Team Varga - women’s swim team member Rene Varga ’20, women’s hockey team member Timary Malley ’20, and Director of Outdoor Leadership Andrew Jillings - was the overall winner of the 2018 HamTrek triathlon with a time of 59:02.39. Men’s swimming and diving team member Chris Klein ’18 was the top male finisher with a time of 1:01:02.82, and Assistant Professor of Geosciences Cat Beck was the top female individual at 01:09:10.29.
Twenty-eight teams and 42 individuals competed in the 15th annual event on April 27. 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.