By Bob Sutton
Special to The Alamance News
Entrants from nearby counties were the champions in Saturday morning’s Mission Man Triathlon at Burlington’s Lake Cammack.
Ben Resler of Greensboro won in 1 hour, 3 minutes. 23.16 seconds.
That was a substantial margin on two-time defending champion Royce Scrivano (1:09.01.43) of Greensboro.
Resler, 19, is a graduate of Cornerstone Charter and a rising sophomore at Catawba College, where he’s a member of the cross country and track and field teams.
Justin Burrows (1:09:53.95) of Apex was third and Matthew Sommer (1:11.12.28) of Burlington placed fourth. Sommer, 46, is a longtime competitor in the event.
The top female finisher was 16-year-old Lucy Eggleston of Randleman. A student at Greensboro Day School, she finished in 1:16:32.42 for the seventh-best time overall.
A field of 145 entrants marked a slightly larger turnout than the two previous years. The number of entrants is considerably smaller than earlier years. There were more than 400 participants in the inaugural year in 2006.
The competition included a 750-meter swim, 15-mile bike course and 5-kilometer run.
The annual event, which has Buckner Heavylift Cranes as the major sponsor, is a fundraiser for Burlington’s Front Street United Methodist Church.
Photo courtesy of Mission Man Triathlon