Peiffer outraces storm, field of more than 60 on way to top honors in 2nd annual City of Seven Hills event
The threat of inclement weather did little to keep hard-nosed athletes from tackling the City of Seven Hills Triathlon in Port Washington last Saturday morning.MORE THAN 60 athletes put their swimming, biking and running skills to the test at the annual City of Seven Hills Triathlon in Port Washington last Saturday. Above, Jordan Brown moved to the biking leg after completing his swim in the Piratesâ Hollow Waterpark, where the competition began with staggered starts. Photo by Sam Arendt
Beating a pending storm and the rest of the field, Danielle Peiffer emerged as the overall winner in the second annual event.
Peiffer, 36, of Port Washington, conquered a course that included a 2/10ths of a mile swim in Piratesâ Hollow Waterpark, followed by a 12-mile bike ride and 3-mile run on city streets.
Peiffer finished in 1 hour, 1 minute, 58 seconds, including transition periods between events. She completed the swim in 4:22, the bike ride in 34:17 and the run in 21:41.
Close behind in a three-way fight for the title were the top two male entrants â runner-up Ben Kultgen of Grafton and Eagan Norman of Port Washington.
Kultgen, 21, finished in 1:02.05. Norman, last yearâs overall winner, was clocked in 1:02.07.
The runner-up among females was Khara Schelach, who finished in 1:07:12.
The winning team was Traffic Bond, consisting of Warren Graham, Travis Peterson and Brian Schaefer. Their collaborative time was 1:17:04.
A total of 65 people, including 34 from Port Washington, registered in advance for this yearâs event, which was organized by the cityâs Parks and Recreation Department. All but four registrants participated.
A summary of the top finishers follows.
Age 14 to 18 â 1, Eagan Norman, 1:02:07; 2, Chase Graff, 1:05:21.
19 to 30 â 1, Ben Kultgen, 1:02:05; 2, Marc Storma, 1:05:28; 3, Cory Steinmetz, 1:06:32.
31 to 40 â 1, Steve Schaefer, 1:04:42; 2, Adam Consiglio, 1:06:16; 3, Jason Lanser, 1:07:05.
41 to 50 â 1, George Roemer, 1:12:40; 2, Steve Kultgen, 1:12:52; 3, Ralph Perez, 1:13:01.
51 and older â 1, David Merrifield, 1:04:04; 2, Mark Davis, 1:15:40; 3, Kevin Klotz, 1:25:28.
14 to 18 â No entrants.
19 to 30 â 1, Khara Schelach, 1:07:12; 2, Heather Princeton, 1:15:35; 3, Keri Klemann, 1:20:29.
31 to 40 â 1, Danielle Peiffer, 1:01:58; 2, Nicole Setzer, 1:07:50; 3, Anna Bluma, 1:14:54.
41 to 50 â 1, Debbie Markos, 1:10:20; 2, Linda Pierschalla, 1:18:03; 3, Diane Johnson, 1:25:47.
51 and older â 1, Anne Marie Tiffe, 1:13:33; 2, Julie Carufel, 1:30:13; 3, Terri Couwenhoven, 1:33:58.
1, Traffic Bond, 1:17:04; 2, Triple Aâs, 1:37:2.