HamTrek, Hamilton's annual triathlon and walk, celebrated its 10th anniversary this year. The annual triathlon and walk offers Hamilton community members the opportunity to compete individually or as part of a three-person team in swimming, on-road biking and cross-country running.
Participants compete as individuals or as part of a team, which are composed of three people in any ratio of faculty, staff, students, alumni, family and administration.
Prizes were awarded to the top six female and top six male individuals, as well as the top female, male and coed teams. There were also prizes for the best themed team as represented by their outfits.
As a sprint triathlon the distances were shortened to 525 yds of swimming (21 lengths in the pool), 9 miles of on-road biking (two times around the Griffin Road loop and 5k of cross-country running (the cross-country course). The whole event took place on the Hamilton College campus and surrounding roads. HamTrek started in Bristol Pool and finished in the field behind the fitness center.
Participants were encouraged to collect donations to benefit the Shawn Grady Memorial Fund. The Fund, a non-profit/tax exempt organization devoted to helping local families who have children with life-threatening illnesses, was established in memory of Shawn Grady, an outstanding athlete who was diagnosed with cancer in the fall of his sophomore year. http://www.shawngradyfund.org
May 6, 2013
Professor of English Onno Oerlemans was the top individual finisher, Lauren King ’16 was the top female individual, and team “Adirondack Adventure” (Director of Outdoor Leadership Andrew Jillings, Will Robertson ’14 and Marcos Sotelo ’15), won the relay in the 10th annual HamTrek Triathlon on May 3.
Oerlemans finished with a time of 56:06, King clocked in at 1:02:52, and Adirondack Adventure finished in 53:07.
Ninety individuals and 62 teams competed in the event that had its largest field ever. Participants swam 21 lengths in the pool, biked nine miles and ran 5 kilometers.