The triathlon attracted athletes from throughout the area, including 42 from Port Washington.
The event, which is expected to return next year, could eventually become part of an Ozaukee County triathlon series, Imig said. Cedarburg has held a triathlon for several years, and Grafton
officials are being encouraged to offer one, he added.
A summary of top age-group finishers in the City of Seven Hills Triathlon follows.
Age 18 and younger — 1, Eagan Norman, 1:03:50; 2, Chris Rose, 1:05:37; 3, Baxter Arndt, 1:07:40.
19 to 30 — 1, Cory Steinmetz, 1:09:09; 2, Andrew Collins, 1:10:07; 3, Marc Storma, 1:10.49.
31 to 40 — 1, Steven Schaefer, 1:07:59; 2, Adam Consiglio, 1:08:10; 3, Tim Bischof, 1:09:15.
41 to 50 — 1, Steve Jeske, 1:07:53; 2, George Roemer, 1:09:18; 3, Rick Frank, 1:18:31.
51 and older — 1, Mike Jajtner, 1:07:02; 2, Michael Schuck, 1:20:32; 3, Kevin Kotz, 1:22:46.
14 to 18 — 1, Allison Klotz, 1:22:52.
19 to 30 — 1, Katie Jajtner, 1:09:08; 2, Heather Princeton, 1:12:15; 3, Anna Wendland, 1:24:43.
31 to 40 — 1, Rebecca Sasseville, 1:08:29; 2, Nikki Setzer, 1:09:15; 3, Danielle Peiffer, 1:09:17.
41 to 50 — 1, Tracy Frank, 1:25:24; 2, Brenda Fritsch, 1:26:35.
51 and older — 1, Maureen Jajtner, 1:20:43; 2, Jo Walker, 1:31:26.
DOZENS OF ATHLETES swam 2/10ths of a mile in the Pirates’ Hollow Waterpark during the first event of the inaugural City of Seven Hills Triathlon last Saturday. Photos by Sam Arendt
EAGAN NORMAN was the top individual finisher in Port Washington’s inaugural triathlon.