Written by massapequa observer Staff Thursday, 05 September 2013 00:00
Massapequa athletes scored in the near-perfect weather of the 26th annual Runner’s Edge Town of Oyster Bay triathlon August 24.
The top finisher from the Massapequas was 33-year-old Brendan Mims of Massapequa, who scored in 6th place overall with a time of 1 hour, 41 seconds.
Other local athletes taking home awards from the 2013 Runner’s Edge-Town of Oyster Bay Triathlon were Doreen Kralick of Massapequa Park, who was the first place female masters (age 40 plus) finisher, Tara Ilsey of Massapequa, who scored first in the Open Athena Women’s Weight Division, Mark Bauer of North Massapequa, second finisher in the
Open Clydesdale Men’s Weight Division, Cindy Stimpfel of North Massapequa, third place finisher in the Masters Athena Weight Division, Heather Riddiough of Massapequa Park, 5th place woman in the 35-39 age group, Karen Conkling of Massapequa, 4th place woman in the 50-54 age group, and Lorraine Huether of Massapequa, was the first woman to finish in the 55-59 age group.
Former Long Islander Tom Eickelberg of upstate Cortland was the overall winner among the triathletes. Eickelberg was the first competitor out of the waterand was never headed after that. Brian MacArthur of Golden Colorado was second, 30 seconds behind Eickelberg, and Ryan Siebert of Patchogue scored in first place and was the first current Long Island athlete to finish.
Karen Pompay of Garden City, who has been the second woman overall twice in the past, scored as the first female finisher this year, with a margin of nearly two full minutes in front of runner-up Magnalena Mango of New York City.
The event consisted of a 1/2 mile swim in Oyster Bay Harbor, followed by a 9.3 bike ride throuh Oyster Bay, Oyster Bay Cove and Laurel Hollow, and finishing up with a 5 kilometer run up to Planting Fields and back to the finish at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park.