Team Jillings, Uribe, Fowy is Overall HamTrek Winner
Team Jillings, Uribe, Fowy was the overall winner of the 2019 HamTrek triathlon with a time of 58:06.48 on May 3. Swim team member Jake Fowy ’19 took to the Bristol Pool for the swimming leg, Cross Country team member Anaidys 'Andy' Uribe ’19 handled the running portion, and Director of Outdoor Leadership Andrew Jillings biked for the winners.
In individual competition, Assistant Track and Field and Cross Country Coach John Hartpence won with a time 58:43.13, and Katie Bono ’00 was the top female individual at 01:09:58.92. In the men’s relay, team Sullivan Vigneault Lyonb clocked in for the win at 59:08.74, and in the women’s relay the team of Coalson, Lansing, and Zarle won with a time of 01:07
Forty-eight teams and 51 individuals competed in the 16th annual event on a day that featured rain, sun, clouds, drizzle, and mud. Participants swam 21 lengths in the pool, biked nine miles (two times around the Griffin Road loop), and ran 5 kilometers 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.