Assistant Track, Cross Country Coach John Hartpence Wins Hamtrek
John Hartpence, assistant cross country & track and field coach, was the overall winner of the 2016 HamTrek triathlon with a time of 55:20.15. Lauren King ’16 was the top female individual at 01:03:32.95, and Team Hooper won the co-ed relay clocking in at 01:02:42.12.
Thirty teams and 57 individuals competed in the 13th annual event on April 29. Participants swam 21 lengths in the pool, biked nine miles (two times around the Griffin Road loop) and ran 5 kilometer around the cross-country course.
The entire event takes place on the Hamilton campus and surrounding roads. HamTrek starts in the Bristol Pool and finishes 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.