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Hartpence wins Go FreCo triathlon title
Athletes listened to instructions before the start of Saturday's Go Fremont County Triathlon and related events at Riverton High School. Sam Hartpence of Lander, kneeling in front, won the individual triathlon crown. Photo by Wayne Nicholls

Hartpence wins Go FreCo triathlon title

Jul 28, 2013 - From staff reports

Molly Bockman of Boulder, Colo., won the women's division with a time of 1:13.08, ahead of Molly Varney of Laramie, who placed second with a time of 1:22.28.

Lander's Sam Hartpence raced to a first-place overall finish in the men's division of the third annual Go Fremont County Triathlon held Saturday in Riverton.

Hartpence's time of 1:02.24 was 46 seconds quicker than Brent Phinney from Windsor, Colo., who placed second overall in the men's division with a time of 1:03.10.

Molly Bockman of Boulder, Colo., won the women's division with a time of 1:13.08, ahead of Molly Varney of Laramie, who placed second with a time of 1:22.28.

Kristen Newlin and John Kindle won the relay triathlon with a time of 1:09.27. Ryan Mikesell, Quinton Harrison and Dee Harrison placed second in the relay with a time of 1:14.43.

In addition to the triathlon, Marcus Gardner of St. Stephen's won the 5K race with a time of 19:23, ahead of second-place finisher Tabitha Simmons from Gillette who ran a 20:14.

Shannon Watts from Riverton placed third with a time of 20:18.

Misty Mason of Riverton was the fastest runner in the 10K race with a time of 47:13, ahead of Riverton's Rick Mickelson, who placed second with a time of 53:40.

Cody Jarvis from Shoshoni was third with a time of 1:00.46.

100 athletes competed in either the triathlon, 5K or 10K run and walk, which made Saturday's races the largest Go Fremont County event to date.

"We couldn't be more pleased with the turnout. It is such a fun, healthy and upbeat event, and we hope Go Fremont County can continue to grow," said Craig Blumenshine, president of Go Fremont County.

"We had competitors under 10 and over 60 participate, and our volunteers were tremendous,"

The event was staged at Riverton High School.

The Go Fremont County effort is raising funds to rebuild the Darcie Zimmer Memorial recreation path along N 8th W. in Riverton.

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