Top: Talitha Narehood, Paige Mikesell, Makeeli Redden, Karli Beitz, Charlese McSkimming, Josie Narehood, Derrick Mikesell, Emily Shipley.
Middle: Mason Marshall, Alex Schultz, Emma Quick, Beth Struble, Noah Jordan, Isaac Swanson, Abby LaBorde, Parker Marshall.
Bottom: Leif Hoffman, Mike Spencer, Chase Beitz, Justin Maines, Tate Swanson, Hayden Steiner.
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The Participants ~ while everyone was still fresh, and dry . . .
"Aquathon" and "Dam Swim", July 2021 ~
The Triathlon, after a year's hiatus due to the pandemic, was revived this year as the "Aquathon"
at the Clearfield Community Pool. The 3 mile bike ride, always a logistical nightmare, was eliminated
and the footrace and the swim were both doubled to two miles. (Footrace actually 2.2 miles) Everything from the "Dam Swim" is farther below
It all begins with the run . . .
. . . and they're off . . .
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Also held annually, the Dam Swim takes place at nearby Curwensville Lake. Two laps around a
roughly triangular, half-mile, course ( 1 mile total ) defined by spotters in canoes and kayaks.
Here the swim takes place in open water so there can be no rest at the end of a lap like at the pool.
As I comment nearly every year, I hope everyone appreciates how lucky we are to have two such
wonderful facilities like the Community Pool and Curwensviile Lake right in our own backyards.
and Jackie started her ready ga-sets before I could get set, so there they go . . .
Back, L-R: Cadence Day, Leif Hoffman, Nick Vaow, Connor Morgan, Hunter Cline, Mason Marshall, Luke Mikesell
Front: Emma Quick, Marlayna Bender, Danna Bender, Tyler Olson, Landyn Rankin, Ethan Evilsizor,
Danielle Cline, Lexi Miller, Claire Mikesell, Paige Mikesell, Riley Vaow
. . . and then they started coming back . . .
Leif Hoffman (L) had the best
overall time of the day at
54 minutes even though several
runners were ahead of him
going into the pool.
The first-finishing girl was
Paige Mikesell (far left) at
The lineup, on the rail, L-R: Hunter Cline, Leif Hoffman, Tyler Olson, Landyn Rankin, Nick Vaow, Rylie Vaow, Dani Cline,
Lexi Miller, Mason Marshall, Luke Mikesell, Claire Mikesell, Paige Mikesell, Derrick Mikesell, Brian Lytle, Rob Bozovich
In front, Coach Morrison